Department News

Society of Physics Students’ National Office Names JHU Outstanding Chapter

The National Council of the Society of Physics Students has awarded the Johns Hopkins University SPS Chapter a 2017-2018 Outstanding Chapter. Chapter designations are determined by carefully reviewing the information, photos and supporting material presented in the annual SPS Chapter Reports.

Vivian Poulin Leads Cosmology Theorists in Paper Concerning “Hubble Tension”

Postdoctoral fellow Vivian Poulin, along with graduate student Tanvi Karwa, Professsor Marc Kamionkowski, and Tristan Smith, of Swarthmore College, have published a paper that offers a resolution to one of cosmology’s biggest crises: “Hubble Tesnion.” The team of theorists point to a new exotic form of matter in the early universe as a possible solution […]

Jason Kalirai Named Civil Space Mission Area Executive at APL

Jason Kalirai, a member of the department’s Center for Astrophysical Sciences, has been named mission area executive for civil space programs at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. His research program has included use of major telescopes on and above Earth, including the 10-meter Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit. […]

Cristina Mantilla Suarez Selected as LHC Physics Center’s Graduate Scholar

Graduate student Cristina Mantilla Suarez has been selected as one of the two LHC Physics Center’s Graduate Scholars for 2019. This program is aimed to support exceptional Graduate Students from the US institutions working on the CMS experiment at CERN, by allowing them to spend a year at Fermilab to pursue thesis research opportunities at the LHC […]