Prof. Tobias Marriage leads a video tour of the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) project site on Cerro Toco in Chile’s Atacama desert. Prof. Tobias Marriage and Prof. Charles Bennett are Co-PIs of the CLASS project.
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Date: August 9, 2016
Date: August 5, 2016
Prof. Jared Kaplan, Prof. Tobias Marriage, Prof. Tyrel McQueen, and Prof. Nadia Zakamska have each received Catalyst Awards and $75,000 grants for their innovative, faculty-led research endeavors. The program is open to any full-time faculty member who was first appointed within the last three to 10 years.
Date: July 28, 2016
Graduate and undergraduate courses are now listed for Fall 2016. See course times and instructors here.
Date: July 25, 2016
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Alumni Centennial Professor, and Director of Space@Hopkins, Charles Bennett has been selected as a recipient of the international “Space Science Award” from the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). “The COSPAR Award
honors a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to space science.” Click for more information.
Date: July 8, 2016
Prof. Adam Riess, an internationally renowned observational cosmologist working on the measurement of the expansion of the universe and a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University. The professorships are supported by a $350 million gift to the university by Johns Hopkins alumnus, […]
Date: June 22, 2016
Dr. Dominika Wylezalek has been awarded the 2017 JHU Provost’s Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship. This will enable her to continue her exciting work on feedback from supermassive black holes with Prof. Nadia Zakamska. She currently holds the Akbari-Mack Fellowship.
Date: June 17, 2016
Category: Particle Physics
The documentary Particle Fever, which Professor David Kaplan produced, is among the inaugural recipients of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. In collaboration with the Starmus Festival, Stephen Hawking personally selected the awardees for “outstanding contributions in the articulation and portrayal of science to the public, within the three categories of science, art, and film.” Learn more about the award here.
Date: June 16, 2016
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?
Date: June 6, 2016
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.
Date: May 31, 2016
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.