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MEDIA ADVISORY: Johns Hopkins University Physicist Available to Comment on the Higgs Boson

Johns Hopkins University experimental physicist and associate professor Andrei Gritsan is available to comment on the selection of Francois Englert and Peter Higgs as the 2013 Nobel Prize winners in Physics for their work on the Higgs boson.

Johns Hopkins Physicists Play Critical Role in Higgs Boson Discovery

Johns Hopkins University physicists today are celebrating the important role they played in the discovery of a Higgs boson, the so-called “God particle” whose existence was predicted almost 50 years ago by Université Libre de Bruxelles’ Francois Englert and University of Edinburgh’s Peter Higgs, winners of the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physics.

Adam Riess of Johns Hopkins Accepts 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics

Adam Riess, a professor in physics and astronomy at The Johns Hopkins University and a research scientist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, today accepted the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences during a ceremony in Stockholm, Sweden.

Teaching Science in the 21st Century Topic of Resnick Lecture at Johns Hopkins

Nobel Prize winning physicist who is Associate Director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will deliver the Robert Resnick Lecture at The Johns Hopkins University at 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2. Carl Wieman, who has conducted extensive research in atomic and laser physics and who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001 for the creation of a new form of matter known as “Bose-Einstein condensation,” will present “Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Methods of Science to Teach Science” in Schafler Auditorium in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy on the Homewood campus. The event is free and open to the public.

President Daniels Congratulates Nobel Laureate Adam Riess

President Ronald J. Daniels sent a broadcast email message to students, faculty and staff at The Johns Hopkins University on Tuesday, Oct. 4, congratulating Professor Adam G. Riess, the just-announced co-winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. This is the text of that message.

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