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Jonathan A. Bagger

Research Professor

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Research Interests: Particle theory; theory and phenomenology of supersymmetry, supergravity, and superstrings

Education: PhD, Princeton

Ibrahima Bah

Associate Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical high-energy physics and cosmology, string theory, supergravity, quantum field theory, and holography

Education: PhD, University of Michigan

Daniel Beller

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical soft matter and biological physics

Education: PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Charles L. Bennett

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor
Alumni Centennial Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Gilman Scholar

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Research Interests: Experimental astrophysics; cosmology; radio/submillimeter/infrared astronomy; astronomical instrumentation

Education: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Luciana Bianchi

Research Professor

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Research Interests: Observational Astrophysics; hot stars; stellar populations in nearby galaxies; Ultraviolet space instrumentation; surveys

Education: PhD, University of Padua

William Blair

Research Professor

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Research Interests: Experimental astrophysics; supernova remnants; cataclysmic variable stars

Education: PhD, University of Michigan

Barry J. Blumenfeld

Research Professor

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Research Interests: Experimental high-energy physics; neutrino physics, hadron colliders

Education: PhD, Columbia University

Floor Broekgaarden

Assistant Research Professor

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Education: PhD, Harvard University

Collin L. Broholm

Gerhard H. Dieke Professor

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Research Interests: Experimental condensed matter physics, using neutron scattering

Education: PhD, University of Copenhagen

Brian Camley

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Soft matter in cell biology; Physics of cell motility and sensing; collective motion

Education: PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara

Sean Carroll

Homewood Professor

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Research Interests: Quantum mechanics, spacetime, emergence, and complexity

Education: PhD, Harvard University

Alessandra Corsi

W. H. Miller Professor (pending approval of Board of Trustees)

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Education: PhD, University of Rome Sapienza

Laszlo Dobos

Assistant Research Professor

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Education: PhD, Eotvos Lorand University

Suvi Gezari

Research Professor

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Research Interests: Supermassive black holes; nuclear transients; UV and optical time domain surveys

Education: PhD, Columbia University

Andrei Gritsan

Professor

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Research Interests: Experimental high-energy physics; colliders

Education: PhD, University of Colorado at Boulder

Timothy Heckman

Dr. A. Hermann Pfund Professor

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Research Interests: The formation and evolution of galaxies and supermassive black holes

Education: PhD, University of Washington

Richard Conn Henry

Academy Professor; Director, Maryland Space Grant Consortium

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Research Interests: Astronomy and astrophysics

Education: PhD, Princeton University

Borys Ivanov

Visiting Research Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical condensed matter physics

Education: PhD, Institute of Low Temperature physics, Kharkov, Ukraine

Ray Jayawardhana

Professor and University Provost

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Research Interests: Exoplanets; diversity, origins, and evolution of planetary systems; formation of stars and brown dwarfs

Education: PhD, Harvard University

Marc Kamionkowski

William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical physics specializing in cosmology and particle physics

Education: PhD, University of Chicago

David Kaplan

Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical particle physics and cosmology

Education: PhD, University of Washington

Jared Kaplan

Associate Professor

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Research Interests: Quantum Gravity, Conformal Field Theory, Machine Learning

Education: PhD, Harvard University

Julian H. Krolik

Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical astrophysics, particularly high-energy and relativistic astrophysics

Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Robert Leheny

Professor and Department Chair

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Research Interests: Experimental condensed matter physics; disordered materials; soft matter

Education: PhD, University of Chicago

Nancy Levenson

Research Professor

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Research Interests: Active and star-forming galaxies; dust emission and obscuration; X-ray astrophysics

Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Yi Li

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Condensed Matter Physics Theory

Meredith MacGregor

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Observational Astronomy, Planet Formation, Exoplanets, Stellar Activity

Education: PhD, Harvard University

Petar Maksimovic

Professor

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Research Interests: Experimental high-energy physics; hadron colliders

Education: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tobias Marriage (he/him/his)

Professor

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Research Interests: Cosmology and astrophysics

Education: PhD, Princeton University

Stephan McCandliss

Research Professor and Director, CAS

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Research Interests: Experimental astrophysics; sounding rocket space astronomy in the far UV; physics of the interstellar medium; physical properties of hot stars and their environments; astronomical instrumentation

Education: PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder

Tyrel M. McQueen

Professor (Department of Chemistry)

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Research Interests: Solid state and inorganic chemistry; condensed matter physics

Education: Ph. D., Princeton University (2009)

Brice Ménard

Professor

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Research Interests: Physics & Machine Learning, Astrophysics

Education: PhD, University of Paris

Satoru Nakatsuji

Research Professor

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Research Interests: Experimental condensed matter physics and spintronics

Education: Ph. D., Kyoto University

David A. Neufeld

Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical astrophysics; interstellar medium, astrophysical masers

Education: PhD, Harvard University

Colin A. Norman

Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics, Observational Astronomy and Large Space Missions (Hubble, Chandra, JWST, AXIS)

Education: D.Phil, Oxford University

Adam Riess

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Thomas J. Barber Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Nobel Laureate

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Research Interests: Observations of physical cosmology, primarily through the use of distance indicators like supernovae; measurements of dark energy and the expansion history of the universe using optical and near-infrared instruments from space and the ground

Education: PhD, Harvard University

Kevin Schlaufman

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Galactic astronomy and exoplanets

Education: PhD, UC Santa Cruz

Francesca Serra

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Soft Matter Physics and Liquid Crystals

Education: PhD, University of Cambridge

Joseph Silk

Research Professor and Homewood Professor of Physics and Astronomy

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Research Interests: Cosmology

Education: PhD, Harvard University

David Sing

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor

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Research Interests: Observations of exoplanets, characterizing the physics and chemistry of exoplanet atmospheres, comparative exoplanetology.

Education: PhD, University of Arizona

Morris Swartz

Professor

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Research Interests: Experimental high-energy physics; precision tests of and searches for physics beyond the Standard Model

Education: PhD, University of Chicago

Ethan Vishniac

Research Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical Astrophysics: magnetized turbulence, dynamos in stars and disks, and magnetic field reconnection and diffusion.

Benjamin D. Wandelt

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor (pending approval of Board of Trustees)

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Research Interests: Cosmology, Physics, Astronomy, Artificial Intelligence, Statistics, and Computing

Education: PhD, Imperial College

Harold A. Weaver, Jr.

Research Professor (JHU Physics & Astronomy); Principal Professional Staff (JHU-APL)

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Research Interests: Ultraviolet, optical, infrared, X-ray, and radio spectroscopy and imaging of comets, planets, and satellites

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Rosemary F.G. Wyse

Alumni Centennial Professor

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Research Interests: Astrophysics; galaxy formation and evolution

Education: PhD, Cambridge University

Yahui Zhang

Assistant Professor

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Research Interests: Theoretical condensed matter physics

Education: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Joint Faculty

Tamás Budavári (he/him/his)

Joint – Associate Professor (Department Of Applied Mathematics And Statistics)

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Research Interests: Observational cosmology; large-scale structure, galaxy clustering; galaxy properties and evolution; statistical inference and embedding; data intensive parallel computing

Education: PhD, Eotvos Lorand University

Ana Damjanovic

Assistant Research Professor (Department of Biophysics)

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Research Interests: Charge and energy transfer in biological systems

Education: PhD, University of Illinois

Gregory Eyink

Professor (Department Of Applied Mathematics And Statistics)

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Research Interests: Research Interests: Mathematical physics; fluid mechanics; turbulence; dynamical systems

Education: PhD, Ohio State University (1987)

Michael Falk

Professor (Materials Science And Engineering)

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Research Interests: Theoretical and computational research

Education: PhD, University of California, Santa Barbara (1998)

Nitya Kitchloo

Professor

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Research Interests: Symplectic geometry, topology of Kac-Moody groups, classical algebraic topology

Education: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Charles Meneveau

Louis M. Sardella Professor (Joint Professorship with the Department of Mechanical Engineering)
Associate Director of the Institute for Data Intensive Engineering and Science (IDIES)

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Research Interests: Theoretical, experimental, and numerical studies in turbulence, Large-eddy-Simulation and turbulence modeling, fractals and scaling in complex systems, Applications of LES to environmental flows, wind energy and turbomachinery flows, Development of database techniques for turbulence research.

Education: Ph. D., Yale University

Peter Searson

Professor (Department Of Materials Science And Engineering)

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Research Interests: Electronic, Nanophase, And Semiconductor Materials

Education: Phd, University Of Manchester Institute Of Science And Technology (1982)

Sabine Stanley

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Dept. Earth and Planetary Sciences & Applied Physics Lab

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Research Interests: Planetary interior processes and evolution

Education: PhD, Havard University

Adjunct Faculty

Michael Fall

Adjunct Professor

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Research Interests: Astrophysics

Education: DPhil, Oxford (1976)

Henry Ferguson

Adjunct Professor (STScI)

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Research Interests: Observational cosmology; galaxy evolution; dwarf galaxies; space astronomy instrumentation; calibration

Education: PhD, Johns Hopkins University

Ann Hornschemeier

Adjunct Assistant Professor (GSFC)

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Research Interests: Studies of x-ray emission from star formation in galaxies at cosmologically interesting distances

Education: PhD, Penn State University

John MacKenty

Adjunct Professor

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Education: PhD, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Peter R. McCullough

Adjunct Associate Professor

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Research Interests: extrasolar planets, astronomy and astrophysics

Education: PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Predrag Nikolic

Adjunct Associate Professor (George Mason University)

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Research Interests: Theoretical condensed matter physics

Education: PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cedomir Petrovic

Adjunct Professor (Brookhaven National Laboratory)

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Research Interests: Experimental condensed matter physics

Education: PhD, Florida State University

Roeland P. van der Marel

Adjunct Professor (STScI)

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Research Interests: Extragalactic observational and theoretical astronomy; galaxy structure, dynamics, and formation; black holes

Education: PhD, Leiden University

Emeritus Faculty

Bruce Barnett

Academy Professor

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Research Interests: Experimental high energy physics; hadron colliders

Education: PhD, University of Maryland

Holland Ford

Professor Emeritus

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Research Interests: Experimental astrophysics; stellar dynamics, stellar populations, active galactic nuclei and astronomical instrumentation

Education: PhD, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Susan Kovesi-Domokos

Professor Emerita

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Research Interests: Theoretical high-energy physics; astro-particle theory

Education: PhD, Eotvos Lorand University

H. Warren Moos

Professor Emeritus

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Research Interests: The interstellar medium; stellar processes; the solar system; space instrumentation

Education: PhD, University of Michigan

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