Judah Levine Featured on Youtube: Just Call Him 'The Timelord'

March 1, 2016

Dr. Judah Levine at NIST has one of the most important jobs in modern society - keeping the most accurate measurement of time possible! Check out this great youtube video by Great Big Story about his work!

Nano-Optics Group Creates Record-Breaking Ultrafast Optical Microscope

Feb. 22, 2016

Congratulations to the Nano-Optics Group, led by Professor Markus Raschke, who has announced a record-breaking new optical microscope that can capture images at both the ultrafast and the nano-scale. The paper describing the discovery appeared in the February 8 edition of Nature Nanotechnology, and is available online . The Nano-Optics...

CU-Physics Learning Assistant Program Profiled by National Public Radio

Feb. 4, 2016

CU-Physics faculty members and students are highlighted in this article about the CU Learning Assistant program posted on the NPR web site. The article explains how we use Learning Assistants to improve student learning in our courses, and to encourage students to pursue careers in STEM teaching, focusing on Steve...

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."

Max Ruth Named Inaugural Gamow Scholar

Dec. 30, 2015

Congratulations to Max Ruth, who was selected as the inaugural Igor and Elfriede Gamow scholar. Max is an honors student in physics, and is conducting optics research with Associate Professor Thomas Schibli. The Gamows’ gift supports undergraduate students majoring in physics, engineering physics, or astrophysics. Rustem Igor Gamow is the...

In Memoriam - John Wahr

Nov. 12, 2015

Professor John M. Wahr passed away on November 11, 2015 at the age of 64. Professor Wahr was the first geophysicist to join the Department of Physics at CU-Boulder. He joined the department as an Assistant Professor in 1983, built the Geophysics Group within the Department, and had a highly...

CU Physics team shares in 2016 Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics

Nov. 9, 2015

The 2016 Breakthrough Prize for Fundamental Physics was awarded November 8, 2015 for the discovery and study of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond the standard model of high energy particle physics. The $3M Prize is shared among the all of the scientific collaborators including CU-Physics Professors Eric D...

CU-Boulder key partner in national STEM center initiative

Nov. 9, 2015

To Physics Professor Noah Finkelstein, it's more of a movement. And it's one that will go a long way to address the well-documented shortage of professionals in certain science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The University of Colorado Boulder and University of Massachusetts Amherst are lead public campuses partnering...

CU-Boulder key partner in national STEM center initiative

Nov. 9, 2015

To Physics Professor Noah Finkelstein, it's more of a movement. And it's one that will go a long way to address the well-documented shortage of professionals in certain science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields. The University of Colorado Boulder and University of Massachusetts Amherst are lead public campuses partnering...

CU Physicists help reveal secrets of the "perfect fluid" formed in Big Bang

July 17, 2015

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has succeeded in creating distinct droplets of the quark-gluon plasma, the material that made up the Universe during the very first moments of the Big Bang. "These experiments are revealing the key elements required for...

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