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.
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Date: November 16, 2015
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.
Watch Hal Weaver, Project Scientist for the New Horizons Mission to Pluto, Speak at Bloomberg Center
Date: November 5, 2015
Hal Weaver (JHU Physics Ph.D. ’82), who is a Research Professor in the department, is also the Project Scientist for the New Horizons mission to Pluto and the Kuiper belt. He spoke about the New Horizons mission on November 5th at Bloomberg Center. Watch a video of the talk by clicking here.
Date: October 28, 2015
Prof. Adam Showman (U. of Arizona) will present a special talk on Thursday (10/29) in Bloomberg 272 at 3:30: “Weather on Remote Worlds: The Atmospheric Circulation of hot Jupiters.” Click here for the seminar abstract.
Date: October 20, 2015
Faculty member Brice Ménard has been named the 2015-16 John Bahcall Distinguished Lecturer at Tel Aviv University. This annual lecture has been given by distinguished astrophysicists since 2006. Click here for more information.
Eric Agol Presents “Detecting and Characterizing Exoplanet Systems” for a Special Seminar This Thursday, 10/15, at 3:30
Date: October 14, 2015
Prof. Eric Agol (U. of Washington) will present a special talk on Thursday (10/15) in Bloomberg 272 at 3:30: “Detecting and characterizing exoplanet systems.” Click here for more information.
Physics and Astronomy Graduate Student Outreach Organization Wins Unique Prize for Their Participation in “Ode to Hubble”
Date: October 6, 2015
PAGS outreach received a piece of the original Hubble Space Telescope solar array for their participation in the ESA/Hubble “Ode to Hubble” competition. Their entry was a music video parody of the 80s song “Take on Me” titled “HST,” showing their appreciation for the Hubble Space Telescope. It featured many members of the Johns Hopkins Physics department and Space Telescope Science Institute.
Date: September 21, 2015
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Alex Szalay has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award. Szalay was recognized “for his outstanding contributions to the development of data-intensive computing systems and on the application of such systems in many scientific areas including astrophysics, turbulence, and genomics.”
Date: September 18, 2015
Category: Particle Physics
Professor and documentary producer David E. Kaplan received the 2015 Communication Award of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for his film “Particle Fever.” The award, which is supported by the Keck Futures Initiative, includes a $20,000 prize and recognizes excellence in communicating science to the general public. Click here for more.
Date: September 9, 2015
The fall 2015 department-wide colloquium series begins with Prof. Taekjip Ha (JHU) presenting “Revisiting the Double Helix” on September 10 at 3:30 PM in Schafler Auditorium (Bloomberg 272).