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...

PhET Wins "Oscars" of Higher Education

Jan. 15, 2015

Congratulations to the PhET Interactive Simulations team, who took home one of two prizes from the Wharton-QS Stars Awards 2014: Reimagine Education . The PhET Simulation project will share a $50,000 price with PaGamO, the world's first multi-student social game. Founded in 2002 by Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, PhET provides...

Leo Radzihovsky Named 2014 Simons Foundation Investigator

July 30, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Leo Radzihovsky, who was recently named a 2014 Simons Foundation Investigator. The award was announced in July. According to the Foundation Web site, "The Simons Investigators program provides a stable base of support for outstanding scientists, enabling them to undertake long-term study of fundamental questions." Leo Radzihovsky...

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