Jason Kalirai, a member of the department’s Center for Astrophysical Sciences, has been named mission area executive for civil space programs at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. His research program has included use of major telescopes on and above Earth, including the 10-meter Keck Observatory in Hawaii and the Hubble Space Telescope in orbit. […]
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Graduate student Cristina Mantilla Suarez has been selected as one of the two LHC Physics Center’s Graduate Scholars for 2019. This program is aimed to support exceptional Graduate Students from the US institutions working on the CMS experiment at CERN, by allowing them to spend a year at Fermilab to pursue thesis research opportunities at the LHC […]
Assistant Professor Kevin Schlaufman was recently featured on The Hub for his recently published paper, “An Ultra Metal-poor Star Near the Hydrogen-burning Limit” in The Astrophysical Journal. Schlaufman and co-authors have discovered a star that could be one of the oldest in the universe—at 13.5 billion years old, it could be as little as one generation […]
Former PhD student Nhan Tran has been awarded the 2019 Henry Primakoff Award for Early-Career Particle Physics by the American Physical Society. He is being recognized “for wide-ranging contributions to the Compact Muon Solenoid experiment, including the development of a novel pileup subtraction method at the Large Hadron Collider, and the use of jet substructure […]
Yichen Shen, former JHU Physics major (class of 2011), has been named one of Forbes’ “30 under 30” for his contributions to energy technology. Yichen is the founder and CEO of Lightelligence Inc. and the founder of Lux Labs Inc., two companies that leverage advances in nanophotonics he developed in his PhD and postdoctoral research […]
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.
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 […]