NASA Selects CU Boulder's SUrface Dust Analyzer Instrument for Europa Mission

May 28, 2015

Congratulations to Physics Professors and Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics fellow Sascha Kempf, whose proposal for a SUrface Dust Analyzer (SUDA) instrument was selected by NASA to join the upcoming landmark mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa. NASA announced their selection on Tuesday, May 26th. According to NASA, the Europa...

Margaret Murnane Elected to American Philosophical Society

May 28, 2015

Congratulations to Physics Professor and JILA fellow Margaret Murnane, who has recently been elected to the prestigious American Philosophical Society (APS). Murnane is the fourth CU-Boulder faculty member to be elected to APS. There were 34 people worldwide elected in 2015 to the society, which was founded in 1743 in...

Engineering Physics Student Wins 2015 Goldwater Scholarship

April 16, 2015

Congratulations to Engineering Physics student Andrew Nelson, who has been awarded a prestigious Goldwater Scholarship. The announcement was made on Wednesday, April 15th. Nelson is the third CU-Physics student to win a Goldwater Scholarship in two years. The scholarship is worth up to $7,500 and recognizes sophomores and juniors who...

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...

Faculty, students revved up about Large Hadron Collider restart

April 6, 2015

University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are primed to get back in action following the Easter restart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful atom smasher located near Geneva, Switzerland, after a two-year hiatus. Following intensive upgrades and repairs, proton beams from the LHC once again...

In Memoriam - David Lind

March 19, 2015

Professor Emeritus David A. Lind passed away Friday March 6, 2015 at the age of 96. David earned a B.S. in Physics from the University of Washington in 1940, and a Ph.D. in Physics from CalTech in 1948. He joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin as an assistant...

CU Boulder Physics Tops U.S. News & World Report 2016

March 16, 2015

Once again, the University of Colorado Department of Physics earned top rankings from the U.S. News & World Report . The rankings were announced in early March 2015. CU Boulder's Department of Physics was declared the top school in the nation for Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics for a second...

Noah Finkelstein Named CU’s First Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador

March 10, 2015

Congratulations to Professor Noah Finkelstein, who was named CU's first ever Timmerhaus Teaching Ambassador. The announcement was mad on March 4, 2015. This new outreach program is designed to tap educators to promote discussion of teaching and learning in schools and communities across the state. After a lengthy selection process,...

NASA-MMS Project Launched Thursday, March 12

March 10, 2015

Congratulations to the NASA MMS Team, led by CU Physics Professor Marty Goldman who launched the NASA Magnetosphere Multiscale Mission (MMS). The Mission launched from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas V rocket on Thursday, March 12. The MMS Mission will study explosive events in two regions of Earth’s magnetosphere. One...

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