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Chuck Bennett receives Isaac Newton Medal & Prize from the Institute of Physics

Chuck Bennett

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Chuck Bennett is the recipient of the 2017 Isaac Newton Medal and Prize, announced today by the Institute of Physics in London in recognition of research that has had a “transformative effect in cosmology.” The IOP cited Bennett’s leadership of NASA’s Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe space mission.

Department Hosts The NSF/DOE Quantum Science Summer School

Over the next two weeks from, from June 5th through 16th, the department is hosting the Quantum Science Summer School (QS³) for graduate students, sponsored by the National Science Foundation and the Department of Energy. All lectures take place in Schafler Auditorium and are open to the public.

Department to Host Second Annual Intensity Mapping Workshop

Intensity mapping is an emerging area of research in cosmology wherein the integrated light from large numbers of unresolved galaxies is used to infer the cosmic distribution of mass and to learn about the formation of the earliest stars and galaxies. The Workshop is June 12-14 at the Mt. Washington Conference Center.

Physics Major Austin Granmoe Receives Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

Austin Granmoe, who has just completed his sophomore year, is the recipient of the Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship established by the Department of Defense (DoD). In exchange for full tuition, a stipend, health insurance, and summer internships, Granmoe has pledged to work for the DoD after graduation.

Celebrating 60 Years of JHU Ultraviolet Astronomy

UV astronomy party goers

The department hosted a “Historical Celebration of 60 years of UV Astronomy” yesterday evening. Old friends and new gathered to appreciate JHU’s mark on ultraviolet astronomy over the last six decades.

14th Annual Physics Fair Appears in Baltimore Sun

The department’s 14th Annual Physics Fair was a tremendous success with a huge turnout. The Baltimore Sun covered the excitement, learning, and fun had on April, 29th.

Space@Hopkins Welcomes Astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins 4/24, 4PM

Kate Rubins

Space@Hopkins will be hosting Astronaut Dr. Kate Rubins on Monday, April 24 in Schafler Auditorium. The event will consist of a talk at 4pm and a reception following during which you can meet Astronaut Rubins. Please RSVP by filling out the following google form or emailing

Graduate Student Julián Munoz Awarded a Dan David Prize Scholarship

Each year, Dan David Prize laureates donate 10 percent of their prize money to doctoral scholarships for outstanding Ph.D. students and postdoctoral scholarships for outstanding researchers in their own field from around the world. Our own graduate student, Julián Munoz, has been awarded a Dan David Prize Scholarship for his research conducted under the guidance […]

Tobias Marriage Receives CAREER Award From the National Science Foundation

Toby Marriage

Assistant Professor Tobias Marriage has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. The award supports research by graduate and undergraduate students analyzing data from the JHU-led Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor to understand how the universe began.