Department News Archive


David Thilker and the PHANGS Team Share Video Comparing Panchromatic Imaging of Nearby Disk Galaxies

David Thilker and the PHANGS Team Share Video Comparing Panchromatic Imaging of Nearby Disk Galaxies
Principal Research Scientist David Thilker and the team comprising the PHANGS (PHysics at High Angular resolution in Nearby GalaxieS) HST+JWST program at STScI have released a new video of 19 nearby disk galaxies that show stars, gas, and dust on small scales. The video contrasts the starkly different appearance of spiral galaxies in ultraviolet-to-visible light from HST and in near- and mid-infrared light from JWST.  The new data from JWST are revolutionizing our understanding of galaxies (in particular their dusty substructure and sites of star formation) but can only be fully interpreted with help from the aging Hubble.  This fact underscores the need for realization of a future large UV-visible-NIR telescope such as the Habitable Worlds Observatory concept now under study by NASA.


Charles Meneveau Receives G K Batchelor Prize for 2024

Charles Meneveau Receives G K Batchelor Prize for 2024
Professor Charles Meneveau has been awarded the G K Batchelor Prize for 2024. This prestigious prize of $25,000 is sponsored by the Journal of Fluid Mechanics and is awarded every 4 years to recognise the achievements of an active scientist who has made significant research contributions to fluid mechanics over the previous decade.


David Thilker Leads JWST Observations of 19 Nearby Spiral Galaxies

David Thilker Leads JWST Observations of 19 Nearby Spiral Galaxies
Principal Research Scientist David Thilker and the team comprising the PHANGS program have released new images of 19 nearby disk galaxies that show stars, gas, and dust on small scales. The near- and mid-infrared images to uncover the origins of intricate structures in hopes of advancing our understanding of the star formation process.


JHU Partners with Xanadu, a Global Leader in Quantum Computing, Spearheaded by Gregory Quiroz

JHU Partners with Xanadu, a Global Leader in Quantum Computing, Spearheaded by Gregory Quiroz
Associate Research Scientist Gregory Quiroz has started a partnership with Xanadu to identify cooperative research projects that advance quantum computing. Quiroz will integrate Pennylane, a software framework for quantum computing, into his curriculum at APL. In particular, he and Dr. Paraj Titum will supplement quantum theory coursework with numerical, Pennylane examples provided by Xanadu, to bridge the gap between theory and modern quantum computing applications. In the long term, the partnership will seek to enhance quantum computing awareness and research within the department.


Alex Szalay Named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery

Alex Szalay Named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Alex Azalay has been named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).   Fellows of the ACM are recognized for their transformative contributions to computing science and technology. Alex specifically is recognized for his "contributions in systems, big data, open data, and for service to the community."


JHU Society of Physics Students Named Distinguished Chapter

JHU Society of Physics Students Named Distinguished Chapter
The Society of Physics Students (SPS), an organization of the American Institute of Physics, has named the Johns Hopkins University SPS Chapter as a 2022-23 Distinguished Chapter. The recognition applauded the JHU SPS Chapter's outstanding participation from the department to help build professional skills for students as well as the Chapter's great social events.


Emanuele Berti and Adam Riess Included in the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers List for 2023

Emanuele Berti and Adam Riess Included in the Clarivate Highly Cited Researchers List for 2023
Clarivate, a leading global information services provider, has included Professor Emanuele Berti and Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Adam Riess in their 2023 Highly Cited Researchers List. Each researcher selected has authored multiple papers which rank in the top 1% by citations for their fields and publication year in the Web of Science over the past decade.


Euclid Space Telescope Reveals First Full-Color Images

Euclid Space Telescope Reveals First Full-Color Images
These five new images released today by the European Space Agency illustrate Euclid's full potential; they show that the telescope is ready to create the most extensive 3D map of the Universe yet. Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Chuck Bennett, Professor Brice Ménard, and Associate Research Scientist Graeme Addison are part of Euclid's science team.