Department News Archive

Astronomers Spy Distant Galaxy in Its Infancy

Discovery of a small, faint galaxy opens window into deepest, most remote epochs of cosmic history. With the combined power of NASA’s Spitzer and Hubble space telescopes as well as a cosmic magnification effect, a team of astronomers led by Wei Zheng of The Johns Hopkins University has spotted what could be the most distant galaxy ever […]

In Memoriam: Dr. Zlatko Tesanovic

Dr. Zlatko Tesanovic
It is with great sadness that we report that Professor Zlatko Tesanovic passed away on July 26, 2012, of an apparent heart attack. A leading theoretical condensed matter physicist, Zlatko’s work primarily concerned high temperature superconductors and related materials. In particular, he worked on the theory and phenomenology of iron- and copper-based high temperature superconductors. He also […]

2012 Gruber Cosmology Prize Awarded to Chuck Bennett and the WMAP Team

Building on his own pioneering contributions to the study of the early universe,Charles L. Bennett, along with the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe team, used observations of the so-called “echo of the Big Bang,” the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation, to determine the universe’s vital statistics—its age, content, geometry, and origin. This feat in turn has helped […]

JHU Astrophysicist-led Team Catches Black Hole Red-Handed in Stellar Homicide

Astronomers have gathered the most direct evidence yet of a supermassive black hole shredding a star that wandered too close. Supermassive black holes, weighing millions to billions times more than the Sun, lurk in the centers of most galaxies. These hefty monsters lay quietly until an unsuspecting victim, such as a star, wanders close enough […]

2012 Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award (DURA) Winners

The Dean’s Undergraduate Research Awards (DURA) are designed to promote independent research projects among exceptional undergraduate students in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. These awards, which range from $500 to $3000, will enable undergraduates in KSAS to pursue original research, work closely with a Hopkins faculty mentor, and advance knowledge for the world. […]

Johns Hopkins-Led WMAP Mission Scores World’s Most Cited Science Publications in 2011

Thomson Reuters’ Science Watch announced on April 11 that all three of the most highly cited scientific papers in the world published in 2011 were from an astrophysics space mission project led by Johns Hopkins Professor Chuck Bennett. The three astrophysics papers report results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy (WMAP) space mission. The papers cite results from […]

Mark Robbins Honored With Simons Fellowship

Mark Robbins
Mark Robbins, a theoretical physicist and professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences at The Johns Hopkins University has been awarded a Simons Fellowship in Physics, which provides scholars with the opportunity to spend a year away from classroom and administrative duties in order […]

Adam Riess Wins the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

Adam Riess
Congratulations to our own Adam Riess, awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences! Adam Riess, the Krieger-Eisenhower Professor in Physics and Astronomy and a Gilman Scholar at The Johns Hopkins University, and a scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, today was awarded the 2011 Nobel Prize in […]