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physics and astronomy

Faculty news
Two from Hopkins join national effort to advance quantum computing
Published Sept 9, 2020
Tyrel McQueen and Surjeet Rajendran join new Quantum Information Science Research Centers, developed under the U.S. Department of Energy
Quantum materials
Researchers accidentally uncover new magnetic phenomenon
Published Aug 4, 2020
During the search for an elusive quantum material, researchers observe phenomenon in an experimental material that is theorized to occur when material particles 'remember' previous forms and behaviors
Astrophysics
Johns Hopkins astrophysicists observe long-theorized quantum phenomena
Published July 30, 2020
A team led by students probes the mass-radius relation of white dwarf stars, observing in their data evidence of quantum mechanics and Einstein's theory of general relativity
Astronomy
Study: Dying stars breathe life into Earth
Published July 14, 2020
Researchers discover new evidence of how carbon emitted from distant dying stars contribute to the delivery of the vital element to other parts of the galaxy
Astronomy
New image reveals cosmic 'candy cane'
Published Dec 18, 2019
Johns Hopkins scientist stitches together wavelength data to create composite image of the center of the Milky Way galaxy
Physics+Astronomy
Dark matter may be older than the big bang
Published Aug 8, 2019
Mathematical model suggests dark matter may have been produced before the big bang during cosmic inflation, when space was expanding rapidly
Astrophysics
Mystery of how fast our universe is expanding grows
Published April 25, 2019
As scientists refine Hubble measurements, the disparity between the calculated and expected rate of universe expansion widens
President's Frontier Award
Brice Ménard honored for groundbreaking research
Published Feb 13, 2019 Video
His work with data sets from astronomical observatories has helped transform his field
Physics+Astronomy
Distant planet vanishing at record speed
Published Dec 13, 2018
Hubble's discovery of a rare Neptune-sized exoplanet 96 light-years away will help astronomers understand how planets evolve
'Hubble Tension'
Cosmic crisis quelled?
Published Nov 28, 2018
Hopkins theorists suggest that an exotic form of dark energy is responsible for a discrepancy in the rate at which the universe expands