Angel Martinez Portrait

Physics Graduate Angel Martinez Wins Prestigious Glenn H. Brown Prize

Aug. 15, 2016

Congratulations to Dr. Angel Martinez (Fall '14) for earning the prestigious Glenn H. Brown Prize from the International Liquid Crystal Society (ILCS) . The prize was announced during the ILCS conference in early August 2016. The Glenn H. Brown Prize awards doctoral students whose PhD theses, "demonstrate an outstanding contribution...

Science as art: the colorful world of liquid crystals on display at Gemmill Library

Feb. 1, 2016

If you visit CU’s L.H. Gemmill Library of Engineering, Mathematics and Physics this semester, one of the first things you are likely to see is a collection of colorful, eye-catching images of liquid crystals created by researchers in the Soft Materials Research Center , based in the Department of Physics. When the call for art exhibits grounded in science went out from the library last summer, Christine Morrow, the Center's Education and Outreach Director, immediately recognized an exciting opportunity to create an educational exhibit centered around liquid crystal images obtained by Center scientists in the course of their research. The microscopic textures of liquid crystals viewed in polarized light are colorful and visually appealing, and she realized that a set of liquid crystal images would make a striking display that could engage and intrigue library patrons. "The idea of our exhibit is to get people's attention, to make them curious about where these gorgeous images come from, and to show them how scientific researchers think and feel."

CU-Physics Student Project Launched to International Space Station

April 15, 2015

University of Colorado Observation and Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space (OASIS) experiment was launched by NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) on a SpaceX resupply rocket Tuesday afternoon, April 14. The experiment was conceived and built by CU-Physics faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate research students in the CU...

OASIS Project Set To Launch on SpaceX This Afternoon

April 14, 2015

A new experiment by the Liquid Crystal Material Research Center in the Department of Physics is slated to go up to the International Space Station as part of NASA's SpaceX Commercial Resupply Launch this afternoon. The OASIS project will join several ongoing experiments on the space station when it launches...