Department News

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 […]

Two Department Members Chosen for Decadal Survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics

Prof. Marc Kamionkowski and Associate Research Scientist Rachel Osten have been selected to steering committee for the upcoming National Academy of Sciences decadal survey in Astronomy and Astrophysics.  We are the only department with more than one member.  Andrew Driesman, from APL is also a member, so Hopkins is very well represented!

JHU Undergrads Earn First Place at International Theoretical Physics Olympiad

David Carcamo, Ross Dempsey, Wenzer Qin, and Katherine Xiang earned first place in the 2019 International Theoretical Physics Olympiad for Undergraduates. The team solved 6 challenging problems on modern research topics within a 24-hour time frame. The JHU team outlasted over twenty other competitors in this year’s competition.

Adam Riess Featured on NPR’s On Point Radio

Adam Riess
Prof. Adam Riess was a guest on NPR’s On Point Radio this morning to discuss his new research about the age of the universe. Listen to the interview via the link above!