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...

CU Boulder campus seen from the air

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...

Vanessa Aponte

Aponte earns CU Boulder alumni honor

Sept. 20, 2021

Vanessa Aponte’s career is out of this world — quite literally. A systems engineer focused on human spaceflight and landing systems, she has spent the past two decades pursuing humanity’s final frontier. Originally from Puerto Rico, Aponte first came to CU in 1996 as part of the Summer Multicultural Access...

Iain Boyd

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...

Scott Palo

New $25 million research center to study the radio frequency spectrum

Sept. 15, 2021

Researchers at CU Boulder will take part in a $25 million effort to study a natural resource that’s becoming increasingly in demand: the radio frequency spectrum. The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) today announced the new initiative, called SpectrumX . It will be led by the University of Notre Dame...