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Chia-Ling Chien Awarded 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal

Chia-Ling Chien

Jacob L. Hain Professor Chia-Ling Chien has received the 2015 IUPAP Magnetism Award and Néel Medal for his extraordinary contributions to the field of magnetism. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics Commission on Magnetism.


Alexander Szalay becomes a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

Alex Szalay

Alexander Szalay, P&A faculty member and the founding director of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science, has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor. Szalay is also a professor in the Department of Computer Science, and he will begin to teach a new course in data science through the Bloomberg Distinguished Professorship.


12th Annual Physics Fair returns April 25, 2015!

With over 100 physics demonstrations, activities for every age group, and trophies and prizes for young participants, the Annual Physics Fair will be just as much fun as years past! Activities run from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on April 25, 2015.


3/2/15 marks 20th anniversary of Astro-2 (STS-67) Spacelab Astronomy Mission

The primary payload aboard the space shuttle Endeavour for the Astro-2 mission was the Astro Observatory, a trio of aligned ultraviolet telescopes, including the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT). William Blair was Deputy Project Scientist for Mission Planning and Operations on the HUT team for Astro-2. Read a brief retrospective of the Astro-2 mission.


Nina Markovic and Team Develop Make Superconductors Viable in Magnetic Fields

Nina Markovic

The journal Physical Review Letters has reported on the work of Nina Markovic and other Johns Hopkins scientists who have developed a method to keep superconductor materials carrying electronic current without resistance, even in a magnetic field, using ultra-thin nanowires. Read more in The Hub.


Donghui Jeong Receives Outstanding Young Researcher Award of the Association of Korean Physicists in America

Donghui Jeong, a recent postdoctoral scholar at Johns Hopkins, has been named one of two of this year’s recipients of the Outstanding Young Researcher Award of the Association of Korean Physicists in America. Jeong is being recognized for advancing our ability to learn from galaxy surveys about the early Universe and dark energy. Jeong received […]


Professor Margaret Murnane to present at department colloquium series Feb. 12

The spring 2015 department-wide colloquium series begins this week with Prof. Margaret Murnane (University of Colorado) presenting “Science at the Timescale of the Electron: Tabletop X-ray Lasers and Applications in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology” on Feb. 12 at 3:30 PM in Bloomberg 272.


Ulascan Sarica Named 2015 Gardner Fellow

Second-year graduate student Ulascan Sarica is the recipient of the 2015 William Gardner fellowship. Sarica will be supported by the fellowship to further his research on the properties of the recently discovered Higgs boson, such as its quantum numbers and lifetime, using the upgraded experiment with the CMS detector at the Large Hadron Collider at […]