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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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