Department News Archive


Space@Hopkins Virtual Symposium: December 2 @ 3PM – Registration Now Open

Space@Hopkins Virtual Symposium: December 2 @ 3PM – Registration Now Open
Save the date: Space@Hopkins will be holding a virtual symposium on December 2 at 3:00 PM. The event will focus on current and future civil space research, exploration, and technology, featuring NASA Leadership and JHU researchers across APL, JHSPH, KSAS, SoM and WSE. Featured speakers include: Pamela Melroy (Deputy Administrator, NASA) Groundbreaking JHU researchers, recipients of the Space@Hopkins 2020 Seed Grant Award Human […]


Lucas Mandacaru Guerra, Rongrong Liu, and Shreya Sriramineni Receive Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards

Lucas Mandacaru Guerra, Rongrong Liu, and Shreya Sriramineni Receive Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards
Three physics majors, Lucas Mandacaru Guerra, Rongrong Liu, and Shreya Sriramineni have received Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA). The PURA program was created to support and encourage Hopkins undergraduate students to engage in independent research, scholarly and creative projects. Lucas Mandacaru Guerra, “Shining light on the Higgs: Study of the Higgs boson couplings to photons […]


Physics and Poetry in Dialogue

Physics and Poetry in Dialogue
Nobel Laureate Adam Riess and former U.K. Poet Laureate Andrew Motion talk about the universe ahead of the December launch of the James Webb Space Telescope. 


Space@Hopkins 2021 Seed Grant Recipients Announced

Space@Hopkins 2021 Seed Grant Recipients Announced
Space@Hopkins, directed by Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Chuck Bennett, connects the array of Johns Hopkins University divisions, departments, and collaborative institutions in their common pursuit of civilian space research. The 2021 Space@Hopkins seed grant recipients were announced today in JHU’s Hub. Read more about the five research teams selected.


Research by Ron Allen, Michael Busch, and Philip Engelke Highlighted in Newsweek

Research by Ron Allen, Michael Busch, and Philip Engelke Highlighted in Newsweek
Recently published research by the late Professor Ronald J. Allen and PhD students Michael Busch and Philip Engelke was the focus of a Tech & Science article in Newsweek titled “Scientists Accidentally Discover Huge Galactic Structure in Space.” The research uncovered the existence of a thick disk of previously undetected molecular gas in the outer regions of our own Milky Way Galaxy. […]


Danielle Speller Receives the 2021 Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics from APS

Danielle Speller Receives the 2021 Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics from APS
The American Physical Society has awarded Assistant Professor Danielle Speller the 2021 Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics, which recognizes an outstanding early career experimentalist in nuclear physics. Speller’s citation reads,“For excellence in experimental research into the fundamental nature of matter and mass based on low-energy cryogenic detection techniques, in particular neutrinoless double […]


Ibou Bah Selected as PI of Simons Foundation Grant to Establish a New Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries

Ibou Bah Selected as PI of Simons Foundation Grant to Establish a New Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries
Assistant Professor Ibrahima Bah has been selected as a Principal Investigator of the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries. The collaboration brings together a group of physicists and mathematicians, working across disciplinary boundaries, to unlock the power of symmetry in its broadest, most general form. Symmetry is a powerful tool for organizing physical phenomena and […]


Carrie Filion and Cicero Lu Receive NASA FINESST Graduate Fellowships

Carrie Filion and Cicero Lu Receive NASA FINESST Graduate Fellowships
Graduate students Carrie Filion and Cicero Lu have been selected by NASA to receive Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) graduate fellowships. The FINESST fellowships will cover funding for three years of research for Carrie and Cicero. Carrie will use the funds to carry out her project titled, “The Low-Mass Stellar […]


Surjeet Rajendran Receives Simons Investigator Award

Surjeet Rajendran Receives Simons Investigator Award
Associate Professor Surjeet Rajendran has been selected as one of the sixteen scientists in the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland to win a Simons Investigator award this year. Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive a stable base of research support from the foundation, enabling them to undertake the long-term study of fundamental […]