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CU Boulder astrophysicists gain top honors from peers

Feb. 27, 2020

Jack Burns and Fran Bagenal have been recognized among the inaugural class of fellows of the American Astronomical Society, the organization announced this week.

Photograph of Nick Schneider

Planetary scientist honored for his cosmic perspective

July 23, 2019

A CU Boulder planetary scientist is this year’s recipient of the Richard H. Emmons award for ‘extraordinary teaching’

Claire Lamman

Doubts (mostly) behind her, astronomy fan heads to Harvard 

May 8, 2019

Claire Lamman, the college’s spring 2019 outstanding graduate, turned out to be much better at science than she’d thought possible

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CU leads pack with 5 Brooke Owens fellows

Feb. 5, 2019

A record setting number of CU Boulder students have earned Brooke Owens Fellowships to exceptional undergraduate women seeking careers in aviation or space exploration.

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Scientists, educators honored for excellence in science education

Oct. 22, 2018

In both the classroom and the lab, the University of Colorado Boulder is a great place to learn physics and other natural sciences, according to the American Physical Society.

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College names three new professors of distinction

Aug. 1, 2018

In recognition of their exceptional service, teaching and research, three members of the University of Colorado Boulder faculty have been named 2018 Professors of Distinction by the College of Arts and Sciences.

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Researchers find last of universe's missing ordinary matter

June 22, 2018

Scientists have found what may be the universe’s lost sock at the back of the dryer—answering a long-running mystery that astrophysicists have dubbed the “missing baryon problem.”

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Collective gravity, not Planet Nine, may explain the orbits of 'detached objects'

June 4, 2018

Bumper car-like interactions at the edges of our solar system—and not a mysterious ninth planet—may explain the the dynamics of strange bodies called “detached objects,” according to a new study.

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Planet-hunting satellite launches to search for alien worlds

April 20, 2018

At 6:51 p.m. on April 18, a rocket carrying NASA’s latest space satellite, called the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS), blasted off from Cape Canaveral. CU Boulder Assistant Professor Zach Berta-Thompson was there. He called the experience “terrifying but incredible.”

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Black hole and stellar winds form giant butterfly and shut down star formation in galaxy

April 18, 2018

Researchers at CU Boulder have completed an unprecedented “dissection” of twin galaxies in the final stages of merging.

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