The American Institute of Physics announced today that particle physicist and movie producer David Kaplan has won the 2018 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing contributions to the cultural, artistic and humanistic dimension of physics.
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Doctoral candidate Wesley Fuhrman has been selected as an inaugural Schmidt Science Fellow for his research into topological insulators. Endowed by Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, and his wife, philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, the fellowship program seeks to support the next generation of scientific leaders, giving them the tools and opportunities they need to […]
The department’s 15th annual Physics Fair will take place this Saturday, April 21 throughout Bloomberg Center beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Please join the fun!
Wenzer Qin, an undergraduate junior in the department, has been selected as a recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship Program seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the next generation of research leaders in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Qin will receive an […]
Professor Julian Krolik 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 to pursue research interests. Krolik is among 12 theoretical physicists to receive this highly competitive, honorific fellowship. “This award will greatly help me make the most […]
A new measurement reported in Nature provides evidence for a new cooling property of dark matter posited by a collection of professors, postdoctoral fellows, and students from our department. The initial paper exploring the possibility of heat exchange between hydrogen and dark matter was authored in 2013 by Marc Kamionkowski, and two of his collaborators. […]
Prof. Andy Connolly has been appointed to the JHU Society of Scholars. Andy was a postdoctoral fellow and Assistant Research Scientist in our department from 1993 to 1999, working primarily with Alex Szalay. He is now a Professor in the Department of Astronomy at the University of Washington. Among his other interests, he leads the […]
Assistant Professor Yi Li has been selected for an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship for her outstanding research in condensed matter physics theory. Alfred P. Sloan Fellowships are awarded to “early-career scholars who represent the most promising scientific researchers working today. Their achievements and potential place them among the next generation of scientific leaders in the […]
Prof. Collin Broholm has entered the ring as part of a fun competition that pits four subatomic particles – neutron, proton, photon and electron – against one another, each one putting forward an argument about why it is THE BEST subatomic particle in the universe. Broholm joins a team of scientists and science writers for this event sponsored by the National […]
Prof. David Kaplan’s work surrounding the idea of a “bouncing universe” is featured in a new article that appears in Quanta Magazine titled “How the Universe Got Its Bounce Back.”