Department News Archive


Stephen Murray Elected to AAAS

Stephen Murray Elected to AAAS
Four Johns Hopkins University researchers are among the 388 new fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The School of Arts and Sciences honoree is Stephen Murray, who conducts research in high-energy astrophysics and X-ray astronomy.


FORTIS Takes Flight on Mission to Analyze Comet ISON

FORTIS Takes Flight on Mission to Analyze Comet ISON
The adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is apt advice in a host of life’s challenges but none more timely than the launch of FORTIS, a NASA-funded sounding rocket, that took flight before dawn on November 20 from a New Mexican desert. JHU astrophysicist Stephan McCandliss along with his team of […]


Dr. Jason Kalirai Selected as One of Baltimore’s Future Visionaries

Dr. Jason Kalirai Selected as One of Baltimore’s Future Visionaries
Astronomer Dr. Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has been cited by Baltimore Magazine as one of the “top 40 under 40” up-and-comers in the Baltimore metropolitan region. The selection, which the magazine does every five years, looks at young Baltimore professionals in a diversity of fields who in the editor’s opinion […]


Andrei Gritsan Discusses Nobel-Winning Find

Andrei Gritsan Discusses Nobel-Winning Find
The department’s Andrei Gritsan is a member of a large team of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and France that, in 2012, announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle, a Higgs boson. He explains the significance of the long-sought Higgs particle and his contributions to the research that led to its discovery in July […]


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.