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Nicole Crumpler Receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Nicole Crumpler Receives National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship

Graduate student Nicole Crumpler has received a Graduate Research Fellowship from the National Science Foundation. The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program recognizes and supports outstanding graduate students who demonstrate the potential to make significant contributions in STEM. The program also seeks to broaden participation in science and engineering of underrepresented groups, including women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans. The three-year fellowship provides three years of financial support inclusive of an annual stipend of $37,000. Crumpler was recognized for her research in theoretical astrophysics.

Yahui Zhang Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Yahui Zhang Receives National Science Foundation CAREER Award

Assistant Professor Yahui Zhang has received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award for his proposal titled “Superconductivity, fractionalization and quantum criticality in multilayer quantum simulator.” The NSF CAREER Awards are given in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through research and education, and the integration of these endeavors in the context of their organizations’ missions. The awards, presented once each year, include a federal grant for research and education activities for five consecutive years. 

Mark Ho-Yeuk Cheung and Collaborators Publish Simulations That Show Aftermath of Black Hole Collisions

Mark Ho-Yeuk Cheung and Collaborators Publish Simulations That Show Aftermath of Black Hole Collisions

Graduate student Mark Ho-Yeuk Cheung is the lead author and Postdoctoral Fellow Thomas Helfer, Professor Emanuele Berti, Postdoctoral Fellow Roberto Cotesta and two former Hopkins Ph.D. Students (Kaze Wong and Vishal Baibhav) are co-authors of a Physical Review Letters publication.

Nadia Zakamska Named President’s Frontier Award Finalist

Nadia Zakamska Named President’s Frontier Award Finalist

The President’s Frontier Award Program, created to support and celebrate mid-career faculty at JHU, will award Zakamska with $80,000 to support her ongoing research efforts. Zakamska is among only three other awardees this year.

Ethan Vishniac Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Ethan Vishniac Named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Research professor Ethan Vishniac is among the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, or AAAS, the world’s largest general scientific society. He is recognized by the AAAS for advancing our understanding of magnetic fields that shape the cosmos on multiple scales, and for his distinguished service to the scientific community as a journal editor.

Space@Hopkins 2023: Call for Seed Grant proposals

Space@Hopkins 2023: Call for Seed Grant proposals

The 2023 Space@Hopkins Seed Grant program, with grants of up to $25,000 for one year, is now open for proposals for space-related projects. Topics of the proposed projects may include, but are not limited to, robotics, astronaut health, planetary sciences, solar physics, Earth science, spacecraft engineering, sensors, and astrophysics. Civilian space-related proposals are welcome from all Johns Hopkins divisions.

Joe Silk Authors ‘Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind’

Joe Silk Authors ‘Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind’

Homewood Professor and Research Professor Joe Silk has written a scientist’s inspiring vision of our return to the Moon as humanity’s next thrilling step in space exploration in his new book, ‘Back to the Moon: The Next Giant Leap for Humankind.’

Chia-Ling Chien Honored with Special Issue of The Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

Chia-Ling Chien Honored with Special Issue of The Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

The Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials has published a special issue in honor of Prof. Chia-Ling Chien.  The issue includes 32 research articles and a foreword by Samuel Bader and Nobel laureate Albert Fert.  Congratulations, Chia-Ling!

David Sing’s Group Uses JWST to Reveal an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Before

David Sing’s Group Uses JWST to Reveal an Exoplanet Atmosphere as Never Seen Before

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope just scored another first: a molecular and chemical profile of a distant world’s skies. While Webb and other space telescopes, including NASA’s Hubble and Spitzer, […]

Johns Hopkins’s Other Engineering Lab: The Voodoo Drop at Six Flags

Johns Hopkins’s Other Engineering Lab: The Voodoo Drop at Six Flags

The Washington Post shadowed Reid Mumford and his physics lab as they gathered data on amusement-park rides.