Physics Professor Minhyea Lee Selected for DOE Early Career Award

May 10, 2011

Congratulations to Physics Professor Minhyea Lee for receiving a Department of Energy Early Career Research Award. The announcement was delivered by the DOE on Friday, May 6. According to the DOE's web site, these five-year awards are designed to bolster the nation's scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers...

Physics Professor Jun Ye Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 10, 2011

Congratulations to Professor Jun Ye for being elected to the National Academy of Sciences. The news was announced by the NAS on Tuesday, May 3, 2011. Professor Ye joins 72 new members and 18 foreign associates. Ye and his scientific colleagues were recognized for their distinguished and ongoing achievements in...

In Memoriam: Professor Dick Mockler — 1925 - 2011

April 21, 2011

University of Colorado Physics Professor Emeritus Richard C. (Dick) Mockler passed away April 6, 2011 in Los Alamos, NM. He is survived by his sons Ted and Fritz. Dick was born in Middleton, Ohio in 1925. He earned his B.S. in chemistry from Northwestern University in 1948, his M.S. in...

Professor Chris Greene Named "College Professor of Distinction"

April 19, 2011

Todd Gleeson, Dean of The University of Colorado College of Arts and Sciences, has named Physics Professor Chis Greene a 2011 College Professor of Distinction. The announcement was delivered on Tuesday, April 19, 2011. According to the Arts and Sciences Web site, "The honorific title College Professor of Distinction is...

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...

Nobel Laureate Physicist John Hall Wins Governor's Research Award

Jan. 10, 2011

John Hall, a University of Colorado Nobel Prize laureate and member of the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, has won a 2010 Governor’s Award for High-Impact Research. Read More in the Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine .

White House Names CU-Boulder Physics Professor Ivan Smalyukh as One of Top Young 100 Scientists in 2010

Dec. 21, 2010

The White House has announced this year's PECASE Award Winners read more

NRC Report Ranks CU Boulder Physics Department Among Top 20 in Nation

Dec. 21, 2010

CU Physics Ranked in Top 10 of Public Universities The University of Colorado at Boulder Department of Physics is delighted to have been recognized with a high ranking in the 2010 National Research Council report on U.S. doctoral programs, which was released Tuesday, September 28th. According to the NRC's affiliate...

CU Physics Professor Mike Dubson Featured in AP Article About New Techniques in Learning

Aug. 11, 2010

CU Physics Professor Mike Dubson was recently highlighted in an Associated Press article that focused on clicker use at CU. Dubson's innovative use of clickers in the classroom prompted discussion about the evolving use of technology in education. Read More