On January 15, 2016, The Johns Hopkins University lost Professor James Calvin “Cal” Walker, an emeritus faculty member in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, to cancer. Please click here to read a remembrance of Professor Walker.
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Date: January 27, 2016
Date: January 19, 2016
Physics majors Chenxiao Zeng, Duan Li, and Ethan Lee each received a silver medal for their team performance in the 2015 University Physics Competition. As part of the competition, the team wrote a formal paper within a 48-hour deadline describing a plan to terraform Mars into a habitable planet.
Date: January 15, 2016
Marc Kamionkowski has been appointed as the William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor in the department. The professorship was created to promote Kenan’s strong interest in enhancing student-teacher relationships at prominent educational institutions through the creation of chairs in his memory. Click here for more information.
Date: January 4, 2016
Category: Condensed Matter
Ph.D. candidate Guy G. Marcus has been named by Forbes Magazine as one of their “30 Under 30” U.S. scientists for his research as a member of the Institute for Quantum Matter at JHU.
Date: December 15, 2015
Prof. Charles “Chuck” Bennett, currently the Alumni Centennial Professor of Physics and Astronomy and Gilman Scholar, is the first Bloomberg Distinguished Professor to hold a joint appointment with the Applied Physics Laboratory. He will direct Space@Hopkins, a new space studies initiative that will unify space-related activities across the institution.
Date: December 2, 2015
Astro-1 (STS-35) was a dedicated astronomy mission on space shuttle Columbia from December 2-10, 1990. It carried three UV and one X-ray telescope into orbit. One of them was the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT), built at JHU (P&A) and APL. Click here to learn more.
Date: November 19, 2015
We are pleased to announce the joint appointment in our department of Prof. Taekjip “TJ” Ha. His primary appointment is as a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor in the Department of Biophysics (KSAS), the Department of Biomedical Engineering (WSE), and the Department of Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (SOM). Click here for more information.
Date: November 19, 2015
National Public Radio Science Correspondent Joe Palca will present “Explaining the Universe in Two Minutes or Less” on November 19 at 3:30PM in Schafler Auditorium as part of the department-wide colloquia series.
Date: November 16, 2015
The annual Goddard-JHU Interaction Day will be Wednesday, November 18 at Johns Hopkins in Bloomberg Room 462. This will be an all-day (9:30-5:00) get-together with a series of short talks and a poster session that highlight the work of our two institutions. Click here for more information.
Date: November 9, 2015
Josef Pradler, a postdoctoral scholar at Johns Hopkins from 2012 to 2014, has been awarded the 2015 ASCINA Award for work completed at Johns Hopkins. The award is offered by ASCINA (Austrian Scientists in North America) for work by a young Austrian scientist while working in North America. Click here for more information.