NASA featured science by Prof. Julian Krolik and co-authors on their homepage today. The science focuses on a computer simulation of two supermassive black holes spiraling toward collision. It fully incorporates the physical effects of Einstein’s general theory of relativity and shows that gas in such systems will glow predominantly in ultraviolet and X-ray light.
Department News Archive
Graduate student Shu “Suzy” Zhang has earned a graduate fellowship at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics. The purpose of the Graduate Fellowship Program is to offer a unique opportunity for a select group of physics doctoral students to spend a minimum period of 5 months at the KITP, participate in KITP research programs, and […]
Professor Rosemary F. G. Wyse has been awarded an honorary Doctor of Science from her undergraduate alma mater, Queen Mary College, University of London. Dr. Wyse is pictured here in during the summer graduation at Queen Mary College, when her new doctorate was conferred.
Dr. Jennifer Lotz, who earned her Ph. D. in our department, has been appointed by the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy (AURA) as the next Director of the Gemini Observatory. Dr. Lotz will begin her 5-year appointment on October 1.
Tim Heckman, our Department Chair and Dr. A. Herman Pfund Professor, has received the Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal from the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. The Catherine Wolfe Bruce Gold Medal has been awarded since 1898 for “a lifetime of outstanding research in astronomy.” Professor Heckman joins a long list of some of the greatest […]
"Dr. Sing has established himself as a leader of the vanguard in exoplanet research," says Beverly Wendland, dean of the Krieger School. "We expect the new directions his discoveries will take at Johns Hopkins will add a great deal to the local and global community of scholars."
Chia-Ling Chien, the department’s Jacob K. Hain Professor of Physics, has been elected Academician of Academia Sinica, one of only five new members in the Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Academia Sinica honored Chein for his outstanding achievements in condensed matter physics, nanostructures, and spintronics.
The Institute for Quantum Matter is to become an Energy Frontier Research Center. IQM will focus on the realization and understanding of new states of quantum matter: (1) Quantum Spin Liquids (2) Magnetic Weyl Semi-metals (3) Monopole Superconductors (4) Axion Insulators. IQM joins a list of 42 EFRCs that were announced today. IQM was selected at […]
A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab, a team led by Associate Research Professor Natalia Drichko reports. The study findings, published online in the journal Science, show that a particular quantum material first synthesized 20 years ago, called k-(BEDT-TTF)2Hg(SCN)2 Br, behaves like a metal but is derived from organic […]
A departmental team led by Tyrel McQueen and Jonah Erlebacher (WSE) has been chosen to receive a 2018 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award for their proposal, “Exotic Superconductors by Design.” The award provides grants to cross-divisional teams, which comprise of faculty and non-faculty members from at least two schools of the university, who are “poised to […]