CU Boulder Physics Tops U.S. News & World Report 2016

March 16, 2015

Once again, the University of Colorado Department of Physics earned top rankings from the U.S. News & World Report . The rankings were announced in early March 2015. CU Boulder's Department of Physics was declared the top school in the nation for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics for a second...

Ye Lab Builds Record-Breaking Atomic Clock

Feb. 3, 2014

A JILA team—led by Physics Professor and JILA Fellow Jun Ye—has created the highest standard in timekeeping. The experimental atomic clock (pictured left) has set new standards for both precision and stability. According to the University press release, "Described in a new paper in Nature*, the JILA strontium lattice clock...

University of Colorado Boulder Department of Physics Ranked Number 1 by U.S. News

March 14, 2013

The University of Colorado Department of Physics has been ranked as the number one school in the nation for atomic, molecular and optical physics, according to U.S. News and World Report's graduate school report . This ties CU Boulder's AMO program with that of MIT for the best graduate school...

Atomic physics ties with MIT for No. 1 in rankings

March 22, 2011

Graduate programs across the University of Colorado system continue to earn national prominence based on the latest annual rankings from U.S. News & World Report . < Read more from the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine >

Quantum quirk: JILA scientists pack atoms together to prevent collisions in atomic clock

Feb. 18, 2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer together. The surprising discovery, described in the Feb. 3 issue of Science Express, can boost the performance of experimental atomic clocks made of thousands or tens...