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Marc Kamionkowski Named 2024 Guggenheim Fellow

Marc Kamionkowski Named 2024 Guggenheim Fellow

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Marc Kamionkowski has been awarded a 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship from The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Guggenheim Fellowship recognizes exceptional individuals in pursuit of scholarship in any field of knowledge and creation in any art form, under the freest possible conditions. Kamionkowski was recognized for his research in astrophysics.

Danielle Speller Receives Honorable Mention for Joseph A. Johnson Award for Excellence

Danielle Speller Receives Honorable Mention for Joseph A. Johnson Award for Excellence

Assistant Professor Danielle Speller received honorable mention from the American Institute of Physics and the National Society of Black Physicists in recognition of her scientific ingenuity and impactful mentorship and service during the awarding the Joseph A. Johnson Award for Excellence.

Grace Luettgen Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Grace Luettgen Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Physics major Grace Luettgen was recently awarded the prestigious Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The scholarship, named in honor of late Senator and Major General Barry Goldwater, supports college sophomores and juniors pursuing research careers in engineering, mathematics, and the natural sciences. Luettgen is being recognized for her work in the field of biophysics.

Suvi Gezari Appointed as Research Professor in Physics & Astronomy

Suvi Gezari Appointed as Research Professor in Physics & Astronomy

Suvi Gezari, previously a Hubble Fellow at Johns Hopkins University, has been appointed as Research Professor in Physics & Astronomy in the department. Dr. Gezari also holds an appointment as […]

Bill Blair Answers Questions About the Solar Eclipse on April 8th

Bill Blair Answers Questions About the Solar Eclipse on April 8th

Research Professor Bill Blair answered questions from The Hub about the solar eclipse that will occur during the afternoon of April 8th.

Joseph Eimer Appears on WYPR to Discuss New Map from Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor

Joseph Eimer Appears on WYPR to Discuss  New Map from Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor

Associate Research Scientist Joseph Eimer spoke with Sheilah Kast for “On the Record” on WYPR about the publication he was the lead author of titled “CLASS Angular Power Spectra and Map-component Analysis for 40 GHz Observations through 2022.”

Joseph Eimer, Chuck Bennett, and Toby Marriage Publish Microwave Polarization Maps of 75% of the Sky

Joseph Eimer, Chuck Bennett, and Toby Marriage Publish Microwave Polarization Maps of 75% of the Sky

Associate Research Scientist Joseph Eimer, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Chuck Bennett, and Professor Toby Marriage have published maps of the sky in The Astrophysical Journal that help to explain the formation and evolution of the universe. The team employed the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor, or CLASS, telescope, a collaboration led by JHU.

Yahui Zhang Named 2024 Sloan Research Fellow

Yahui Zhang Named 2024 Sloan Research Fellow

Assistant Professor Yahui Zhang has been named a Sloan Research Fellow. Zhang is among 126 early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Each recipient receives $75,000, which may be spent over a two-year term on any expense supportive of their research.

Suvi Gezari Named Science Lead for NASA’s UVEX Space Telescope Scheduled for 2030 Launch

Suvi Gezari Named Science Lead for NASA’s UVEX Space Telescope Scheduled for 2030 Launch

Research Scientist Suvi Gezari has been named Science Lead for the Dynamic Universe on NASA’s UVEX (UltraViolet EXplorer) space telescope mission. UVEX is NASA’s next Astrophysics Medium-Class Explorer mission and is scheduled to launch in 2030. It will survey ultraviolet light across the entire sky to provide more insight into galaxies near and far, localize gravitational wave events, characterize supernovae within hours of explosion, and provide a legacy data archive for the science community.

Research by Nashwan Sabti, et al. on High-redshift Galaxies Subject of APS Physics News Feature

Research by Nashwan Sabti, et al. on High-redshift Galaxies Subject of APS Physics News Feature

A recent publication in Physics Review Letters by Postdoctoral Fellow Nashwan Sabati, Julian Muñoz, and William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor Marc Kamionkowski about ultramassive galaxies in the early universe is now the subject of a American Physical Society news feature and commentary titled “JWST Sees More Galaxies than Expected.”