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 […]
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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 […]
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. […]
The American Institute of Physics announced today that particle physicist and movie producer David Kaplan has won the 2018 Andrew Gemant Award, an annual prize recognizing contributions to the cultural, artistic and humanistic dimension of physics.
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]