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NASA Celebrates Anniversary WMAP Space Mission Launch, Led by Charles Bennett

June 30th marks the 13th anniversary of the launch of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), which was conceived to measure the oldest light in the universe. The mission, led by Charles Bennett, was featured on NASA’s website because it captured a “precise and accurate window into the history of the universe.”


Charles Bennett and Tobias Marriage Lead CLASS Group

Charles Bennett and Tobias Marriage are building a telescope meant to look at space in a way no one has before, hoping to probe the blackness between planets, stars and galaxies, into deep time and the mystery of how it all began.


Four JHU Physicists Develop Technique for Measuring the Higgs Boson’s Half-life

Prof. Andrei Gritsan and graduate students Ian Anderson, Ulascan Sarica and Chris Martin recently attempted to measure the Higgs boson’s half-life and determined that it is at least 20 yoctoseconds. They established a technique that will be applied to larger data sets, which are needed to fully measure it. Fermilab Today covered the discovery.


38th Johns Hopkins Workshop held at Heidelberg University July 21-23, 2014

The Institute for Theoretical Physics within Heidelberg University will host the 38th Johns Hopkins Workshop on July 21-23, 2014. Discussion topics to include: New Physics in the Higgs Sector, New Physics and Particle Cosmology, Wrong Measurements and Their Theory Postdictions, Extrapolations to High Scales Given the Higgs, and, Future Experimental Directions.


JHU Astrophysics Team Builds CLASS Telescope to Study Origins of the Universe

How did it all begin? That is the fundamental question that Johns Hopkins astrophysicists Charles Bennett and Tobias Marriage hope to shed light on with the latest project, the Cosmology Large-Angular Scale Surveyor—CLASS, for short—a telescope being built in labs at the university’s Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. Watch a video about CLASS on […]


Big Bang’s Ripples: Chuck Bennett on NPR

Chuck Bennett

“Penzias and Wilson rocked my world,” says our own Charles Bennett on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Find out more about the work of Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, the astronomers who discovered the afterglow of the Big Bang 50 years ago, and its effect on the work of other astronomers. Listen to the story online.


Kathryne Tolfree Awarded AAUW Fellowship Award

Kathryne J. Daniel Tolfree, a graduate student in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, has been awarded the AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship.


Join Us for the 11th Annual Physics Fair

The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy is proud to present the 11th Annual Physics Fair on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. See what’s planned for this day of fun for all ages!


Academy-Award-Winning Film Editor Walter Murch to Speak

JHU’s Film and Media Studies program will host a talk by three-time Academy Award-winning sound designer and film editor Walter Murch (BA, ’65), “From Malaparte to the Multiverse: The Physics of Poetry and the Poetry of Physics,” on Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodson Hall Auditorium (110). The event is free.