Three physics majors, Lucas Mandacaru Guerra, Rongrong Liu, and Shreya Sriramineni have received Provost’s Undergraduate Research Awards (PURA). The PURA program was created to support and encourage Hopkins undergraduate students to engage in independent research, scholarly and creative projects. Lucas Mandacaru Guerra, “Shining light on the Higgs: Study of the Higgs boson couplings to photons […]
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Nobel Laureate Adam Riess and former U.K. Poet Laureate Andrew Motion talk about the universe ahead of the December launch of the James Webb Space Telescope.
Space@Hopkins, directed by Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Chuck Bennett, connects the array of Johns Hopkins University divisions, departments, and collaborative institutions in their common pursuit of civilian space research. The 2021 Space@Hopkins seed grant recipients were announced today in JHU’s Hub. Read more about the five research teams selected.
The long-awaited James Webb Space Telescope, which launches in December, will help astronomers understand the birth, evolution, and future of our universe.
Recently published research by the late Professor Ronald J. Allen and PhD students Michael Busch and Philip Engelke was the focus of a Tech & Science article in Newsweek titled “Scientists Accidentally Discover Huge Galactic Structure in Space.” The research uncovered the existence of a thick disk of previously undetected molecular gas in the outer regions of our own Milky Way Galaxy. […]
The American Physical Society has awarded Assistant Professor Danielle Speller the 2021 Stuart Jay Freedman Award in Experimental Nuclear Physics, which recognizes an outstanding early career experimentalist in nuclear physics. Speller’s citation reads,“For excellence in experimental research into the fundamental nature of matter and mass based on low-energy cryogenic detection techniques, in particular neutrinoless double […]
Assistant Professor Ibrahima Bah has been selected as a Principal Investigator of the Simons Collaboration on Global Categorical Symmetries. The collaboration brings together a group of physicists and mathematicians, working across disciplinary boundaries, to unlock the power of symmetry in its broadest, most general form. Symmetry is a powerful tool for organizing physical phenomena and […]
Graduate students Carrie Filion and Cicero Lu have been selected by NASA to receive Future Investigators in NASA Earth and Space Science and Technology (FINESST) graduate fellowships. The FINESST fellowships will cover funding for three years of research for Carrie and Cicero. Carrie will use the funds to carry out her project titled, “The Low-Mass Stellar […]
Associate Professor Surjeet Rajendran has been selected as one of the sixteen scientists in the US, Canada, the UK, and Ireland to win a Simons Investigator award this year. Simons Investigators are outstanding theoretical scientists who receive a stable base of research support from the foundation, enabling them to undertake the long-term study of fundamental […]
Researchers that are part of the Institute for Quantum Matter, housed within the department, have found a material with an unusually pristine nature that could be crucial for developing powerful new quantum technologies and discovering new phases of matter. The single crystalline material CeRu4Sn6 appears to be naturally quantum critical without any external influences.