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...

Shijie Zhong Named 2014 AGU Fellow

July 30, 2014

Congratulations to Professor Shijie Zhong, who was recently elected a 2014 Fellow of the American Geophysical Union. Dr. Zhong was recognized, "for fundamental, profound, and unselfish contributions to advancing the understanding of the dynamics of the Earth, Moon, and the terrestrial planets." The announcement was made on Tuesday, July 29th...

Deborah Jin Awarded Isaac Newton Medal

July 8, 2014

Congratulations to Physics Professor and JILA Fellow Deborah Jin, who earned the prestigious 2014 Isaac Newton Medal by the Institute of Physics. The award was announced on Tuesday, July 1, 2014. The Institute of Physics is a leading international scientific society headquartered in London. The Isaac Newton award is given...

Loren Hough Joins Fifth Class of Boettcher Investigators

June 24, 2014

Congratulations to Assistant Professor Loren Hough who joined three other University of Colorado researchers in the 2014 class of Boettcher Investigator in the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program. According to the news release, each Investigator in the 2014 class will receive a grant of $225,000 over the course of up to...

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...

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