Department News

Emanuele Berti Named Fellow and President Elect of ISGRG

At last week’s meeting of the International Society of General Relativity and Gravitation (ISGRG), Professor Emanuele Berti was named a Fellow, and was also voted as the new President Elect of the society.  He will rotate in as President in three years. Prof. Berti joins many prominent researchers who have been officers or committee members of the ISGRG in the past.

What Gives Animal Cells Their Agency? Yu Shi Measures Cytoskeletal Fluctuations

Graduate student Yu Shi is the lead author of a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences that examines cellular dynamics using micropost arrays. The ability of animal cells to crawl, change their shape, and respond to applied force is due to their cytoskeleton: a dynamic, cross-linked network of actin protein […]

Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) 20th Anniversary Reunion

Last Friday the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Center for Astrophysical Sciences at JHU hosted a reunion of those who worked on the Far Ultraviolet Spectroscopic Explorer (FUSE) mission. FUSE was operated by JHU for NASA from a control room in the Bloomberg building from June 1999 until October 2007, with a large […]

Riccardo Giacconi Memorial Symposium Held at National Academy of Sciences

The Space Telescope Science Institute, Center for Astrophysics (Harvard & Smithsonian), Johns Hopkins University, the European Southern Observatory, and Associated Universities, Inc. organized a memorial symposium in honor of Riccardo Giacconi held at the National Academy of Sciences last week. Nobel Laureate and Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Giacconi died on December […]