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Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane Named 2020 Franklin Institute Laureates in Physics

Jan. 27, 2020

View the CU Boulder Today Article Congratulations to Physics Professors and JILA Fellows Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane, who were named 2020 Franklin Institute Award Laureates in Physics. The awards were announced in a news release Monday morning, January 27, 2020. Kapteyn and Murnane are only the second married couple...

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In Memoriam: Bill O'Sullivan

Jan. 23, 2020

View Dr. Sullivan's Obituary Professor Emeritus William O'Sullivan passed away on Saturday, January 18, 2020. He was 88. Dr. O'Sullivan's distinguished career lasted over 35 years, from 1968 to his retirement in 2002. Between 1988 and 1966, Dr. O'Sullivan served as Chair of the Department of Physics, a period of...

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In Memoriam: Uriel Nauenberg

Jan. 9, 2020

Professor Emeritus Uriel Nauenberg passed away on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 at the age of 81. As a high energy physicist, Professor Nauenberg was a distinguished researcher and teacher with the University of Colorado, Boulder Department of Physics for 42 years. Among his many distinctions and awards, he served two...

President’s Diversity Award goes to Physics' R-Cubed Committee

Jan. 9, 2020

An innovative Physics Department committee made up of students, postdocs, staff and faculty with diverse backgrounds and life experiences has earned a President’s Diversity Award for the CU System. The awards, which were announced Dec. 6, are given to a handful of units and individuals annually and come with a...

APS Names CU Boulder Physics Awardee for Improving Undergraduate Physics Education

Jan. 9, 2020

View the award page The Department of Physics was awarded the 2020 American Physical Society Award for Improving Undergraduate Education. The award from the APS Committee on Education “seeks to recognize excellence in undergraduate physics education and support best practices in education at the undergraduate level.” The department was one...

A&S Magazine: Paul Romatschke breaks light in half, cracking pillar of physics

Dec. 12, 2019

Smalyukh Lab Emulates Schools of Fish in Liquid Crystals, Studies Soliton Reactions

Oct. 21, 2019

Smalyukh Group Discovers New Method for Tying Microscopic Knots in Liquid Crystals

Sept. 26, 2019

CU Physics Ranked 13th Internationally, According to ARWU 2019

Aug. 27, 2019

View the Physics Rankings A new Academic Ranking of World Universities report issued from Shanghai Ranking has listed the Physics program at the University of Colorado, Boulder as the 13th best university globally for physics. The ranking was issued in August 2019. According to the list, CU Boulder's Physics program...

Professor Ana Maria Rey First Hispanic Woman to Win Prestigious Blavatnik Early Career Award

June 27, 2019