Department News

Physicist Richard Zdanis, a Former Vice Provost at JHU, Dies at 83

Physicist Richard Zdanis, a Former Vice Provost at JHU, Dies at 83
Richard A. Zdanis, an alum went on to serve in the Johns Hopkins University administration and as professor in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics and Astronomy for many years, died in Columbus, Ohio, where he lived. He was 83. A Baltimore native, Zdanis spent two years at Princeton after earning […]

Three Undergraduates Receive Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards

Three Undergraduates Receive Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards
The Provost’s Undergraduate Research Award (PURA) is an award program offering a $3000 stipend to help offset expenses related to working on an independent research, creative, or scholarly project during the academic year. This year, three undergraduates in the department received the award thanks to their outstanding research.  Below is a listing of the award […]

Professors Armitage and Chien on the Anniversary of the Hall Effect

Professors Armitage and Chien on the Anniversary of the Hall Effect
Edwin Hall’s discovery at JHU in autumn of 1879, which came to be called the “Hall Effect,” may be one of the most underappreciated achievements in the history of Hopkins. Over the past 140 years, the Hall effect has become an indispensable tool for measuring the strength of electromagnetic fields. In a new article in […]

Sounding Rocket Mission to Observe Star-Forming Galaxy M33 a Success

Sounding Rocket Mission to Observe Star-Forming Galaxy M33 a Success
JHU experimenters Brian Welch, Anna Carter, Russ Pelton, and Stephan McCandliss are pictured here before their launch of NASA/JHU sounding rocket 36.352 UG from White Sands Missile Range on October 27.  The mission is to observe far-UV emissions from the star-forming galaxy M33 for the purpose of understanding how metals created in clusters of hot […]