Department News Archive


Honoring Mark O. Robbins – Sunday, October 2, 2022, 9 AM

Honoring Mark O. Robbins – Sunday, October 2, 2022, 9 AM
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 […]


Arshia Jacob Receives Otto Hahn Award From the Max Planck Institute

Arshia Jacob Receives Otto Hahn Award From the Max Planck Institute
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 […]


Mark Ho Yeuk Cheung Receives Croucher Fellowship from Hong Kong

Mark Ho Yeuk Cheung Receives Croucher Fellowship from Hong Kong
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 Receives Gravitational Wave International Committee-Braccini Prize for PhD Thesis

Kaze Wong Receives Gravitational Wave International Committee-Braccini Prize for PhD Thesis
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 […]


Nicole Crumpler, Hector Cruz, Rojin Jafari, Yi Luo, and Thomas Waddleton Receive Teaching Awards

Nicole Crumpler, Hector Cruz, Rojin Jafari, Yi Luo, and Thomas Waddleton Receive Teaching Awards
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 […]


10 Year Anniversary of the Discovery of the Higgs Boson

10 Year Anniversary of the Discovery of the Higgs Boson
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, […]


Janvi Madhani and Charlotte Welker Share Findings on Satellite Galaxies at AAS Conference

Janvi Madhani and Charlotte Welker Share Findings on Satellite Galaxies at AAS Conference
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 […]