In Memoriam - Masataka (Seth) Mizushima

June 3, 2014

Our friend and colleague Masataka (Seth) Mizushima passed away on May 28, 2014. Seth earned a Degree Rigakushi (B.A/M.A) in Chemistry from the University of Tokyo in 1946, and Rigaku-Hakushi (Ph.D.) in Physics from the University of Tokyo in 1951. He served as a postdoctoral research associate at Duke University...

Two Physics Students Win Goldwater Scholarships

April 4, 2014

Congratulations to Jasmine Brewer and Ryan Dewey for being awarded the prestigious Goldwater Scholarship for 2014. Brewer is a junior in engineering physics, and Dewey is a junior in astrophysics and physics. They join chemical engineering and applied mathematics major Brennan Coffey as the three University of Colorado Boulder Goldwater...

In Memoriam - Sydney Geltman

April 4, 2014

Professor Adjoint Sydney Geltman passed away on March 17, 2014 at his home in Boulder. His career included over five decades of research and teaching. He moved to Boulder in 1961 to work with the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST). Syd Geltman was one of the founding members of...

Ye Lab Builds Record-Breaking Atomic Clock

Feb. 3, 2014

A JILA team—led by Physics Professor and JILA Fellow Jun Ye—has created the highest standard in timekeeping. The experimental atomic clock (pictured left) has set new standards for both precision and stability. According to the University press release, "Described in a new paper in Nature*, the JILA strontium lattice clock...

Quark-Gluon Droplets Discovered at BNL's PHENIX Experiment

Dec. 9, 2013

CU Physics Professor Jamie Nagle is a group leader in a new discovery about the quark-gluon plasma. Researchers at the PHENIX detecter at Brookhaven's Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider made an unexpected discovery during an experiment that creates a quark-gluon plasma, the type of matter that existed in the first few...

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...