Department News Archive

Evidence Points to Cooling Property of Dark Matter as JHU Researchers Predicted

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. […]

Andy Connolly Appointed to the JHU Society of Scholars

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 […]

Yi Li Selected for an Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship

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 […]

Collin Broholm Participates in “Subatomic Smackdown”

Collin Broholm
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 […]

Hsiang-Chih Hwang Named 2018 Gardner Fellow

Graduate student Hsiang-Chih Hwang has been named the 2018 Gardner Fellow. The Gardner fellowship and award will allow Hwang to focus on his research with Prof. Nadia Zakamska on variability of young starts in the Milky Way and with Prof. Tim Heckman on chemical evolution of galaxies. Hwang is the tenth Gardner Fellow. The fellowship […]

Kevin Schlaufman Proposes New Limit on the Definition of a Planet

In his paper, published online by the Astrophysical Journal, Assistant Professor Kevin Schlaufman set the upper boundary of planet mass between four and 10 times Jupiter’s mass. Narrowing down the limit to something in that range is now possible primarily because of improvements in the technology and technique of astronomical observation, Schlaufman said. Read more […]

Tamás Budavári Works to Solve Baltimore’s Urban Blight

Associate Research Professor Tamás Budavári was worked for the last year to develop an algorithmic tool that can predict a Baltimore’s vacancies. Read more about his work in a recent WIRED magazine article that spotlights his efforts.

Strong JHU Showing at the 231st Meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Current and former JHU/CAS graduate students and researchers, meeting last week (8 - 12 January 2018) to exchange the results of their research, take a moment to pose for a picture at the 231st meeting of the American Astronomical Society at the National Harbor convention center.

Two From Hopkins Honored by the American Astronomical Society

Joseph Silk, the Homewood Professor of Physics and Astronomy, is the recipient of the 2018 Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, which is intended to recognize a lifetime of eminence in astronomical research. Yacine Ali-Haimoud, who was a postdoc at JHU from 2014–2017 (and joined the faculty of NYU in Fall 2017) is the recipient of the Helen B. Warner Prize, which recognizes outstanding early-career contributions to theoretical or observational astronomy.