Andrea Ghez and black hole illustration

Nobel Prize winner Andrea Ghez to give 53rd Gamow lecture

Feb. 21, 2024

Astrophysicist who confirmed black hole at galaxy’s center to speak March 5 at CU Boulder.

Frank Oppenheimer doing experiments in physics

Frank Oppenheimer, Robert’s brother, honed physics teaching at CU Boulder

Jan. 25, 2024

In a little known chapter of university history, the Manhattan Project scientist taught for several years in the Department of Physics, and his legacy appears in the fabric of the department.


Paul Phillipson, physics department's first biophysicist, dies at 90

Nov. 30, 2023

Los Alamos Medal

Pursuing purpose through physics

Nov. 3, 2023

Gary Wall, a 1970 CU Boulder physics graduate, won the Los Alamos Medal in recognition of more than 50 years of distinguished work at Los Alamos National Laboratory.


New technique uses near-miss particle physics to peer into quantum world − two physicists explain how they are measuring wobbling tau particles

Oct. 17, 2023

One way physicists seek clues to unravel the mysteries of the universe is by smashing matter together and inspecting the debris. But these types of destructive experiments, while incredibly informative, have limits.

Noah and Valerie

Science-education experts recognized for ground-breaking work

Oct. 13, 2023

CU Boulder professors Noah Finkelstein of physics and Valerie Otero of education have won the 2023 Svend Pedersen Award and Lecture from Stockholm University.


Three CU Boulder profs win Boettcher Foundation awards

June 12, 2023

The awards are part of $1.88 million in 2023 biomedical research grant funding for Colorado researchers.

MacGregor and Connors’s students pointing their radio antennas.

Mapping the Milky Way in a can of olive oil

May 16, 2023

Assistant Professor Meredith MacGregor and NIST Physicist Jake Connors taught their graduate students how to build and use radio horn antennas to locate neutral hydrogen in space.

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Rising star in physics was discouraged from studying physics

May 10, 2023

As a high school student, Morgan Knuesel was counseled to avoid a class in physics, because it was too ‘hard’; this week, she graduates with a degree in physics, summa cum laude, and is the 2023 outstanding graduate of the College of Arts and Sciences.

physics atomic clock

Feds support undergrad, graduate research experiences at CU

April 20, 2023

National Institute of Standards and Technology makes $94.5 million cooperative agreement to continue successful NIST-CU Boulder collaboration.