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Brice Ménard Selected to Attend the 2016 Science Foo Camp at the Googleplex

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.

Thomas O’Connor receives award from APS

PhD candidate Thomas O’Connor, has received the Ken Hass Outstanding Student Paper Award from the American Physical Society for his paper “Chain Ends and the Ultimate Tensile Strength of Polyethylene Fibers.” He is working with Prof. Mark Robbins.

Ken Sembach Appointed as Homewood Professor

Ken Sembach, Director of the Space Telescope Science Institute, has been appointed as a Homewood Professor in the department. He was a member of the FUSE team in the department from 1996 through 2001, serving as the Deputy Project Scientist in ’00 & ’01. He was also inducted into the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars […]

Tyrel McQueen Named Facility Director of PARADIM Crystal Growth Facility

The National Science Foundation announced today that JHU is establishing a cutting-edge crystal growth facility as part of a national research project under the NSF’s new Materials Innovation Platform program. Prof. McQueen is the Facility Director of the effort, dubbed PARADIM — Platform for the Accelerated Realization, Analysis and Discovery of Interface Materials.

Marc Kamionkowski elected a Fellow of the ISGRG

Marc Kamionkowski, the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor, has been elected a Fellow of the International Society for General Relativity and Gravitation. Kamionkowski was recognized, “for his contributions to contemporary cosmology and general relativity, particularly the development of the theoretical foundation for the detection of relic gravitational waves from inflation in the Cosmic Microwave Background […]

John Preskill to Give Annual Robert Resnick Lecture on March 3rd at 3:30 PM

John Preskill, Professor of Theoretical Physics at the California Institute of Technology, will be delivering this year’s Robert Resnick Lecture entitled “Quantum Computing and the Entanglement Frontier.” The talk will take place at 3:30pm on Thursday, March 3rd in Schafler Auditorium. A reception of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will immediately follow. Click here for more information.

Peter Armitage Awarded the 2016 Ludwig-Genzel Prize

N. Peter Armitage

Associate Professor Peter Armitage has been awarded the 2016 Ludwig-Genzel Prize. This prize “is awarded to a young scientist for exceptional contribution to the field of condensed matter spectroscopy.” The prize selection committee selected Armitage for “the development and application of low-frequency electrodynamic probes to quantum correlated matter.”