CU Boulder team to track methane leaks using lasers

Jan. 27, 2017

Principal investigator Greg Rieker, center, in blue, discusses discusses the project with team members while atop their mobile laboratory in rural Colorado. A team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has secured a $1.3 million grant from the Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy to take...

Alan Townsend

Townsend returns to CU Boulder, joins Research & Innovation Office

Jan. 25, 2017

Alan Townsend returns to the University of Colorado Boulder as the associate vice chancellor for research and professor of environmental studies after serving as dean of Duke University’s Nicholas School of the Environment and professor of ecosystem ecology. Townsend will report to Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation Terri Fiez...


New CU Boulder-Ball Aerospace agreement to support research collaborations, talent pipeline

Jan. 17, 2017

Boulder and Ball Aerospace sign master research agreement Bolstering its 60-year collaboration with Ball Aerospace, the University of Colorado Boulder today announced a new Master University Research Agreement between the two organizations. The agreement will facilitate and streamline opportunities for students and faculty to work with Ball to carry out...


Engineering professor earns prestigious presidential honor

Jan. 17, 2017

Franck Vernerey (Photo: Casey A. Cass / University of Colorado Boulder) University of Colorado Boulder associate professor Franck Vernerey has been awarded the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest U.S. government honor awarded to promising scientists and researchers beginning their careers. In a statement, President Barack...

Jens Schmidt

Researcher receives prize for work on telomerase, a key driver of cancer

Jan. 12, 2017

Jens Schmidt, of the BioFrontiers Institute, is the first Coloradan to receive the Damon Runyon-Dale Frey Breakthrough Award for cancer research. If an anti-aging regimen that involves telomeres—part of the human chromosome—sounds too good to be true, it probably is, says Jens Schmidt, a postdoctoral fellow in the Cech Lab...


CIRES: Anne Perring Receives Presidential Honor

Jan. 10, 2017

President Obama has named CIRES Anne Perring, an atmospheric scientist who works at NOAA in Boulder, as one of 102 young scientists and engineers to receive the prestigious Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. The award is the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. government on early career...

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CU invention serves as muscular 'gas gauge' for Buffs in training

Dec. 28, 2016

Whether it’s a wide-receiver hauling in a pass, a runner sprinting the 1,500-meter, or a power forward taking the ball to the hole, athletes share one fundamental need as they strive for peak performance: They must have enough carbohydrates, a.k.a. sugar or “glycogen,” stored in their muscles to power them...


Top 16 in 2016

Dec. 15, 2016

In 2016, we again celebrated a campus community that brings innovation and positive impacts to Colorado and the nation. We marked new discoveries, faculty achievements, Olympic medalists and a resurgent football program while welcoming high-profile visitors to campus and sending satellites throughout our solar system. Enjoy this recap of an...


Daily Mail: Revealed: 'Natural thermostat' that cools the air in Earth's atmosphere during violent solar storms

Dec. 14, 2016

Researchers have pinpointed the 'natural thermostat' that cools the air in Earth's upper atmosphere after violent solar storms. This activity includes solar flares and coronal mass ejections or CMEs (illustrated) - which release electrically charged plasma from the sun Researchers have pinpointed the 'natural thermostat' that cools the air in...


9 News: CU space mission to study upper atmosphere

Dec. 14, 2016

The GOLD Mission Principal Investigator. (Photo: Courtesy: CU/LASP) KUSA - Inside CU's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, there's GOLD. The GOLD instrument to be precise. "I've dreamed about it for decades and I know a lot of other people have," said Richard Eastes, the GOLD Mission Principal Investigator. GOLD...