Loop Currents

Physicists probe ‘astonishing’ morphing properties of honeycomb-like material

Oct. 20, 2022

A newly discovered material structured like a honeycomb can transform from an electrical insulator, like rubber, into an electrical conductor, like metal, in a matter of seconds. Now, researchers at CU Boulder think they can explain why.

Physicist Jun Ye gives U.S. Rep. Joe Neguse a tour of his lab at JILA on the CU Boulder campus.

Colorado’s quantum revolution

June 30, 2022

For decades, scientists and engineers from Colorado have explored a universe of tiny things in greater and greater detail. Now, their findings are transforming the state into a new Silicon Valley—this time, a Quantum Valley.

Structure of γ-graphyne layers

Long-hypothesized ‘next generation wonder material’ created for first time

May 19, 2022

CU Boulder scientists have successfully synthesized graphyne, which has been theorized for decades but never successfully produced.

Old Main

Seventeen students are named 2022 Van Ek Scholars

April 28, 2022

The award, considered one of the College of Arts and Sciences' highest honors, is given to students for academic achievement and service

joint polar satellite system

Physicist, entrepreneur, space pioneer R.C. Mercure dies at 90

March 24, 2022

CU Boulder alumnus was instrumental in launching what became Ball Aerospace and other successful ventures.

an abstract graphic female scientist

Surprised by depth of bias, physicist works to bring more women to science

March 16, 2022

Women’s history snapshot: Patricia Rankin initially assumed when told that she didn’t ‘look like a physicist,’ they were complimenting her on being well dressed.

Dor Abrahamson of the University of California at Berkeley demonstrates the use of the Quad, a device he and colleagues at CU Boulder and elsewhere created to help the blind or visually impaired learn geometry.

Researcher recognized for work to help visually impaired people learn geometry

March 11, 2022

Brett Fiedler and colleagues win 2022 Dr. Arthur I. Karshmer Award for Assistive Technology Research.

Fireflies swarming in the woods.

Computer scientist, physicist wins Cottrell Scholar Award

March 1, 2022

CU Boulder’s Orit Peleg will use the support to launch a novel, interdisciplinary probe of the physics of firefly communications.

Illustration of quantum mechanics

Two physicists win prestigious NSF CAREER Awards

Feb. 7, 2022

CU Boulder’s Bethany Wilcox and Andrew Lucas will use support to improve physics education, expand our knowledge of fluids

Cold Molecular Collisions

Physics professor wins CU President’s Teaching Scholars Award

Feb. 3, 2022

Heather Lewandowski recognized for her work researching how college students learn physics