NASA Selects CU Boulder's SUrface Dust Analyzer Instrument for Europa Mission

May 28, 2015

Congratulations to Physics Professors and Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics fellow Sascha Kempf, whose proposal for a SUrface Dust Analyzer (SUDA) instrument was selected by NASA to join the upcoming landmark mission to Jupiter's moon, Europa. NASA announced their selection on Tuesday, May 26th. According to NASA, the Europa...

CU-Physics Student Project Launched to International Space Station

April 15, 2015

University of Colorado Observation and Analysis of Smectic Islands in Space (OASIS) experiment was launched by NASA to the International Space Station (ISS) on a SpaceX resupply rocket Tuesday afternoon, April 14. The experiment was conceived and built by CU-Physics faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate research students in the CU...

OASIS Project Set To Launch on SpaceX This Afternoon

April 14, 2015

A new experiment by the Liquid Crystal Material Research Center in the Department of Physics is slated to go up to the International Space Station as part of NASA's SpaceX Commercial Resupply Launch this afternoon. The OASIS project will join several ongoing experiments on the space station when it launches...

Faculty, students revved up about Large Hadron Collider restart

April 6, 2015

University of Colorado Boulder faculty and students are primed to get back in action following the Easter restart of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), the world’s most powerful atom smasher located near Geneva, Switzerland, after a two-year hiatus. Following intensive upgrades and repairs, proton beams from the LHC once again...

NASA-MMS Project Launched Thursday, March 12

March 10, 2015

Congratulations to the NASA MMS Team, led by CU Physics Professor Marty Goldman who launched the NASA Magnetosphere Multiscale Mission (MMS). The Mission launched from Cape Canaveral on an Atlas V rocket on Thursday, March 12. The MMS Mission will study explosive events in two regions of Earth’s magnetosphere. One...

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...

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 Physics Faculty Part of International Team to Discover New Type of Neutrino Oscillation

July 15, 2011

As part of the international T2K collaboration team led by Japan, researchers from the T2K group at CU Boulder have discovered indications of a new type of neutrino oscillation in an experiment in Japan. The announcement was delivered by the international T2K collaboration on Wednesday, June 15, 2011. The T2K...

Quantum quirk: JILA scientists pack atoms together to prevent collisions in atomic clock

Feb. 18, 2011

In a paradox typical of the quantum world, JILA scientists have eliminated collisions between atoms in an atomic clock by packing the atoms closer together. The surprising discovery, described in the Feb. 3 issue of Science Express, can boost the performance of experimental atomic clocks made of thousands or tens...

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