Faculty member Brice Ménard has been named the 2015-16 John Bahcall Distinguished Lecturer at Tel Aviv University. This annual lecture has been given by distinguished astrophysicists since 2006. Click here for more information.
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Date: October 20, 2015
Date: October 14, 2015
Prof. Eric Agol (U. of Washington) will present a special talk on Thursday (10/15) in Bloomberg 272 at 3:30: “Detecting and characterizing exoplanet systems.” Click here for more information.
Date: October 6, 2015
PAGS outreach received a piece of the original Hubble Space Telescope solar array for their participation in the ESA/Hubble “Ode to Hubble” competition. Their entry was a music video parody of the 80s song “Take on Me” titled “HST,” showing their appreciation for the Hubble Space Telescope. It featured many members of the Johns Hopkins Physics department and Space Telescope Science Institute.
Date: September 21, 2015
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Alex Szalay has been selected as the recipient of the 2015 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Computer Society Sidney Fernbach Award. Szalay was recognized “for his outstanding contributions to the development of data-intensive computing systems and on the application of such systems in many scientific areas including astrophysics, turbulence, and genomics.”
Date: September 18, 2015
Category: Particle Physics
Professor and documentary producer David E. Kaplan received the 2015 Communication Award of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for his film “Particle Fever.” The award, which is supported by the Keck Futures Initiative, includes a $20,000 prize and recognizes excellence in communicating science to the general public. Click here for more.
Date: September 9, 2015
The fall 2015 department-wide colloquium series begins with Prof. Taekjip Ha (JHU) presenting “Revisiting the Double Helix” on September 10 at 3:30 PM in Schafler Auditorium (Bloomberg 272).
Date: September 4, 2015
Check out the CLASS website for the newest updates about the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor, a telescope array under construction at Bloomberg Center aiming to detect and characterize gravitational waves from the first moments of the universe.
Date: August 26, 2015
The department’s Fall 2015 colloquia series welcomes Hal Weaver, Project Scientist on the New Horizons Pluto mission, NPR’s Jim Palca, Prof. Krzysztof Stanek of Ohio State University, and JHU’s own Prof. David Kaplan and Prof. Taekjip Ha. Click here for full schedule.
Date: June 4, 2015
Postdoctoral Researcher Dominika Wylezalek has been appointed as the inaugural Akbari-Mack Postdoctoral Fellow in Physics and Astronomy. The fellowship is made possible by the generous support of Dr. Homaira Akbari and Mr. Roszell Mack. The fellowship will help Wylezalek advance her research of supermassive black holes.
Date: May 27, 2015
Category: Particle Physics
Alice Sady is a second year graduate student studying experimental particle physics. She is working with Prof. Maksimovic, searching for new physics at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN. With her NSF fellowship, she will look for new heavy particles in the data collected at the LHC in 2015.