In an new article published in Physical Review Letters , eight scientists within the department suggest a plausibility argument for an abiding mystery in astrophysics. Did the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) actually find a signature of dark matter in February? Find out more about the published article led by postdoctoral fellow Simeon Bird here.
Department News Archive
June 6, 2016
Nobel Laureate Adam Riess Leads Study that Demonstrates that the Universe is Expanding Faster than Previously Predicted Using the Hubble Space Telescope By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The universe appears to be expanding faster now than predicted, according to measurements of the expansion rate as seen shortly after the Big Bang, revealed in a study led by Nobel Laureate Adam Riess, the Thomas J. Barber and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor. Read the press release about the study here.
May 31, 2016
Rosemary F. G. Wyse Awarded Brouwer Award by Division on Dynamical Astronomy By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Professor Rosie Wyse has been awarded the 2016 Brouwer Award by the Division on Dynamical Astronomy of the American Astronomical Society for her fundamental role in advancing our understanding of the structure, dynamics, and formation history of the Milky Way and its satellite galaxies.
May 20, 2016
High-powered CLASS Telescope Receives ‘First Light’ By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Charles Bennett, Assistant Professor Tobias Marriage, and scores of other Johns Hopkins scientists, have started analyzing data from 13.8 billion-year-old radiation. Click here to read more about ‘first light’ for the CLASS telescope.
May 16, 2016
Space@Hopkins Initiative Launches with Goal of Bringing Researchers Together By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Though Johns Hopkins University has a long history with space studies that dates to before the founding of NASA, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Charles Bennett couldn’t help but notice how disconnected these research efforts have become across the institution. Click to read more.
May 4, 2016
Timothy Heckman Elected to National Academy of Sciences By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Dr. A. Hermann Pfund Professor and Department Chair, Tim Heckman, has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. Heckman was elected to the nonprofit institution in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Prof. Megan Urry of Yale University, who received her PhD at JHU, was also newly elected.
April 27, 2016
Space@Hopkins Seed Grant Funding Available By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Faculty and research scientists from across the university who are engaged in space-related research (broadly construed) are invited to apply for seed funding from Space@Hopkins, a new interdivisional initiative that unifies civilian space-related activities across the institution. Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Charles Bennett is director of Space@Hopkins. Click here for more information.
April 14, 2016
13th Annual Physics Fair is This Saturday (4/16) Throughout Bloomberg Center By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Bloomberg Center will be buzzing with activity between 11am and 5:30pm this Saturday for the department’s 13th annual Physics Fair. Click here for all of the details.
April 12, 2016
Brice Ménard Selected to Attend the 2016 Science Foo Camp at the Googleplex By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Faculty member Brice Ménard has been selected to attend the annual Sci Foo Camp at Google Headquarters later this year. The invitation-only event brings together 250 individuals with diverse backgrounds in science and technology, and is designed to encourage collaboration between scientists who would not typically work together. Click here for more info.
April 7, 2016
Special Colloquium with Karin Rabe (Rutgers), Thurs., April 14 at 3:30, Schafler Auditorium By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Prof. Karin Rabe of Rutgers University will present “Age of Exploration: Materials Discovery in the Virtual World” during a special department-wide colloquium on Thursday, April 14 at 3:30 in Schfler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center 272. Click here for the talk abstract.