Discovery & Innovation

Andrew Hamilton - the man who hangs out in black holes

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 holes.

Researchers do double-take on childhood learning

Nate and Zach Huey are identical, 15-year-old twins, who, like most twins, are somewhat dissimilar.

Nate runs cross country and track at Westminster High School. He specializes in mid-distance events like the two-mile run. Zach was a sprinter but suffered an injury that sidelined him.

Nate is learning the guitar but doesn’t read music. He plays by “tab” (drawings showing where to place fingers on the fretboard). Zach reads music and plays trombone in the band. He enjoys it but likes other instruments, too.

Richer parasite diversity leads to healthier frogs, says new CU study

May 21, 2012

 

Increases in the diversity of parasites that attack amphibians cause a decrease in the infection success rate of virulent parasites, including one that causes malformed limbs and premature death, says a new University of Colorado Boulder study.

New ‘Map of Life’ project aims to show distribution of all plants, animals on planet

A research team involving Yale University and the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a first public demonstration version of its “Map of Life,” an ambitious Web-based endeavor designed to show the distribution of all living plants and animals on the planet.

CU professor involved in $8.3 million Gates Foundation childhood malnutrition study

May 14, 2012

 

An $8.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will fund an international team of scientists, including a University of Colorado Boulder professor focused on finding new ways to diagnose, treat and prevent a critical global health problem: malnutrition in infants and children.

CU-Boulder professor receives $750,000 Department of Energy early career award

May 10, 2012

Assistant Professor Paul Romatschke of the University of Colorado Boulder physics department will receive a five-year, $750,000 grant as part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Early Career Research Program created to bolster the nation’s scientific workforce with top young researchers.

Romatschke was among 68 winners selected nationwide from a pool of 850 applicants from universities and national laboratories

New ‘Map of Life’ project aims to show distribution of all plants, animals on planet

May 10, 2012

A research team involving Yale University and the University of Colorado Boulder has developed a first public demonstration version of its “Map of Life,” an ambitious Web-based endeavor designed to show the distribution of all living plants and animals on the planet.

Overfed black holes shut down galactic star-making, says new study involving CU-Boulder

May 09, 2012

 

Galaxies with the most powerful, active black holes at their cores produce fewer stars than galaxies with less active black holes, according to a new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder using the Herschel Space Observatory.

CU-Boulder faculty member John Wahr elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 01, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Professor John Wahr of the physics department has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

Two CU student teams among top winners in international math modeling competition

April 25, 2012

 

Two University of Colorado Boulder undergraduate student teams have been named among the 10 top winners from a field of 3,697 teams that entered the international Mathematical Contest in Modeling.

Results of the 2012 contest were announced this month by the Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications. The contest took place at the students’ home institutions Feb. 9-13.

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