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...

University of Colorado Boulder Department of Physics Ranked Number 1 by U.S. News

March 14, 2013

The University of Colorado Department of Physics has been ranked as the number one school in the nation for atomic, molecular and optical physics, according to U.S. News and World Report's graduate school report . This ties CU Boulder's AMO program with that of MIT for the best graduate school...

David Wineland Wins 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics

Oct. 9, 2012

Congratulations to NIST Researcher and Department of Physics Lecturer David Wineland who won the 2012 Nobel Prize in Physics. The award was announced Tuesday morning, October 9. Wineland shares this year's award with French physicist Serge Haroche. According to the Nobel Web site, they received the award, "for ground-breaking experimental...

International Collaboration Discovers Theoretical Boson at CERN

July 6, 2012

An international research team involving the University of Colorado Boulder announced Wednesday morning, July 4th that it has found the first direct evidence for a new particle that likely is the long sought-after Higgs boson, believed to endow the universe with mass. The CU-Boulder high-energy physics team, which includes 15...

CU-Boulder’s IQ Biology Program wins NSF IGERT Grant

June 12, 2012

Congratulations to the BioFrontiers Institute's Interdisciplinary Quantitative Biology Program for earning a $3 Million IGERT Grant from the National Science Foundation. The award was announced on Thursday, June 7th. According to their website, Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (IGERT) is the National Science Foundation's flagship interdisciplinary training program, educating...

Ana Maria Rey Named Woman Physicist of the Month by APS

June 11, 2012

CU Boulder Department of Physics and JILA Professor Ana Maria Rey has been named a Woman Physicist of the Month by the American Physical Society. The award is designed to highlight woman physicists and their outstanding contributions to the discipline. Dr. Rey joined the faculty in 2008. Her research focuses...

Oliver DeWolfe Receives 2012 BFA Excellence in Teaching Award

May 31, 2012

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Oliver DeWolfe, who won the 2012 Boulder Faculty Assembly's Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was presented during a ceremony on Wednesday, April 18 th . "I am honored to receive this award from the BFA," DeWolfe said, "especially knowing that it was based on the...

Paul Beale Featured on Stan Lee's Superhumans

May 25, 2012

Physics Department Chair, Professor Paul Beale was recently featured as an expert guest on an episode of Stan Lee's Superhumans. The episode aired on The History Channel earlier this season. Beale was asked to observe and comment on the feats of Darren Taylor, a.k.a. Professor Splash, who attempted to dive...

John Wahr Elected to National Academy of Sciences

May 2, 2012

Congratulations to Professor John M. Wahr, who has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences! The announcement was delivered on Tuesday, May 2, 2012. “It’s a great honor to be recognized by my peers,” Wahr said. John Wahr is a Professor of Physics, Fellow of CIRES, a College of...

Noah Finkelstein Named Presidential Teaching Scholar

Feb. 27, 2012

The Presidential Teaching Scholars Program announced today that Associate Professor Noah Finkelstein has been selected as a Presidential Teaching Scholar. Noah joins the 52 active Presidential Teaching Scholars on the four CU campuses who have been honored for, "effective and exemplary teaching, creative work, scholarship, and research." Presidential Teaching Scholars...

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