Department News Archive

Johns Hopkins Grad Student Receives the 2013 Price Prize in Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics

Johns Hopkins graduate student Liang Dai has been selected to receive the 2013 Dr. Pliny A. and Margaret H. Price Prize in Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics for his theoretical work on cosmological perturbations. The Price Prize, established in 2009, is awarded annually by Ohio State University’s Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) to one […]

Johns Hopkins Astrophysicist Charles Bennett Receives 2013 Jansky Prize

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles L. Bennett has been selected to receive the 2013 Jansky Prize for his leadership in the establishment of precision cosmology through studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation.  The Karl G. Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of Associated Universities, Inc., to recognize outstanding contributions to the […]

Hopkins Astronomer Holland Ford Receives NASA Award for Hubble Contributions

Holland Ford is an astronomer and professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University. He has received NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal for his outstanding contributions to the Hubble Space Telescope. The Distinguished Public Service Medal is NASA’s highest form of recognition, awarded to someone who has […]

Tyrel McQueen Awarded the 2013 McMillan Award

Tyrel McQueen has just been awarded the 2013 McMillan Award. In the spirit of Bill McMillan’s own research, the award recognizes exceptional achievements in theory, experiment, or both. A candidate must have received a PhD after May 30, 2009, to be considered for the 2013 award. Tyrel is cited “for innovative advances in materials design […]

Yuan Wan Named a KITP Fellow

Yuan Wan has been named a KITP Graduate Fellow. He will spend the fall semester at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, CA, the world’s leading center for theoretical physics. The purpose of the KITP graduate fellowship is to enable a few well-prepared students to significantly broaden their knowledge of physics and […]

New Perspectives in String Theory Workshop

The 37th Johns Hopkins Workshop on current problems in particle theory, entitled "New Perspectives in String Theory," will be held in Seoul, Korea, at Seoul National University June 19–22, 2013. More information coming soon, please check back.

Two Physics Professors Named AAAS Fellows

Tim Heckman and Marc Kamionkowski are among the 198 new members elected to the 2013 class of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a group that includes past winners of the Nobel Prize; the National Medal of Science; the Lasker Award; Pulitzer and Shaw prizes; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; Kennedy Center Honors; and Grammy, Emmy, Academy, and Tony awards.

Johns Hopkins Astrophysicists Join Space Mission Aimed at Solving Dark Mysteries of the Universe

Johns Hopkins astrophysicists Brice Ménard and Charles L. Bennett have been appointed to the Euclid Consortium, the international team of scientists overseeing an ambitious space telescope project designed to probe the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter. NASA, a partner in the mission, recently announced their selection to the research team for Euclid. The European Space Agency (ESA) is […]

Dr. Jason Kalirai Awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize

Jason Kalirai
Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, has been awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize. This annual prize from the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is for outstanding achievement in observational astronomy by an astronomer under the age of 36. Kalirai, 34, received the award for his contributions to the field […]