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 »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »

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... Read more »