Over the past half century, scientists at JILA came up with the idea to place a reflector on the moon to help measure its distance from the Earth; made precision laser measurements that led to a more accurate value for the speed of light and redefinition of the meter; and created a new form of matter, the first ultracold molecules and the first tabletop X-ray laser. Since 2001, three JILA fellows have received the Nobel Prize in physics.
For more about JILA through the years visit http://colorado.edu/news/features/jila-through-years. For more information about the public events to be held during the 50th anniversary celebration of JILA visit http://jila.colorado.edu/.
Deborah Jin has won the 2014 Isaac Newton Medal, the highest accolade given by the Institute of Physics. She was cited for her experimental work in laser cooling atoms. This work has led to the practical demonstration of universal laws that...
Feeling out of synch? The world’s most precise clock is now located on the CU-Boulder campus.
In the late 1980s, scientists in a JILA lab on the CU-Boulder campus were trying to create a new form of matter at what would be the coldest temperature in the universe.
University of Colorado Boulder Professor Andrew Hamilton, doggedly determined to go where no man has gone before, continues to fascinate the public with his stunning and scientifically sound visualizations that take viewers into the guts of black...
Since its formation 50 years ago, JILA, the joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards (NIST), has been the site of groundbreaking research and has produced three Nobel Prize winners,...
JILA, a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology that has produced three Nobel Prize winners since 2001, has opened a new wing with...
JILA, a joint institute of the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has generated many spinoff companies, including 11 companies in the Colorado Front Range area.
JILA was founded as a joint institute between the University of Colorado Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology in 1962 and will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. It is located on the CU-Boulder campus.
Physicists at JILA on the CU-Boulder campus have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow temperatures and that reaction rates can be controlled using quantum...
CU-Boulder professors Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn lead an interdisciplinary research group at JILA, a joint institute of the university and the National Institute of Standards and Technology, where they have made groundbreaking strides in...
Margaret Murnane elected to American Philosophical Society - May 19, 2015
JILA team finds first direct evidence of ‘spin symmetry’ in atoms - August 21, 2014
JILA physicists discover ‘quantum droplet’ in semiconductor - February 26, 2014
JILA strontium atomic clock sets new records in both precision and stability - January 22, 2014
CU-Boulder/NIST physicist honored with 2013 Presidential Early Career Award - January 07, 2014
JILA team develops ‘spinning trap’ to measure electron roundness - December 05, 2013
National science report highlights CU-Boulder spinoff companies - October 29, 2013