Professor Steven Pollock Named U.S. Professor of the Year

Nov. 14, 2013

Congratulations to Professor Steven Pollock, who was named a 2013 U.S. Professor of the Year by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education. The announcement was made during a ceremony in Washington D.C. on Thursday, November 14th. The awards recognize...

Portrait Al Bartlett in DUAN G1B30 Lecture Hall

In Memoriam - Albert A. Bartlett

Sept. 30, 2013

Updated 10/11/13: A memorial service will be held on Saturday, November 2nd at 3:00 p.m. on the club level of Folsom Stadium on the CU Boulder campus to celebrate the life of Professor Albert A. Bartlett, who passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at the age of 90. Professor Bartlett had a profound impact on the Department of Physics, the University of Colorado, the City of Boulder, and has had a transformative influence on science education and public policy. Al Bartlett joined the faculty of the University of Colorado Department of Physics in September 1950 as an assistant professor, and served on the faculty until his retirement in 1988. He has been a Professor Emeritus since that time. Before his scientific career, Al worked as a dishwasher and night cook on iron ore freighters in the Great Lakes. He did his undergraduate studies at Otterbein College and Colgate University, earning a B.A. in Physics summa cum laude from Colgate in 1944.

Ana Maria Rey Wins MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, Maria Goeppert Mayer Award

Sept. 25, 2013

Congratulations to Ana Maria Rey for earning a 2013 MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, as well as the 2014 Maria Goeppert Mayer Award. Ana Maria is a Research Assistant Professor in Physics and a Fellow of JILA. She was selected by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation due to her...

Carl Wieman Returns to CU as PhET Senior Advisor

Aug. 26, 2013

The University of Colorado Boulder is delighted to announce that Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman is returning to CU this fall to serve in a part-time appointment as the Senior Advisor to the PhET Interactive Simulations Project, which he founded in 2002. He will also join the faculty at Stanford University,...

In Memoriam - Jack Kraushaar

Aug. 15, 2013

Jack J. Kraushaar was one of a handful of talented young physicists who moved to Boulder in the late 1950’s, and built a world-class cyclotron at the edge of the prairie. Jack earned a BS degree in Physics in 1944 from Lafayette College. He served in the Navy as a...

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...

David Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

Oct. 9, 2012

Congratulations to NIST Researcher and Department of Physics Lecturer David Wineland who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics. The award was announced Tuesday morning, October 9. Wineland shares this year's award with French physicist Serge Haroche. According to the Nobel Web site, they received the award, "for ground-breaking experimental...

International Collaboration Discovers Theoretical Boson at CERN

July 6, 2012

An international research team involving the University of Colorado Boulder announced Wednesday morning, July 4th that it has found the first direct evidence for a new particle that likely is the long sought-after Higgs boson, believed to endow the universe with mass. The CU-Boulder high-energy physics team, which includes 15...

CU-Boulder’s IQ Biology Program wins NSF IGERT Grant

June 12, 2012

Congratulations to the BioFrontiers Institute's Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Program for earning a $3 Million IGERT Grant from the National Science Foundation. The award was announced on Thursday, June 7th. According to their website, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) is the National Science Foundation's flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating...

Ana Maria Rey Named Woman Physicist of the Month by APS

June 11, 2012

CU Boulder Department of Physics and JILA Professor Ana Maria Rey has been named a Woman Physicist of the Month by the American Physical Society. The award is designed to highlight woman physicists and their outstanding contributions to the discipline. Dr. Rey joined the faculty in 2008. Her research focuses...