Department News Archive


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 […]


Institute for Quantum Matter Researchers Find a Semimetal That Sits at the Edge of Multiple Phases of Matter

Institute for Quantum Matter Researchers Find a Semimetal That Sits at the Edge of Multiple Phases of Matter
Researchers that are part of the Institute for Quantum Matter, housed within the department, have found a material with an unusually pristine nature that could be crucial for developing powerful new quantum technologies and discovering new phases of matter. The single crystalline material CeRu4Sn6 appears to be naturally quantum critical without any external influences.


Nadia Zakamska Receives Krieger School’s Excellence in Teaching Award

Nadia Zakamska Receives Krieger School’s Excellence in Teaching Award
Associate Professor Nadia Zakamska has received the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences 2020-21 Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was based on nominations from students, alumni, faculty, and staff who highlighted Dr. Zakamska’s continued ability to engage and inspire students, build community, and foster relationships outside of the classroom. Below are two quotes from […]


Arts & Sciences Magazine: Beyond Our Solar System, Exoplanets 101

Arts & Sciences Magazine: Beyond Our Solar System, Exoplanets 101
Faculty from the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, including Bloomberg Distinguished Professor David Sing, who is also a member of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, and P&A Assistant Professor Kevin Schlaufman, explain how planets outside of our solar system are created and discovered—and whether life might exist on them.


Remembering Jan V. Vandenberg

Remembering Jan V. Vandenberg
Jan Vincent Vandenberg, a Johns Hopkins University computer scientist and systems architect who made astronomical images accessible to the public and helped catapult citizen science forward, passed away on May 13, 2021.


Sloan Digital Sky Survey Given the 2021 SIGMOD Systems Award

Sloan Digital Sky Survey Given the 2021 SIGMOD Systems Award
Special Interest Group on Management of Data (SIGMOD) of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) has named a team of Sloan Digital Sky Survey members the recipients of the 2021 SIGMOD Systems Award. The citation reads “…Sloan Digital Sky Survey, an early and influential demonstration of the power of data science to transform a scientific domain.  Not […]


Marc Kamionkowski Receives 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize

Marc Kamionkowski Receives 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize
William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Marc Kamionkowski has been awarded the 2021 Gruber Cosmology Prize, along with Uroš Seljak of the University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Matias Zaldarriaga of the Institute for Advanced Studies, for their contributions to methods essential for studying the early universe through analysis of the […]


‘Hubble Sees Double’

‘Hubble Sees Double’
JHU’s Hub highlights the research of graduate student Hsiang-Chih Hwang and Associate Professor Nadia Zakamska.