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Joseph Silk’s featured on NPR

Joseph Silk

Prof. Joseph Silk and physicist George Ellis have sparked a debate about whether or not string theory and multiverses should be exempt from experimental testing. Read more on National Public Radio’s science blog, “13.7.”

Jared Kaplan Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Jared Kaplan has received a CAREER Award from the National Science Foundation. The award helps to fund research in Conformal Field Theory – quantum theories that combine special relativity with invariance in scale or invariance under the uniform stretching of space and time.

Liang Dai Awarded Prestigious NASA Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship

Liang Dai

Liang Dai, a fourth-year graduate student in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has been awarded a prestigious NASA Einstein Postdoctoral Fellowship. The purpose of the fellowship is to support postdoctoral research related to NASA’s Physics of the Cosmos program. Dai was one of roughly 10 awardees out of 148 applicants.

Marc Kamionkowski Receives Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

Prof. Marc Kamionkowski has been named one of two winners of the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics. Kamionkowski and David Spergel of Princeton University, were honored “for their outstanding contributions to the investigation of the fluctuations of the cosmic microwave background, which have led to major breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe.”

JHU Astrophysicists Unveil Map of Mysterious Molecules in the Milky Way

Professor Ménard, Postdoctoral Fellow Gail Zasowski, Ph.D. student Ting-Wen Lan, and other JHU astrophysicists have unveiled a new map of mysterious molecules in our galaxy using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The map of diffuse interstellar bands is the first of its kind.

Particle Fever Wins Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in Journalism

Professor David E. Kaplan and the entire cast and crew involved with the production of Particle Fever were given the 2015 duPont-Columbia award for producing the documentary about the identification of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. Particle Fever was one of 14 journalistic works to win the 2015 […]

David Kaplan Named Fellow of the American Physical Society

David Kaplan

Professor David E. Kaplan has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His citation with the APS is as follows: “For contributions to models for new physics beyond the Standard Model, collider phenomenology, and dark-matter theory, and for his role as an inventive and effective leader in public outreach.”

Professor Jed Buchwald to present at department-wide colloquium series Dec 4

The department-wide colloquium series concludes this week with Prof. Jed Buchwald (Caltech) presenting “Historical Examples of Politics, Morality, Innovation and Fraud in Physical Science and Technology” in Schafler Auditorium at 3:30 on Thursday, Dec. 4.