Oliver DeWolfe Receives 2012 BFA Excellence in Teaching Award

May 31, 2012

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Oliver DeWolfe, who won the 2012 Boulder Faculty Assembly's Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was presented during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 18 th . "I am honored to receive this award from the BFA," DeWolfe said, "especially knowing that it was based on the...

Paul Beale Featured on Stan Lee's Superhumans

May 25, 2012

Physics Department Chair, Professor Paul Beale was recently featured as an expert guest on an episode of Stan Lee's Superhumans. The episode aired on The History Channel earlier this season. Beale was asked to observe and comment on the feats of Darren Taylor, a.k.a. Professor Splash, who attempted to dive...

John Wahr Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2012

Congratulations to Professor John M. Wahr, who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences! The announcement was delivered on Tuesday, May 2, 2012. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by my peers,” Wahr said. John Wahr is a Professor of Physics, Fellow of CIRES, a College of...

Noah Finkelstein Named Presidential Teaching Scholar

Feb. 27, 2012

The Presidential Teaching Scholars Program announced today that Associate Professor Noah Finkelstein has been selected as a Presidential Teaching Scholar. Noah joins the 52 active Presidential Teaching Scholars on the four CU campuses who have been honored for, "effective and exemplary teaching, creative work, scholarship, and research." Presidential Teaching Scholars...

The William and Dorothy O'Sullivan Graduate Award in Physics

Feb. 15, 2012

Overview We are proud to announce the second year of the O'Sullivan Family Graduate Fellowship Award, funded by William and Dorothy O'Sullivan. Their gifts the last two years, and their commitments for the future, will provide critical fellowship support for the department's best and brightest incoming graduate students. The O'Sullivan...

Paul Romatschke Wins Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship

Feb. 14, 2012

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Paul Romatschke for winning a 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Fellowship. The award was announced on Wednesday, February 15 th . "I feel honored to receive this prestigious award for my research in relativistic fluid dynamics and its application to high energy nuclear physics," Romatschke said. According...

Margaret Murnane Appointed Chair of the National Medal of Science Committee

Dec. 22, 2011

Physics Professor and JILA Fellow Margaret Murnane was recently selected by President Obama to chair the National Medal of Science Committee. The appointment was approved on Wedenesday, December 21st. In a news release, President Obama said, "These fine public servants bring both a depth of experience and tremendous dedication to...

Margaret Murnane Awarded RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal

Oct. 27, 2011

Congratulations to Professor Margaret Murnane, who has been awarded the prestigious RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence. Murnane earned the award, "for her pioneering work which has transformed the field of ultrafast laser and x-ray science." Inaugurated in 1899, the Boyle Medal, Ireland's premier science award, continues to...

CU PhET Program Wins Microsoft Education Award

Oct. 24, 2011

Congratulations to the CU PhET program for being selected as the winner of the $50,000 Microsoft Education Award at the 2011 Tech Awards banquet in San Jose, California. The Tech Awards: Technology Benefiting Humanity, awarded five $50,000 prizes to international pacesetters. Kathy Perkins, Director of PhET Interactive Simulations in the...

Physics Education Initiatives featured in Boulder Daily Camera

Oct. 12, 2011

A recent article from the Boulder Daily Camera highlights CU's Integrating STEM Education Initiative for its success in producing qualified math and science teachers. CU-Physics Professor Noah Finklestein collaborates with the Integrating STEM Education Initiative, resulting in a very high graduation rate of qualified physics teachers. < read more >