Department News

Turner Woody Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Turner Woody Receives Goldwater Scholarship
Junior physics major Turner Woody has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. Turner’s goal is to pursue a PhD studying the chemistry and kinematics of stars in our galaxy. His faculty mentor is Kevin Schlaufman. The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in […]

Three Department Members Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Three Department Members Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
Seniors Katherine Xiang and Sydney Timmerman, and graduate student Gabriela Sato-Polito, are recipients of National Science Foundation graduate fellowships. Gabriela is working with Prof. Kamionkowski on the intersection between theoretical and observational cosmology. She is interested in testing the standard model of cosmology in new regimes and in the prospect of exploring the high-redshift Universe […]

David Jones Receives NASA Einstein Fellowship

David Jones Receives NASA Einstein Fellowship
One of the most prestigious NASA postdoctoral fellowships this year, the Einstein Fellowship, has been awarded to David Jones, who recently earned his PhD from the department with Adam Riess as his advisor. Other recent (2018-2019) recipients of NASA fellowships with JHU connections are Dillon Brout (JHU undergrad in Adam Riess’ group , 2013), and Johan […]

25th Anniversary of Astro-2

25th Anniversary of Astro-2
March 2 – 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the Astro-2 space shuttle mission (STS-67) that carried research scientist Sam Durrance and the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) into low-earth orbit. HUT was a project that grew out of the sounding rocket program, and it was the brainchild of Prof. Arthur Davidsen. “I didn’t want […]