Distinguished Professor Steven Maier discovered a brain mechanism that not only produces resilience to trauma but aids in coping with future adversity.

Pioneering prof wins prestigious Grawemeyer Award

Dec. 2, 2015

University of Colorado Boulder scientist Steven Maier, who discovered a brain mechanism that not only produces resilience to trauma but aids in coping with future adversity, has won the 2016 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology.

Amy Palmer

Biomedical researcher lands $3.7 million NIH grant

Oct. 9, 2014

University of Colorado Boulder Associate Professor Amy Palmer was awarded a coveted Director’s Pioneer Award from the National Institutes of Health to study how metals, including zinc, affect the health of humans.

CU-led team receives $9.2 million DOE grant to engineer E. coli into biofuels

Dec. 4, 2012

A team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has been awarded $9.2 million over five years from the U.S. Department of Energy to research modifying E. coli to produce biofuels such as gasoline. “This is a fantastic opportunity to take what we have worked on for the past decade...

NIST physicist David Wineland adjusts an ultraviolet laser beam used to manipulate ions in a high-vacuum apparatus containing an “ion trap.” These devices have been used to demonstrate the basic operations required for a quantum computer. Such computers, by relying on quantum mechanics rather than transistors to perform calculations or store information, could someday solve problems in seconds that would take months on today’s best supercomputers. Photo by Geoffrey Wheeler/NIST.

NIST physicist, CU-Boulder lecturer wins Nobel

Oct. 9, 2012

David J. Wineland, a lecturer in the University of Colorado Boulder physics department, has won the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics. Wineland is a physicist with the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Boulder and internationally recognized for developing the technique of using lasers to cool ions to near...

John Wahr

Physicist elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 1, 2012

University of Colorado Boulder Professor John Wahr of the physics department has been elected a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a top honor recognizing scientists and engineers for their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Wahr, who also is a fellow of the Cooperative Institute for Research...

Performers on stage

Albania comes to Boulder via Arvada

March 1, 2012

On May 28, a small crew will pack up the country of Illyria – better known as Albania — load it onto trucks, and haul it north, from Arvada to Boulder. Not the actual nation, it’s true, however, the caravan will transport the elaborate sets created to portray the world of Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night.”

Margaret Tolbert

CU chemist wins top honor

Dec. 1, 2008

University of Colorado at Boulder chemistry and biochemistry Professor Margaret Tolbert has been awarded the American Chemical Society’s Creative Advances in Environmental Sciences and Technology Award for her groundbreaking research in atmospheric chemistry. Tolbert, also a fellow at the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, has published a number...

Three chemists win top NSF prize

Dec. 1, 2008

Chair is ecstatic but not surprised University of Colorado at Boulder chemistry and biochemistry department chair David Walba said having a single assistant professor win a National Science Foundation CAREER Award would be phenomenal. So it’s not surprising that he is ecstatic over the news that three of the department’s...