Department News Archive


Jared Kaplan Creates Video Series with Scientific American

Jared Kaplan Creates Video Series with Scientific American
Associate Professor Jared Kaplan has created a new video series in conjunction with Scientific American that focuses on physics, cosmology, and quantum gravity. The three short, whimsical videos were funded by Kaplan’s National Science Foundation CAREER grant. Episode 1 is now available and is titled “Did the Universe have to the be the way it […]


IDIES/MINDS to Hold Joint Annual Symposium on Oct. 23

IDIES/MINDS to Hold Joint Annual Symposium on Oct. 23
IDIES and MINDS seek to promote interdisciplinary collaborations and invite researchers from across JHU, the government, industry, and local organizations who have an interest in data science and how to apply it in their own projects or future projects to attend the symposium on Friday, Oct. 23. For more information, visit the event website. Advance […]


Space@Hopkins Virtual Symposium Slated for Oct. 22 @ 1 PM – Registration Now Open

Space@Hopkins Virtual Symposium Slated for Oct. 22 @ 1 PM – Registration Now Open
Save the date: Space@Hopkins will be holding a virtual symposium on October 22 starting at 1:00 PM EDT! The event will highlight space research across JHU divisions. Featuring talks by: Dr. Jason Kalirai (Mission Area Executive for Civil Space, APL) Hopkins’ own ASTRONAUT! Baltimore native and JHU Alumnus Captain Reid Wiseman, JHU ‘06 (NASA, U.S. Navy) Groundbreaking JHU researchers, recipients of the […]


Adam Riess Receives 2020 Chalonge-de Vega Medals from the International School of Astrophysics

Adam Riess Receives 2020 Chalonge-de Vega Medals from the International School of Astrophysics
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Adam Riess has received the 2020 Chalonge-de Vega Medals from the International School of Astrophysics in Paris. The citation for the award reads: “for his contribution to the discovery of dark energy, interpretation as a cosmological constant and for his continuous results on the Hubble constant.”


K. D. Kuntz Participates in STORM, NASA’s New Mission to Study the Earth’s Magnetosheath

K. D. Kuntz Participates in STORM, NASA’s New Mission to Study the Earth’s Magnetosheath
Research Scientist K. D. Kuntz will contribute to the Solar-Terrestrial Observer for the Response of the Magnetosphere (STORM) mission that has been selected by NASA for Phase-A study, in preparation for a possible launch in 2026. STORM would provide the first-ever global image of the size and shape of the Earth’s magnetosheath, the vast region […]


Undergraduate Vedant Chandra Leads Successful White Dwarf Research

Undergraduate Vedant Chandra Leads Successful White Dwarf Research
A team of student researchers supervised by Associate Professor Nadia Zakamska recently authored a study in The Astrophysical Journal describing their new measurement of the white dwarf mass-radius relationship. The paper was led by undergraduate student Vedant Chandra (pictured), graduate students Hsiang-Chih Hwang and Sihao Cheng, and is titled “A Gravitational Redshift Measurement of the […]


Jeffrey (Heshy) Roskes Receives Springer Award

Jeffrey (Heshy) Roskes Receives Springer Award
Jeffrey (Heshy) Roskes, who earned his PhD in the department in October 2019, working on studies of the Higgs boson with Prof. Andrei Gritsan, has received the Springer Award for an outstanding PhD thesis. Together with his colleagues in the CMS group at JHU, Heshy developed precise analysis of the Higgs boson properties. The Springer Award is composed of […]


Tyrel McQueen and Surjeet Rajendran Involved in the DOE’s New Quantum Information Science Research Centers

Tyrel McQueen and Surjeet Rajendran Involved in the DOE’s New Quantum Information Science Research Centers
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science announced the formation of five National Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers and two members of the department are involved with two of the new centers. The interdisciplinary, multi-institutional centers will facilitate the advancement of QIS technology and realizing the full potential of quantum-based applications in […]


Remembering Mark Robbins

Remembering Mark Robbins
Professor Mark Robbins taught at Johns Hopkins for more than 30 years, studying the atomic origin of macroscopic phenomena such as earthquakes and avalanches and helping lead the establishment of major university computer facilities. He died unexpectedly on Thursday, August 13, 2020. Read the full remembrance of Mark Robbins on the Hub.