Visualization of Earth's magnetic field.

CU researchers working to reduce cost of studying magnetic field

Feb. 14, 2019

The Earth’s magnetic field is constantly changing, so researchers need constantly updated data to revise the models that guide our navigation systems and help predict weather on Earth. CU researchers Bob Marshall and Svenja Knappe are collaborating to bring down the cost of this process through the use of small...

Jeff Chancellor

Seminar: Operational Space Radiation Environment: Analogs, Pathogenesis, and Translation Into Clinical Outcomes in Humans - Feb 14

Feb. 11, 2019

Future space missions outside of low-Earth orbit (LEO) will take on greater risks to establish a long-term human presence on the Moon, a near-Earth object, or the surface of...

A view of the mission operations center for the Kepler Space Telescope, which the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) oversaw from 2009 to 2018. (Credit: LASP)

Students in Focus: When deep space calls, students answer

Feb. 11, 2019

“That’s been really cool—to spend my Friday talking to something in deep space,” he said. “There aren’t many people who can say that.” In one of the spacecraft operations centers inside CU Boulder’s Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), a woman’s calm voice pipes in over a speaker: “Loss...

CU Boulder Research Scientist Gijs de Boer prepares to launch a DataHawk to collect atmospheric measurements as sea ice is forming in far northern Alaska.

CU climate researchers to deploy drones in largest Arctic expedition ever

Feb. 8, 2019

CU Boulder researchers will fly drones this fall as part of a massive expedition to the Arctic to study climate at the top of the world. The research is part of the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate expedition - MOSAiC for short . During the expedition,...

Penina Axelrad

Professor Axelrad inducted into National Academy of Engineers

Feb. 7, 2019

The National Academy of Engineering has elected Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences professor Penina Axelrad and alumnus Dereje Agonafer (AeroEngr ’72) as new members in 2019. Election to the prestigious academy is among the highest professional distinctions bestowed upon an engineer. Academy membership honors those who have made...

Robyn Macdonald

Seminar: Reduced-Order Model Framework for Thermochemical Non-equilibrium Hypersonic Flows, Feb. 11

Feb. 7, 2019

Dr. Robyn Macdonald - Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Computational Hypersonics Research Lab, University of Minnesota Monday, Feb. 11, 2019 | DLC | 12:00 P.M. Download Flyer Abstract: The study of vehicles traveling at hypersonic speeds is extremely complex and involves many non-equilibrium physical phenomena occurring on broad time and length scales...

Collage of the three winners.

Researchpalooza Winners and Presentation Videos

Feb. 6, 2019

Congratulations to the winners of the 5th Annual Researchpalooza! The one-day summit featured a series of 10-minute lightning presentations by students and faculty on their research. Missed the event? Videos of the talks are available to watch, broken out into three segments: Morning, Afternoon, and the Lunch Keynote given by...

2019 Brooke Owens fellows collage.

CU leads pack with 5 Brooke Owens fellows

Feb. 5, 2019

A record setting number of University of Colorado Boulder students have earned Brooke Owens Fellowships. The highly competitive program provides paid internships and mentoring to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration. Five CU Boulder students: Kira Altman, Dallas Capozza, Vera Demchenko, Michelle Lin, and Maureen McNamara...

Xinzhao Chu with a group of students in Antarctica.

Observations Show Gravity Waves Above Antarctica Dance in Winter

Feb. 5, 2019

New research by Xinzhao Chu, a professor of Smead Aerospace and the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, and her team shows gravity waves above Antarctica exhibit seasonal patterns that peak in winter, which could help researchers trace the source of the mysterious phenomenon. Gravity waves are enormous vertical...

Hanspeter Schaub

Schaub elected an AIAA fellow

Feb. 4, 2019

University of Colorado Boulder Smead Aerospace Professor Hanspeter Schaub has been elected a fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The honor is in recognition of notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences or technology of aeronautics and astronautics. Schaub is a prolific...