Department News Archive


Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk & Rosemary Wyse Become AAS Fellows

Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk & Rosemary Wyse Become AAS Fellows
The American Astronomical Society (AAS) has announced a new accolade: Fellow of the AAS, and four department members are part of the inaugural class. Professors Marc Kamionkowski, Adam Riess, Joseph Silk, and Rosemary Wyse were recognized for “original research and publication, innovative contributions to astronomical techniques or instrumentation, significant contributions to education and public outreach, […]


Yi Li, Tyrel McQueen, and Brice Ménard Participate in Faculty Open Doors Event

Yi Li, Tyrel McQueen, and Brice Ménard Participate in Faculty Open Doors Event
Professors Yi Li, Tyrel McQueen, and Brice Ménard participated in the new Faculty Open Doors program on Friday in which the three professors each welcomed other faculty from across the university to ask questions about their research. Li, McQueen, and Ménard invited many faculty members, as well as Vice Provost for Research Denis Wirtz, into […]


Spring 2020 Department-wide Colloquium Series Kicks Off

The first of seven department-wide colloquia begins today at 3:30 in Schafler Auditorium when Aleksander Madry of Massachusetts Institute of Technology presents “Are All Features Created Equal?”


Brice Ménard Presents the President’s Frontier Award Lecture

Brice Ménard Presents the President’s Frontier Award Lecture
The President’s Frontier Award Lecture featured 2019 recipient Dr. Brice Ménard presenting “The Wonders of Networks” on January 29th at 2:00pm in Charles Commons. We hope you were able to join us for this fantastic annual event honoring the brilliant work of Dr. Ménard!


Bloomberg Art from Science Innovation Contest – Accepting Submissions Now

Bloomberg Art from Science Innovation Contest – Accepting Submissions Now
So much concrete. So much science. So little art. So let’s beautify. We invite submissions of visually striking art works inspired by your scientific work. Unlike BASIC 1.0, our contest from 2017, we envision a rolling submission of your work, judged semiannually. A committee comprised of scientists and artists will review submissions according to the […]


Emanuele Berti Selected to Present Buhl Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University

Emanuele Berti Selected to Present Buhl Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University
Professor Emanuele Berti has been selected to present the annual Buhl Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University this Spring. Each year, CMU’s Buhl Professor invites an internationally recognized scientist to give a public lecture on a topic of current interest in Physics. Berti will focus on black holes for the lecture.


Johannes Staguhn Leads Research on New Space Image of Cosmic ‘Candy Cane’

Johannes Staguhn Leads Research on New Space Image of Cosmic ‘Candy Cane’
Principal Research Scientist Johannes Staguhn is the lead author on a paper recently published in The Astrophysical Journal that describes a new image from Milky Way galaxy’s center of a cosmic “candy cane.” The image—captured by a NASA-designed and built instrument called the Goddard-IRAM Superconducting 2-Millimeter Observer, or GISMO—shows the inner part of our galaxy, […]


Colin Norman Becomes American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow

Colin Norman Becomes American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow
Prof. Colin Norman has been elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is lifetime distinction in honor of his invaluable contributions to science and technology. Fellows are elected each year by their peers serving on the Council of AAAS, the organization’s member-run governing body. The tradition of electing […]


Alex Szalay’s Big Data Cancer Research Featured on CBS News

Alex Szalay’s Big Data Cancer Research Featured on CBS News
On November 26, CBS aired an interview with IDIES member, Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee, and Director, Dr. Alex Szalay that discussed their research collaboration on pancreatic cancer and patients who had a dramatic response to chemotherapy, “extraordinary responders”. In the interview, Dr. Jaffee explains that her research of pancreatic cancer and “extraordinary responders” brought her to […]


Physicist Richard Zdanis, a Former Vice Provost at JHU, Dies at 83

Physicist Richard Zdanis, a Former Vice Provost at JHU, Dies at 83
Richard A. Zdanis, an alum went on to serve in the Johns Hopkins University administration and as professor in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Physics and Astronomy for many years, died in Columbus, Ohio, where he lived. He was 83. A Baltimore native, Zdanis spent two years at Princeton after earning […]