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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 […]

Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk & Rosemary Wyse Become AAS Fellows

Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk & Rosemary Wyse Become AAS Fellows
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has announced a new accolade: Fellow of the AAS, and four department members are part of the inaugural class. Professors Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk, and Rosemary Wyse were recognized for “original research and publication, innovative contributions to astronomical techniques or instrumentation, significant contributions to education and public outreach, […]

Yi Li, Tyrel McQueen, and Brice Ménard Participate in Faculty Open Doors Event

Yi Li, Tyrel McQueen, and Brice Ménard Participate in Faculty Open Doors Event
Professors Yi Li, Tyrel McQueen, and Brice Ménard participated in the new Faculty Open Doors program on Friday in which the three professors each welcomed other faculty from across the university to ask questions about their research. Li, McQueen, and Ménard invited many faculty members, as well as Vice Provost for Research Denis Wirtz, into […]