Jennifer Doudna headshot

Former CU Postdoc Wins 2020 Nobel Prize

March 18, 2021

Jennifer Doudna smashes the glass ceiling with her historic recognition in chemistry. Doudna, a former CU Boulder postdoc, won the prize for co-development of the genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 with French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier — the first time a science Nobel had been won by two women together.

David Wineland, Nobel Prize Winner

Infographic: CU and the Nobel Prize

CU Boulder boasts five Nobel laureates, four in physics and one in chemistry. Here's more on CU's scientist-celebrities.

Nobel Prize

Not All That Glitters Is (Merely) Gold

Oct. 19, 2018

Sometimes it's also a Nobel Prize medal

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Now – Nobel Road

Dec. 1, 2016

Four of CU Boulder’s five Nobel Prize winners stroll the campus together.

David Wineland headshot

CU Wins Fourth Nobel Prize

Dec. 1, 2012

Telling time as we know it could change dramatically, thanks to CU-Boulder lecturer David Wineland who won the Nobel Prize in physics in October.

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Building a Nobel Reputation

June 1, 2012

The factory for Nobel Prize winners on campus grew by 56,000 square feet in spring.


Get your John Travoltage on

March 1, 2011

Computer-simulated lessons by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman.