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JHU Physicist Inaugural Winner of 2012 Prize of the Asian Union of Magnetics Societies

Chia-Ling Chien, the Jacob L. Hain Professor of Physics and the Director of the Material Research Science and Engineering Center at The Johns Hopkins University, is a winner of the first-ever Asian Union of Magnetic Societies Award, recognizing his “seminal contribution to magnetic materials, nanostructures, magnetoelectronic phenomena and devices.”

JHU Scientist Wins NSF Int’l Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge

They say that a picture is worth a thousand words, and in the case of an image created by astrophysicist Miguel Angel Aragon of The Johns Hopkins University, the adage holds true. His vibrant computer illustration, which won the National Science Foundation’s 2011 Science and Engineering’s Visualization Challenge in the “Informational Posters and Graphics” category, brings to vivid life many dynamic aspects of the universe, spanning 240 million light years.

Six Johns Hopkins Researchers Elected to the 2011 AAAS

Six Johns Hopkins researchers have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Barry Zirkin of the Bloomberg School of Public Health; Kit Hansell Bowen and Sarah Woodson of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; Andrew Feinberg and Min Li of the School of Medicine; and Paula Pitha-Rowe of the Kimmel Cancer Center are among 539 new fellows from around the world. Election as an AAAS fellow honors scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

Johns Hopkins Deans and Faculty Member Named AAAS Fellows

A Johns Hopkins University dean, a vice dean and a professor are among the 212 fellows named to the 231st class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Five Johns Hopkins Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Five Johns Hopkins researchers have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Chia-Ling Chien and Marc M. Greenberg of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, Valeria Culotta of the Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Se-Jin Lee and Mark Mattson of the School of Medicine are among 503 new fellows from around the world. Election as an AAAS fellow honors scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications. The names of the awardees will be published in the “AAAS News and Notes” section of Science on January 28. The newly elected fellows will be awarded a certificate and a rosette pin during the AAAS Fellows Forum at the 2011 AAAS annual meeting in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, Feb. 19.

Online Universe Wins AAAS Website Award

A website that brings the universe into the homes and onto the computer screens of professional and amateur astronomers alike has won a Science Prize for Online Resources in Education, known as SPORE, from the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Built by a Johns Hopkins University team led by astrophysicist and computer scientist Alexander Szalay, the SkyServer search tool of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey’s database makes more than 350 million stars and galaxies available to students, teachers and the public. SkyServer’s Mapquest-like interface allows them to pan through the sky, zoom in and out, and click on stars and galaxies for more information.

Seven Johns Hopkins Researchers Named AAAS Fellows

Seven Johns Hopkins researchers from four of the university’s schools have been elected by their peers as fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Pierre A. Coulombe, Ph.D., and Marcelo Jacobs-Lorena, Ph.D, of the Bloomberg School of Public Health; David Draper, Ph.D., of the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences; David J. Linden, Ph.D., and Cynthia Wolberger, Ph.D., of the School of Medicine; and Peter C. Searson, Ph.D., and Denis Wirtz, Ph.D. of the Whiting School of Engineering; are among 531 new fellows around the world. Election as a fellow honors their scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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