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.
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Date: June 17, 2016
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.
Date: May 20, 2016
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.
Date: May 16, 2016
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. Space@Hopkins initiative launches with goal of bringing researchers together.
Date: May 4, 2016
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.
Date: April 27, 2016
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.
Date: April 14, 2016
Bloomberg Center will be buzzing with activity between 11am and 5:30pm this Saturday for the department’s 13th annual Physics Fair.
Date: April 12, 2016
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.