Javier Orjuela-Koop Wins People's Choice Award at Inaugural 3 Minute Thesis Competition

March 2, 2018

View the 3MT News Article Congratulations to Physics Grad Student Javier Orjuela-Koop for winning the People's Choice Award during the Inaugural Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition on Tuesday, February 20th. Orjuela-Koop's Thesis, "Michael Phelps and the Early Universe" was presented using only one powerpoint slide, which was an image of... Read more »

National Nuclear Physics School 2017 Hosted in Boulder

Aug. 8, 2017

The University of Colorado Boulder hosted the National Nuclear Physics Summer School on campus from July 9-22, 2017. This is an annual two-week series of lectures for graduate students and postdoctoral research scientists in nuclear physics, and is funded by the National Science Foundation. Each summer the school is in... Read more »

CU Physicists help reveal secrets of the "perfect fluid" formed in Big Bang

July 17, 2015

The Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory has succeeded in creating distinct droplets of the quark-gluon plasma, the material that made up the Universe during the very first moments of the Big Bang. "These experiments are revealing the key elements required for... Read more »

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... Read more »