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Creating quantum pioneers

Dec. 10, 2020

CU Boulder’s CUbit, ColdQuanta make Bose-Einstein lab available on the cloud.

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CU Boulder physicists honored by National Academy of Inventors

Dec. 8, 2020

Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn, who are also fellows in JILA, recognized for work in cutting-edge lasers.

Preparing the Fields

Two CU Boulder scientists named AAAS fellows

Nov. 24, 2020

Anthropologist J. Terrence McCabe and physicist Konrad Lehnert recognized for advancing science or its applications.

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Nobel laureate Carl Wieman awarded Yidan Prize for Education Research

Sept. 23, 2020

Wieman will use prize and project money to support CU Boulder’s award-winning PhET Interactive Simulations to advance STEM education globally.


New $115 million quantum systems accelerator to pioneer quantum technologies for discovery science

Aug. 27, 2020

The Department of Energy has awarded $115 million over five years to the Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA), a new research center that will include CU Boulder.


Scientists open new window into the nanoworld

July 28, 2020

CU Boulder researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials more than 100 times thinner than a human red blood cell.

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After a century of searching, scientists find new liquid phase

June 18, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder’s Soft Materials Research Center (SMRC) have discovered an elusive phase of matter, first proposed more than 100 years ago and sought after ever since.


Pairing lasers with microwaves makes mind-bogglingly accurate electronic clocks

May 28, 2020

Armed with this level of performance, a new generation of microwave timekeeping opens the door for many scientific and technological advances Time and frequency standards are a key part of technologies we have come to rely on in our daily lives, from GPS navigation and cellphone networks to the electrical...

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Researcher lands grant to broaden quantum systems science

May 28, 2020

Physicist Dan Dessau wins $1.6M Moore Foundation quantum systems award

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Learning how to go remote

May 22, 2020

CU Boulder prof wins grant funded by the CARES Act to study the impact of physics labs going remote