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Seminar: A Journey from the Earth to Geospace - Oct. 6

Oct. 4, 2021

A Journey from the Earth to Geospace: Exploring Predictability of Near-Earth Space Environments Through Ensemble-Based Probabilistic Modeling, Data Assimilation, and Observing-System Design Tomoko Matsuo Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, Oct. 6 | 12:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: Prediction serves as the ultimate test of our scientific understanding of geophysical...

The robot.

CU Boulder team takes home $500,000 in international underground robotics competition

Oct. 1, 2021

A CU Boulder team has taken home third place and $500,000 in prize money in an international competition that sends teams of robots deep underground to conduct search-and-rescue operations. The CU Boulder group, made up of engineers from across the university, took part in the final event of the Defense...

David Darmofal

Seminar: Educational and Research Opportunities in Aerospace and Computing - Oct. 1

Sept. 30, 2021

David Darmofal Jerome C. Hunsaker Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at MIT & Smead Aerospace Byram Distinguished Visiting Professor Friday, Oct. 1 | 12:00 P.M. | Hybrid: AERO 114 and Zoom (Register Now) Abstract: Computation plays a critical role in aerospace systems from design through manufacturing to operation. In this...

John Evans

Seminar: Data-Driven Turbulence Modeling and Simulation - Oct. 4

Sept. 30, 2021

John Evans Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Monday, Oct. 4 | 12:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: Turbulent fluid flows are characterized by a wide spectrum of spatial and temporal scales. Unfortunately, the cost of resolving these scales with Direct Numerical Simulation (DNS) grows quickly with Reynolds number, so engineers will...

Xinlin Li

Xinlin Li elected a 2021 AGU Fellow

Sept. 30, 2021

Xinlin Li, a researcher at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and a professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences (AES) at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been elected a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union (AGU). He is one of 59 individuals worldwide selected in...

The GPS IIIF mockup.

Lockheed Martin satellite mockup dedicated in Aerospace Building

Sept. 28, 2021

A special 1/3 scale GPS IIIF satellite mockup built by Lockheed Martin has been dedicated in the University of Colorado Boulder Aerospace Building. CU Boulder and Lockheed Martin officials held a ceremony Friday, Sept. 24 to mark the installation of the satellite, which is...

CU Hyperloop team members stand around their boring machine at a test site in Las Vegas.

Students break new ground in Hyperloop challenge

Sept. 27, 2021

Imagine living in a city in the distant (or maybe not-so-distant) future: You need to make an appointment across town, so you step into a pod in an underground tunnel. From there, you’re whizzed at breakneck speeds through a series of twisting and turning tubes that stretch below the city...

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Seminar: Science, Engineering, and Education with Cubesats for Space Science - Sept. 27

Sept. 23, 2021

Robert Marshall Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Monday, Sept. 27 | 12:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: CubeSats are small, low-cost satellites that can be built and deployed in a few years or less. They can be used to demonstrate new satellite technologies, to test new capabilities, or to provide hands-on...

Francisco López Jiménez

Seminar: High Strain Composites for Deployable Structures - Sept. 22

Sept. 21, 2021

Francisco López Jiménez Assistant Professor, Smead Aerospace Wednesday, Sept. 22 | 12:00 P.M. | Zoom Webinar Abstract: Deployable space structures are compacted and stowed during launch, and unfurled to their full dimensions once in space, enabling the large systems necessary to advance space science and technology. They often rely on...

A laser heats up ultra-thin bars of silicon.

Cool it: Nano-scale discovery could help prevent overheating in electronics

Sept. 21, 2021

A team of physicists at CU Boulder has solved the mystery behind a perplexing phenomenon in the nano realm: why some ultra-small heat sources cool down faster if you pack them closer together. The findings, which will publish this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...