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CU Boulder awarded major Department of Defense research grant for hypersonics

March 30, 2022

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a five-year, $7.5 million grant to advance the science of hypersonic flight. The grant will investigate plasma that forms around sub-orbital vehicles traveling at...

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Boyd discusses hypersonic weapons, tracking with Air Force Magazine

Feb. 17, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd discusses how hypersonic weapons maneuver in a new piece in Air Force Magazine highlighting the dangers posed by weapons that can move at least five times the speed of sound. Boyd, who is also the director of the CU Boulder Center for National Security Initiatives , is...

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Boyd discusses military hypersonics with Hamodia

Jan. 10, 2022

Professor Iain Boyd discusses hypersonic technology in a new article with the Israeli newspaper Hamodia. The piece focuses on recent Chinese hypersonic tests and efforts in the U.S. on hypersonic missiles and countermeasures. Read the full story...

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Boyd discusses Russian missile test with Colorado Public Radio

Nov. 29, 2021

Russia launched a missile and blew up one of its old satellites last week, triggering an alert for the International Space Station and concern that space could become a new battleground. Colorado Public Radio spoke with Iain Boyd, a professor of aerospace engineering sciences and director of the Center for...

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Directed energy weapons shoot painful but non-lethal beams – are similar weapons behind the Havana syndrome?

Sept. 17, 2021

Professor Iain Boyd discusses directed energy weapons and the Havana Syndrome in a new column published in The Conversation: The latest episodes of so-called Havana syndrome, a series of unexplained ailments afflicting U.S. and Canadian diplomats and spies, span the globe. They include two diplomats in Hanoi, Vietnam - which...

Graduate students Michael Klonowski, left, and Daniel Aguilar-Marsillach, right, work in the Raytheon Space & Intelligence Vision, Autonomy, and Decision Research Lab at CU Boulder, which studies new methods for tracking and managing satellite traffic in space.

New effort to bolster Colorado’s national security and aerospace workforce

Sept. 10, 2021

The University of Colorado Boulder has received a $2 million gift from The Anschutz Foundation to support the university’s diverse research in aerospace and national defense—from tracking and protecting satellites in orbit to improving the security of mobile devices. The effort dovetails with a new research partnership between the CU...

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Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Professor Iain Boyd

Aug. 5, 2021

Check out the latest Buff Innovator Insights Podcast with Dr. Iain Boyd, H.T. Sears Memorial Professor of Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Director of the Center for National Security Initiatives at CU Boulder. We’ll hear about how Dr. Boyd followed his early interest in math from Scotland to England, and then...

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Iain Boyd: How universities can help counter space threats to national security

July 6, 2021

Professor Iain Boyd shares the myraid ways space impacts the daily lives of billions of people worldwide, and its increasing importance to national defense in a new column in the Colorado Gazette. Boyd, director of the Center for National Security Initiatives on campus in addition to being a professor in...

A space capsule reentering the atmosphere.

CU Boulder to lead new $15M NASA Space Tech Research Institute

March 31, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder are leading a new $15 million, multi-partner institute with NASA over the next five years to improve entry, descent and landing technologies for exploring other planets. The new Advanced Computational Center for Entry System Simulation (ACCESS) institute was announced Tuesday by NASA. It will focus on...

Professor Tim Minton and a student in the Molecular Beam Lab.

New hypersonics graduate certificate available

Feb. 16, 2021

A new graduate certificate is moving at five times the speed of sound into the University of Colorado Boulder. CU Boulder is now offering a graduate-level hypersonics certificate to both...