Bethany Wilcox

Professor Bethany Wilcox Receives 2024 BFA Excellence in Teaching Award

Feb. 23, 2024

Assistant Professor Bethany Wilcox has been recognized for her outstanding teaching with a 2024 Excellence in Teaching Award from the Boulder Faculty Assembly. The award "recognizes the vital importance of teaching and mentoring students as significant components of faculty duties that are central to the university’s mission."

Artist's rendering of a supermassive black hole. Image credit: NASA/JPL Cal-Tech

Nobel Prize winner Andrea Ghez to give 53rd Gamow lecture

Feb. 22, 2024

Andrea Ghez, recipient of the 2020 Nobel Prize in physics, will give the 53rd George Gamow Memorial Lecture March 5 at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Students in the Quantum Scholars program listen to a presentation.

SPIE commits $100,000 in matching funds to grow Quantum Scholars Program

Feb. 22, 2024

The Quantum Scholars Program has received a big boost in the form of a matching gift from SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics. SPIE has committed to matching $100,000 in external gifts to the program over the next two academic years.

Allie Plocki pictured with several other award winners

Physics major receives Outstanding Student Presentation Award

Feb. 2, 2024

Physics major Allie Plocki (left) pictured with two other award winners at the APS 4 Corners Section Meeting. (Credit: Utah State University College of Science) Undergraduate physics major Allie Plocki won an Outstanding Student Presentation Award at the recent American Physical Society’s Four Corners Section Meeting. The conference was hosted...

Tom Baur

CU Boulder alum Tom Baur named SPIE Fellow

Feb. 2, 2024

Tom Baur (Image Credit: Meadowlark Optics) CU Boulder alumnus Tom Baur was recently named a Fellow of SPIE , the International Society for Optics and Photonics. Tom is among a number of leading scientists named SPIE Fellows in 2024. He previously received SPIE’s G.G. Stokes Award in 2018. SPIE Fellows...

Students pictured at the Sigma Pi Sigma induction ceremony

CU Boulder Society of Physics Students wins national Distinguished Chapter Award

Jan. 29, 2024

The CU Boulder Society of Physics Students chapter was awarded a 2022-2023 Distinguished Chapter Award from the National Society of Physics Students organization. The award recognizes chapters for efforts including outreach, participation in community service, social events, interactions with alumni, and involvement in SPS programs.

Frank Oppenheimer standing in front of an oscillator

Frank Oppenheimer, Robert’s brother, honed physics teaching at CU Boulder

Jan. 25, 2024

Checkerboard pattern of qubits

Professor Rahul Nandkishore's group discovers new method to arrange qubits

Jan. 24, 2024

A new advancement in theoretical physics could, one day, help engineers develop new kinds of computer chips that might store information for long periods of time in very small objects.

Students in the renovated physics help room

Physics Help Room receives a refresh

Renovations to the Physics Help Room were recently completed providing a revamped space for students to work together, study and get help with physics courses.

graphical representation of mountains with lights

Professor Murray Holland awarded quantum seed grant

Jan. 23, 2024