Department News Archive


Sheldon Glashow to give Ferdinand G. Brickwedde Lecture in Physics

Sheldon Glashow to give Ferdinand G. Brickwedde Lecture in Physics
Nobel Laureate Sheldon Glashow will give the 2013–14 Ferdinand G. Brickwedde Lecture in Physics, entitled, “Does science evolve through blind chance or intelligent design?” The lecture will be on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 4 p.m. in Schafler Auditorium, The Bloomberg Center, Homewood Campus. Reception immediately following. For more information, contact Pam Carmen at 410-516-7346 […]


Johns Hopkins Grad Student Receives 2013 LeRoy Apker Award

First year Johns Hopkins graduate student Guy Marcus has been selected by the American Physical Society to receive the 2013 Leroy Apker Award for his undergraduate research at Wesleyan University, where he worked with Professor Greg Voth to develop a method for 3D printing small anisotropic particles and developed new image processing algorithms to extract […]


Johns Hopkins Astrophysicist Charles Bennett Receives 2013 Jansky Prize

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles L. Bennett has been selected to receive the 2013 Jansky Prize for his leadership in the establishment of precision cosmology through studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation.  The Karl G. Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of Associated Universities, Inc., to recognize outstanding contributions to the […]


Hopkins Astronomer Holland Ford Receives NASA Award for Hubble Contributions

Hopkins Astronomer Holland Ford Receives NASA Award for Hubble Contributions
Holland Ford is an astronomer and professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University. He has received NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal for his outstanding contributions to the Hubble Space Telescope. The Distinguished Public Service Medal is NASA’s highest form of recognition, awarded to someone who has […]


Yuan Wan Named a KITP Fellow

Yuan Wan Named a KITP Fellow
Yuan Wan has been named a KITP Graduate Fellow. He will spend the fall semester at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, CA, the world’s leading center for theoretical physics. The purpose of the KITP graduate fellowship is to enable a few well-prepared students to significantly broaden their knowledge of physics and […]


New Perspectives in String Theory Workshop

New Perspectives in String Theory Workshop
The 37th Johns Hopkins Workshop on current problems in particle theory, entitled "New Perspectives in String Theory," will be held in Seoul, Korea, at Seoul National University June 19–22, 2013. More information coming soon, please check back.


Two Physics Professors Named AAAS Fellows

Tim Heckman and Marc Kamionkowski are among the 198 new members elected to the 2013 class of American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a group that includes past winners of the Nobel Prize; the National Medal of Science; the Lasker Award; Pulitzer and Shaw prizes; MacArthur and Guggenheim fellowships; Kennedy Center Honors; and Grammy, Emmy, Academy, and Tony awards.


Johns Hopkins Astrophysicists Join Space Mission Aimed at Solving Dark Mysteries of the Universe

Johns Hopkins Astrophysicists Join Space Mission Aimed at Solving Dark Mysteries of the Universe
Johns Hopkins astrophysicists Brice Ménard and Charles L. Bennett have been appointed to the Euclid Consortium, the international team of scientists overseeing an ambitious space telescope project designed to probe the mysteries of dark energy and dark matter. NASA, a partner in the mission, recently announced their selection to the research team for Euclid. The European Space Agency (ESA) is […]


Dr. Jason Kalirai Awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize

Dr. Jason Kalirai Awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize
Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, MD, has been awarded the 2013 Newton Lacy Pierce Prize. This annual prize from the American Astronomical Society (AAS) is for outstanding achievement in observational astronomy by an astronomer under the age of 36. Kalirai, 34, received the award for his contributions to the field […]