NASA has awarded Physics and Astronomy Research Professor Stephan McCandliss, and his Co-Investigators at Goddard Space Flight Center lead by S. Harvey Moseley, a 5-year, $4.4M Astrophysics Research Analysis (APRA) grant to develop the next generation of a sounding rocket borne experiment called the Far-UV Off Rowland-circle Telescope for Imaging and Spectroscopy (FORTIS).
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Date: December 8, 2016
Date: December 5, 2016
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has named Rosemary F.G. Wyse has been an AAAS Fellow by her peers at the Council of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Each year AAAS elects members whose “efforts on behalf of the advancement of science or its applications are scientifically or socially distinguished.”
Date: December 2, 2016
Students from the astronomy freshman seminar “The Unsolved Mysteries of the Cosmos” hosted their Astronomy Outreach Fair this week for nearly 100 guests. The students, for their final project, were tasked to develop an original, engaging outreach activity related to some aspect of astronomy discussed in the course.
Date: November 28, 2016
Students from Associate Professor Brice Ménard’s Observational Astronomy course gained valuable hands-on experience at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico over the course of two 12-hour observation nights. Click above for more information.
Inaugural Space@Hopkins Symposium Scheduled for November 2nd at 2pm in Schafler Auditorium, RSVP to Secure a Seat
Date: October 6, 2016
This exciting event will highlight the past, present and future of Space Science at Johns Hopkins and it’s affiliated institutions. Click here to learn more about the symposium and to RSVP.
Date: September 21, 2016
Category: Condensed Matter
In a joint colloquium with the Department of History of Science and Technology, Niels Bohr’s grandson, Vilhelm Bohr, will present “Niels Bohr: Life Behind the Physics” on Thursday, September 22nd at 3:30 in Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center room 272.
Date: September 2, 2016
Prof. Rosemary Wyse has been named the 2016 Blaauw Professor, and will give the Blaauw lecture. This annual lecture is hosted by the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen. The citation reads: “She is a world-leading authority on the formation, evolution, structure, and dynamics of our own Milky Way galaxy and its satellites.”
Date: August 30, 2016
Graduate student Julian Muñoz, postdoc Ely D. Kovetz, Prof. Marc Kamionkowski, and recent Ph.D. alum Liang Dai, have published a paper in Physical Review Letters that proposes a clever new way of shedding light on the mysterious dark matter believed to make up most of the universe using fast radio bursts.
Date: August 9, 2016
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.
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.