Please join us in honoring the memory of Mark O. Robbins by illuminating his contributions to science. Sunday, October 2, 2022, 9 AM, Schafler Auditorium. Brunch will be served at 11:15 AM. All are welcome to remain for an afternoon with his colleagues, collaborators, and students for science talks inspired by Mark. If you are […]
Department News Archive
Postdoctoral researcher Dr. Arshia Jacob has received the Otto Hahn Award from the Max Planck Society. Arshia, who has been working with Prof. David Neufeld, is being recognized for her novel investigations of the physics and chemistry of the interstellar medium. The award provides for a long-term research residency abroad followed by leadership of a […]
Graduate student Mark Ho Yeuk Cheung has received a very competitive Croucher Fellowship from Hong Kong. The fellowship helps Hong Kong students pursue a PhD and supports the early stages of their scientific careers. Cheung is working with Emanuele Berti in the field of gravitational-wave astronomy.
Kaze Wong, who received his PhD from the department working with Emanuele Berti, has received the Gravitational Wave International Committee-Braccini Prize in recognition of his PhD thesis titled “Building new tools for gravitational wave astronomy.” Each year the GWIC and the Friends of Stefano Braccini recognize an outstanding PhD thesis in the field of gravitational […]
Alumni Centennial Professor Rosemary Wyse has joined an assemblage of influential women astronomers by writing an autobiographical chapter in “The Sky is for Everyone: Woman Astronomers in Their Own Words.” The new book published by Princeton University Press focuses on women who have broke down barriers and changed the face of modern astronomy.
Vishal Baibhav, who received his PhD from the department working with Emanuele Berti, has received the Ehlers Theseis Prize for best PhD thesis. The prize was awarded by the International Society on General relativity and Gravitation in recognition of Baibhav’s PhD thesis titled “Black hole beasts and where to find them.”
“There were times when we weren’t sure if things would work, but they’re working spectacularly,” says Dan Coe, A&S ’04 (MA), ’07 (PhD), an astronomer with the Space Telescope Science Institute and instrument scientist on Webb. “It’s just amazing. It’s blowing my mind.”
The Graduate Program Committee is pleased to announce their selection of the most outstanding graduate student Teaching Assistants in the department with their annual graduate teaching awards. The recipients are: EJ Rhee TA award for Flair in Teaching: Nicole Crumpler Rowland Prize for Innovation in Teaching: Hector Cruz Agnew Prize for Excellence in Teaching: Thomas Waddleton […]
There was a bump in the middle of the night. On June 14, 2012, Physics and Astronomy Professor Andrei Gritsan analyzed data in a small meeting room at the CERN in Switzerland. He worked alongside his graduate student, his postdoctoral fellow, and a dozen particle physicists from around the world. Staring at their laptop screens, […]
PhD candidate Janvi Madhani and Postdoctoral Fellow Charlotte Welker presented their research on satellite galaxies at this year’s American Astronomical Society conference. The Hopkins team employed the New Horizon cosmological simulation to determine that 30% of Milky Way-type galaxies display planes. A new article in the Hub examines how Madhani and Welker used the supercomputer […]