Department News Archive


JHU Astrophysics Team Builds CLASS Telescope to Study Origins of the Universe

JHU Astrophysics Team Builds CLASS Telescope to Study Origins of the Universe
How did it all begin? That is the fundamental question that Johns Hopkins astrophysicists Charles Bennett and Tobias Marriage hope to shed light on with the latest project, the Cosmology Large-Angular Scale Surveyor—CLASS, for short—a telescope being built in labs at the university’s Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. Watch a video about CLASS on […]


Big Bang’s Ripples: Chuck Bennett on NPR

Big Bang’s Ripples: Chuck Bennett on NPR
"Penzias and Wilson rocked my world," says our own Charles Bennett on NPR's "All Things Considered." Find out more about the work of Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, the astronomers who discovered the afterglow of the Big Bang 50 years ago, and its effect on the work of other astronomers. Listen to the story online.


Join Us for the 11th Annual Physics Fair

The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy is proud to present the 11th Annual Physics Fair on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. See what’s planned for this day of fun for all ages!


Academy-Award-Winning Film Editor Walter Murch to Speak

Academy-Award-Winning Film Editor Walter Murch to Speak
JHU’s Film and Media Studies program will host a talk by three-time Academy Award-winning sound designer and film editor Walter Murch (BA, ’65), “From Malaparte to the Multiverse: The Physics of Poetry and the Poetry of Physics,” on Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodson Hall Auditorium (110). The event is free.


Marc Kamionkowski Shares in Excitement Over Big Bang Breakthrough

Marc Kamionkowski Shares in Excitement Over Big Bang Breakthrough
A team of observational cosmologists may have found evidence that cosmic inflation occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang by detecting a signature pattern that was predicted 18 years ago by our own cosmologist and theoretical physicist Marc Kamionkowski.


“Particle Fever” Reviewed in the New York Times

“Particle Fever” Reviewed in the New York Times
"'Particle Fever' is a fascinating movie about science, and an exciting, revealing and sometimes poignant movie about scientists... The film is a tribute to the creativity and curiosity that drive scientific research, which is shown to be an imaginative as well as an empirical pursuit." Click to read the full review.


Jared Kaplan and Tyrel McQueen Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Jared Kaplan, assistant professor of particle physics, and Tyrel McQueen, assistant professor of chemistry with a joint appointment in the physics department, recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowship, given annually to young scientists showing promise in their research areas.