Department News Archive


Marc Kamionkowski and Team Awarded 2018 JHU Discovery Award

Marc Kamionkowski and Team Awarded 2018 JHU Discovery Award
A departmental team led by Prof. Marc Kamionkowski has been chosen to receive a 2018 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award for their proposal, “In Search of the Cosmic Dark Sector.” 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 […]


Jared Kaplan Promoted to Associate Professor

Jared Kaplan Promoted to Associate Professor
Congratulations to Jared Kaplan, who has been promoted to the rank of tenured Associate Professor effective on July 1. Jared joined the faculty here as an Assistant Professor in 2012. He works on problems of theoretical physics, with special interests in effective field theory, particle physics, and cosmology, as well as formal aspects of scattering […]


Space@Hopkins 2018 Symposium – April 27, 2:30-5:30, Schafler Auditorium

Space@Hopkins 2018 Symposium – April 27, 2:30-5:30, Schafler Auditorium
The Space@Hopkins 2018 Sympoisum is happening on April 27 from 2:30-5:30PM with a reception following the event with refreshments and informal discussion. It will focus on current and future civilian space research at Johns Hopkins. The event is featuring: Nobel Laureate Dr. John Mather (NASA); Commercial space industry leaders Scott Lee (Northrop Grumman), Debra D. […]


Wesley Fuhrman Recognized by the Schmidt Science Fellows Program

Wesley Fuhrman Recognized by the Schmidt Science Fellows Program
Doctoral candidate Wesley Fuhrman has been selected as an inaugural Schmidt Science Fellow for his research into topological insulators. Endowed by Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, and his wife, philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, the fellowship program seeks to support the next generation of scientific leaders, giving them the tools and opportunities they need to […]


Physics Fair This Saturday, April 21st

Physics Fair This Saturday, April 21st
The department’s 15th annual Physics Fair will take place this Saturday, April 21 throughout Bloomberg Center beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Please join the fun!


Undergraduate Wenzer Qin a Recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Undergraduate Wenzer Qin a Recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship
Wenzer Qin, an undergraduate junior in the department, has been selected as a recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship Program seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the next generation of research leaders in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Qin will receive an […]


Julian Krolik Honored With Simons Fellowship

Julian Krolik Honored With Simons Fellowship
Professor Julian Krolik has been awarded a Simons Fellowship in Physics, which provides scholars with the opportunity to spend a year away from classroom and administrative duties in order to pursue research interests. Krolik is among 12 theoretical physicists to receive this highly competitive, honorific fellowship. “This award will greatly help me make the most […]


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

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

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 […]