Four young girls use the PhET simulations in Indonesia.

PhET Interactive Simulations recognized for innovation in STEM education

June 27, 2017

CU Boulder’s PhET Interactive Simulations is one of 15 finalists for the prestigious WISE Award, which recognizes innovative educational projects that address challenges and bring transformative societal change.

Murnane

Striving to help women feel they belong in physics

April 25, 2017

By creating a sense of belonging for women in physics, the University of Colorado Boulder is helping female students succeed, experts in the field say.

Thorne

Warped factors

April 13, 2017

Kip Thorne, pioneer in gravitational waves, creative force behind ‘Interstellar,’ to give 51st Gamow lecture at CU Boulder April 27.

Al Bartlett

Physics prof’s home, like the man himself, is now an icon

Dec. 6, 2016

Albert A. Bartlett, the iconic physics professor, helped preserve the city he called home, and now the city has moved to preserve his home. In November, the Boulder City Council designated the longtime home of the University of Colorado Boulder professor as an historic landmark. The city’s move reflects the impact Bartlett had on both the university and Boulder.

Hough

Scientist develops new way to look at a cellular shapeshifter

Oct. 27, 2016

Loren Hough has won a New Investigator Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award from the National Institutes of Health to further vital research in the field of biophysics, specifically the behavior of tubulin, a protein involved in many life processes.

$24 million NSF grant to establish imaging science center

$24 million NSF grant to establish imaging science center

Sept. 26, 2016

CU Boulder will expand its role as a national leader in imaging, materials, nano, bio and energy sciences as part of a collaborative partnership awarded $24 million by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to launch a new center.

Jade Cooley

Alumna studies climate change in groundbreaking Antarctic research

Sept. 11, 2016

CU Boulder alumna Jade Cooley begins her science talks to students throughout Washington by saying, “My name is Jade, and I once set off explosives in Antarctica for science. Now I’m going to tell you about glaciology.” Cooley, a physics graduate, spent six weeks conducting research and camping on Antarctica’s Ross Ice Shelf last November.

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...

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