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.”
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Date: September 2, 2016
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.
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?