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

A young study participant tries to get some sleep. New research shows that even dim light exposure in the hour before bedtime can disrupt slumber in young children.

Even minor exposure to light before bedtime may disrupt a preschooler’s sleep

Feb. 4, 2022

A new study shows when preschoolers are exposed to even dim light in the hour before bedtime it can significantly lower levels of the sleep-promoting hormone melatonin, potentially disrupting sleep. The research serves as a reminder to parents to turn off electronics and dim the lights to promote healthy sleep in children.

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

Still from the new 'West Side Story'

Viva! West Side Story, CU Boulder cinephile says

Jan. 31, 2022

Ernesto Acevedo-Muñoz, cinema studies chair—and man who’s ‘morally opposed’ to remakes—gives thumbs-up to Spielberg’s version.

An artist rendition of a superflare

CU Boulder scientists bring stellar flares into clearer focus

Jan. 27, 2022

In work that has implications for the search for life elsewhere in the galaxy, scientists analyze data from 440 stellar flares and find them to be not just common and powerful, but also more complex than previously thought

Home remains after the Marshall Fire

What the Marshall Fire can teach us about future climate catastrophes

Jan. 25, 2022

CU Boulder researchers from across campus have pivoted to study the aftermath of the Marshall Fire, hoping to learn from a tragedy in their own backyard and help prepare the country for the next


Mathematician’s dissertation wins top prize in logic

Jan. 24, 2022

Marcos Mazari-Armida, a postdoctoral researcher at CU Boulder, wins 2021 Sacks Prize from the Association of Symbolic Logic

Coronavirus Whitehouse Debriefing

When it comes to managing COVID, people place party over policy

Jan. 20, 2022

A global study of 13,000 individuals found people around the world base their opinions of COVID-19 policies on who supports them, not what's in them

Female rabbi reading a text with two male colleagues standing on either side

Women lead religious groups in many ways—besides the growing number who have been ordained

Jan. 19, 2022

A scholar of gender and US religious history explains how women are trying to make religious communities more inclusive. Women’s ordination is only one piece of this ongoing work.

Peek doing research after Hurricane Matthew

If you really listen, survivors and emergency responders will tell you what they need

Jan. 14, 2022

Survivors of events like the recent Marshall Fire may face what sociologist Lori Peek called "the long tail of disaster-related trauma"