Rx for 'The Four Doctors'
One of the great painters of the late 19th and early 20th
centuries, John Singer Sargent was a realist guided by an
excruciating attention to detail. Sargent, it's been said, would
often go to great lengths in making a perfect piece of art.
William H. Welch witnessed this perfectionism
firsthand while he sat in a London studio for one of the artist's
masterworks, The Four Doctors, which depicts the founders of the
School of Medicine.
Astronomer at JHU gets Pierce
The American Astronomical Society has awarded its top annual
prize for young observational astronomers, the Newton Lacy Pierce
Prize, to Ken Sembach, a research scientist in the Department of
Physics and Astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and
The society gives the Pierce award to an
astronomer who is 35 or younger and has made unusually
significant contributions to astronomical research in the past
five years. The awards committee selected Sembach for his
research into clouds of gas on the outskirts of the Milky Way
galaxy. Sembach has analyzed the composition and motion of these
gases to help reveal new insights into the origin and evolutions
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