Department News Archive


Women in Physics & Astronomy Spotlight – December 1, 2020, 12:30 – REGISTRATION OPEN

Women in Physics & Astronomy Spotlight – December 1, 2020, 12:30 – REGISTRATION OPEN
Tuesday, December 1, 2020, Start Time: 12:30pm, End Time: 2:00pmRegistration now open Chaired by Dr. Tim Heckman, the JHU Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council is pleased to invite select alumni and friends to this virtual event featuring three of the department’s cutting-edge scientists.  This event will allow attendees to learn first-hand about the exciting research […]


Brice Ménard and Yi-Kuan Chiang Measure the Global Warming of Galaxies

Brice Ménard and Yi-Kuan Chiang Measure the Global Warming of Galaxies
Associate Professor Brice Ménard and former postdoctoral fellow in the department, Yi-Kuan Chiang, have published research in Astrophysical Journal that demonstrates how the temperature of galaxy clusters today, on average, is 10 times hotter than 10 billion years ago. “We have measured temperatures throughout the history of the universe,” said Ménard, “As time has gone […]


Jared Kaplan Creates Video Series with Scientific American

Jared Kaplan Creates Video Series with Scientific American
Associate Professor Jared Kaplan has created a new video series in conjunction with Scientific American that focuses on physics, cosmology, and quantum gravity. The three short, whimsical videos were funded by Kaplan’s National Science Foundation CAREER grant. Episode 1 is now available and is titled “Did the Universe have to the be the way it […]


IDIES/MINDS to Hold Joint Annual Symposium on Oct. 23

IDIES/MINDS to Hold Joint Annual Symposium on Oct. 23
IDIES and MINDS seek to promote interdisciplinary collaborations and invite researchers from across JHU, the government, industry, and local organizations who have an interest in data science and how to apply it in their own projects or future projects to attend the symposium on Friday, Oct. 23. The symposium will include: Keynote speaker Lauren Gardner, […]


Space@Hopkins Virtual Symposium Slated for Oct. 22 @ 1 PM – Registration Now Open

Space@Hopkins Virtual Symposium Slated for Oct. 22 @ 1 PM – Registration Now Open
Save the date: Space@Hopkins will be holding a virtual symposium on October 22 starting at 1:00 PM EDT! The event will highlight space research across JHU divisions. Featuring talks by: Dr. Jason Kalirai (Mission Area Executive for Civil Space, APL) Hopkins’ own ASTRONAUT! Baltimore native and JHU Alumnus Captain Reid Wiseman, JHU ‘06 (NASA, U.S. Navy) Groundbreaking JHU researchers, recipients of the […]


Adam Riess Receives 2020 Chalonge-de Vega Medals from the International School of Astrophysics

Adam Riess Receives 2020 Chalonge-de Vega Medals from the International School of Astrophysics
Bloomberg Distinguished Professor Adam Riess has received the 2020 Chalonge-de Vega Medals from the International School of Astrophysics in Paris. The citation for the award reads: “for his contribution to the discovery of dark energy, interpretation as a cosmological constant and for his continuous results on the Hubble constant.”


K. D. Kuntz Participates in STORM, NASA’s New Mission to Study the Earth’s Magnetosheath

K. D. Kuntz Participates in STORM, NASA’s New Mission to Study the Earth’s Magnetosheath
Research Scientist K. D. Kuntz will contribute to the Solar-Terrestrial Observer for the Response of the Magnetosphere (STORM) mission that has been selected by NASA for Phase-A study, in preparation for a possible launch in 2026. STORM would provide the first-ever global image of the size and shape of the Earth’s magnetosheath, the vast region […]


Undergraduate Vedant Chandra Leads Successful White Dwarf Research

Undergraduate Vedant Chandra Leads Successful White Dwarf Research
A team of student researchers supervised by Associate Professor Nadia Zakamska recently authored a study in The Astrophysical Journal describing their new measurement of the white dwarf mass-radius relationship. The paper was led by undergraduate student Vedant Chandra (pictured), graduate students Hsiang-Chih Hwang and Sihao Cheng, and is titled “A Gravitational Redshift Measurement of the […]


Jeffrey (Heshy) Roskes Receives Springer Award

Jeffrey (Heshy) Roskes Receives Springer Award
Jeffrey (Heshy) Roskes, who earned his PhD in the department in October 2019, working on studies of the Higgs boson with Prof. Andrei Gritsan, has received the Springer Award for an outstanding PhD thesis. Together with his colleagues in the CMS group at JHU, Heshy developed precise analysis of the Higgs boson properties. The Springer Award is composed of […]