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...

Quantum computing

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

Patricia Rankin

What will it take to close the gender gap in physics? Patricia Rankin is working to find out

April 23, 2020

Rankin is telling a different story today. She’s dedicating the rest of her career to showing that she does look like a physicist—and so do countless young women, and especially women of color, who are just getting started in the field.

Interior of the Super-Kamiokande observatory, which detects neutrinos in the T2K Experiment.

Why didn’t the universe annihilate itself? Neutrinos may hold the answer

April 15, 2020

Two physicists are on the hunt for neutrinos, among the most elusive subatomic particles known to science and the possible key to some of the universe’s biggest mysteries

Herb Bowman

Physics alum had luck to spare—and family hopes to share

March 12, 2020

Herbert E. Bowman scholarship designed for CU Boulder physics undergrads

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Parading crystals could usher in new generation of electronics

March 11, 2020

Researchers at CU Boulder found that when electricity is applied to ‘torons,’ they celebrate like they’re at carnival