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This section contains regularly updated highlights of the news from around The Johns Hopkins University. Links to the complete news reports from the nine schools, the Applied Physics Laboratory and other centers and institutes are to the left, as are links to help news media contact the Johns Hopkins communications offices.

 

Charting Ocean Currents With a Cutting-Edge Supercomputer

Using a $736,000 grant administered through the federal stimulus act, Johns Hopkins earth scientist Thomas Haine is working with researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to develop what promises to be the biggest, most cutting-edge and detailed computer model of ocean currents ever made. The supercomputer model, which will be run by a National Science Foundation–built supercomputer capable of doing a million billion calculations per second, will simulate currents in the Arctic, Antarctic and Atlantic oceans in hopes of shedding light on how small-scale turbulent eddies affect large currents, such as the powerful Gulf Stream.

A Step Closer to Treating Memory Loss In Age-Related Diseases

Using a $1.3 million National Institutes of Health grant underwritten by the federal stimulus act, Krieger School psychologist Michela Gallagher and her team are about to embark on one of their most important studies yet: determining whether a medication commonly used to treat seizures can help improve memory and brain function in adults suffering from mild cognitive impairment, or MCI, a common precursor to full-blown Alzheimer’s disease.

Johns Hopkins University to Host Physics Workshop

A public lecture by noted condensed matter physicist and renowned speaker Philip Phillips of the University of Illinois will be the centerpiece of a workshop on “Exotic Insulating States of Matter” to be hosted by The Johns Hopkins University’s Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy Thursday, Jan. 14 through Saturday, Jan. 16 on the Homewood campus. Titled “From the Vulcanization of Rubber, to Quarks and High-Temperature Superconductivity: Physics at Strong Coupling,” the lecture is set for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 14 at Schafler Auditorium in the Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. It is free and open to the public. Call 410-530-7882 for more information.