Scott Diddams in his lab with students

Diddams receives prestigious Mees Medal for ground-breaking optics research that transcends boundaries

March 1, 2023

Professor Scott Diddams has been selected for the 2023 C.E.K. Mees Medal from Optica (formerly OSA) for his pioneering innovations leading to the wide-ranging application of optical frequency combs to ultrafast lasers, optical clocks, spectroscopy, microwave synthesis, and astronomy.

Worms in a dish swimming around

New 'gym-on-a-chip' for worms may lead to new Parkinson’s treatments

Feb. 28, 2023

A team of biologists and engineers at CU Boulder recently led an exercise class for tiny worms—and their findings could one day help doctors treat humans with Parkinson’s disease and similar illnesses.

Students talking at the expo

Engineering Projects Expo 2023

Feb. 24, 2023

Everything CU Boulder engineering students learn culminates in capstone design projects, presented at the annual Engineering Projects Expo. This year's event will feature projects from mechanical engineering; computer science; electrical, computer and energy engineering; biomedical engineering, and creative technology & design.


2023 Colorado WASH Symposium

Feb. 24, 2023

The intent of the Colorado WASH Symposium is to provide a platform for sharing and expanding collective knowledge in the field of water, sanitation, and hygiene in both domestic and international contexts. The symposium brings together leaders and WASH practitioners in social enterprises, the private sector, NGOs, academia, and development agencies.

A researcher working in the lab

Tend to get sick when the air is dry? New research helps explain why

Feb. 23, 2023

Recent research from CU Boulder may have finally revealed why humans tend to get sick from airborne viral diseases more often in drier environments.

Robyn Macdonald

Video: Computational Modeling of Hypersonic Flows

Feb. 22, 2023

Robyn Macdonald is an assistant professor in the Ann and H.J. Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department at CU Boulder. Her research interests include hypersonic flows, computation of chemically reacting flows, chemical kinetics, and radiation modeling.

Hisham Ali

Building a one-of-a-kind plasma wind tunnel to advance hypersonics at CU Boulder

Feb. 21, 2023

Hisham Ali is pushing the limits of plasma physics and hypersonics in his lab on campus to advance a nationally important area of science and engineering. Ali studies magnetohydrodynamics – a critical area for hypersonic vehicles...

A robot

Five burning questions about ChatGPT, answered by humans

Feb. 20, 2023

CU Boulder Today spoke with Fiesler and three more technology experts on campus: Daniel Acuña, associate professor in the Department of Computer Science; Peter Foltz, research professor in the Institute of Cognitive Science; and Kai Larsen, associate professor in the Leeds School of Business. They touched on what the future holds for ChatGPT and what it might mean for people.

Orit Peleg

Talking with the fireflies: Orit Peleg receives CAREER Award

Feb. 20, 2023

Assistant Professor of computer science Orit Peleg has just received $900,000 over the next five years to learn how fireflies in a swarm synchronize their lighting displays. The funding was provided by a National Science Foundation CAREER award, a highly prestigious early-career grant for junior faculty members.

Majid Zamani

Video: Working Toward Safer Autonomous Systems

Feb. 20, 2023

Majid Zamani is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Colorado Boulder and leads the Hybrid Control Systems Lab.