Published: July 19, 2022

We join the Boulder Faculty Assembly and University of Colorado Faculty Council, the American Physical Society, CERN, ASEEES, the American Geophysical Union, and many other organizations in condemning Russia’s continuing war on Ukraine and attack on Ukrainian sovereignty. We are horrified by the unconscionable assaults on civilians and the escalating refugee crisis. We encourage the members of the Physics community at CU to unite in support of Russian and Ukrainian scholars and students who are negatively affected by the war, including the suppression of free speech and censorship.

How does the Ukraine invasion affect research in the natural sciences? Check out the Nature Magazine article, “Seven ways the war in Ukraine is changing global science”.

Specific resources for how you can take action include: 

  • The US Department of Energy encourages principal investigators under the Office of Science to request supplemental funding to host or collaborate with students or scientists who have been impacted by the war in the Ukraine. 
  • Optica, the Optical Society of America, has provided information and a list of resources detailing how you can help.