Department News Archive


Kirsten Hall Named Schmidt Science Fellow

Kirsten Hall Named Schmidt Science Fellow
Graduate student Kirsten Hall, who is working on her PhD with Professors Toby Marriage and Nadia Zakamska, has been named one of the “22 early-career scientists who comprise the third cohort of Schmidt Science Fellows, a program of Schmidt Futures, in partnership with the Rhodes Trust. The new Fellows aim to harness interdisciplinary approaches to […]


Turner Woody Receives Goldwater Scholarship

Turner Woody Receives Goldwater Scholarship
Junior physics major Turner Woody has been awarded a Goldwater Scholarship. Turner’s goal is to pursue a PhD studying the chemistry and kinematics of stars in our galaxy. His faculty mentor is Kevin Schlaufman. The Goldwater Scholarship Program, one of the oldest and most prestigious national scholarships in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics in […]


Three Department Members Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships

Three Department Members Receive National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowships
Seniors Katherine Xiang and Sydney Timmerman, and graduate student Gabriela Sato-Polito, are recipients of National Science Foundation graduate fellowships. Gabriela is working with Prof. Kamionkowski on the intersection between theoretical and observational cosmology. She is interested in testing the standard model of cosmology in new regimes and in the prospect of exploring the high-redshift Universe […]


David Jones Receives NASA Einstein Fellowship

David Jones Receives NASA Einstein Fellowship
One of the most prestigious NASA postdoctoral fellowships this year, the Einstein Fellowship, has been awarded to David Jones, who recently earned his PhD from the department with Adam Riess as his advisor. Other recent (2018-2019) recipients of NASA fellowships with JHU connections are Dillon Brout (JHU undergrad in Adam Riess’ group , 2013), and Johan […]


25th Anniversary of Astro-2

25th Anniversary of Astro-2
March 2 – 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the Astro-2 space shuttle mission (STS-67) that carried research scientist Sam Durrance and the Hopkins Ultraviolet Telescope (HUT) into low-earth orbit. HUT was a project that grew out of the sounding rocket program, and it was the brainchild of Prof. Arthur Davidsen. “I didn’t want […]


Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk & Rosemary Wyse Become AAS Fellows

Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk & Rosemary Wyse Become AAS Fellows
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has announced a new accolade: Fellow of the AAS, and four department members are part of the inaugural class. Professors Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk, and Rosemary Wyse were recognized for “original research and publication, innovative contributions to astronomical techniques or instrumentation, significant contributions to education and public outreach, […]


Yi Li, Tyrel McQueen, and Brice Ménard Participate in Faculty Open Doors Event

Yi Li, Tyrel McQueen, and Brice Ménard Participate in Faculty Open Doors Event
Professors Yi Li, Tyrel McQueen, and Brice Ménard participated in the new Faculty Open Doors program on Friday in which the three professors each welcomed other faculty from across the university to ask questions about their research. Li, McQueen, and Ménard invited many faculty members, as well as Vice Provost for Research Denis Wirtz, into […]


Spring 2020 Department-wide Colloquium Series Kicks Off

Spring 2020 Department-wide Colloquium Series Kicks Off
The first of seven department-wide colloquia begins today at 3:30 in Schafler Auditorium when Aleksander Madry of Massachusetts Institute of Technology presents “Are All Features Created Equal?”


Brice Ménard Presents the President’s Frontier Award Lecture

Brice Ménard Presents the President’s Frontier Award Lecture
The President’s Frontier Award Lecture featured 2019 recipient Dr. Brice Ménard presenting “The Wonders of Networks” on January 29th at 2:00pm in Charles Commons. We hope you were able to join us for this fantastic annual event honoring the brilliant work of Dr. Ménard!


Bloomberg Art from Science Innovation Contest – Accepting Submissions Now

Bloomberg Art from Science Innovation Contest – Accepting Submissions Now
So much concrete. So much science. So little art. So let’s beautify. We invite submissions of visually striking art works inspired by your scientific work. Unlike BASIC 1.0, our contest from 2017, we envision a rolling submission of your work, judged semiannually. A committee comprised of scientists and artists will review submissions according to the […]