News Releases

March 8, 2006

University of Colorado at Boulder Professor Emeritus Neil Ashby has been honored by the largest professional society of physics educators in the country for outstanding work in introducing physics to students and the general public.

March 6, 2006

John "Jan" Hall, 2005 winner of the Nobel Prize in physics for his work in harnessing light to make ultra-precise measurements, will be honored with a public celebration at the University of Colorado at Boulder on March 17.

March 6, 2006

Lisa Ling, journalist and contributor to well-known TV shows "The View" and "The Oprah Winfrey Show," will offer a free public talk March 9 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Ling's presentation will begin at 7 p.m. in the Glenn Miller Ballroom located in the University Memorial Center on the CU-Boulder campus. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Cameras or recording devices of any kind are not permitted at the event.

March 2, 2006

University of Colorado at Boulder researchers have used data from a pair of NASA satellites orbiting Earth in tandem to determine that the Antarctic ice sheet, which harbors 90 percent of Earth's ice, has lost significant mass in recent years.

The team used measurements taken with the Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment, or GRACE, to conclude the Antarctic ice sheet is losing up to 36 cubic miles of ice, or 152 cubic kilometers, annually. By comparison, the city of Los Angeles uses about 1 cubic mile of fresh water annually.