U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet, left, visits the CU Boulder campus

CU and Sen. Michael Bennet celebrate quantum hub news, hear from students

Oct. 23, 2023

U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet visited campus Oct. 20, and the trip to campus became an unexpected cause for celebration about Colorado’s place in the nation’s burgeoning quantum ecosystem. As Bennet toured JILA—a partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and one of the nation’s leading research institutes in the physical sciences—and various labs, he celebrated an announcement by Gov. Jared Polis hours earlier that the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration had designated Colorado’s Elevate Quantum consortium a Regional Technology Hub for Quantum Information Technology (QIT).

Scott Diddams in his lab at CU Boulder

Diddams receives prestigious Mees Medal for ground-breaking optics research

June 28, 2023

Professor Scott Diddams has been selected for the 2023 C.E.K. Mees Medal from Optica for his pioneering innovations leading to the wide-ranging application of optical frequency combs to ultrafast lasers, optical clocks, spectroscopy, microwave synthesis, and astronomy.

CU Boulder quantum leaders Greg Rieker (Mechanical Engineering), Jun Ye (JILA, Physics, CUbit), Massimo Ruzzene (Vice Chancellor for Research & Innovation), Keith Molenaar (Dean, Engineering & Applied Science) and Scott Diddams (Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering)

Leadership highlights investment for collaboration, new projects at quantum engineering lab ribbon cutting

May 24, 2023

Leaders from across campus and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) celebrated the official launch of the Quantum Engineering Initiative Lab space within the College of Engineering and Applied Science.

From left to right, researchers Murray Holland, Catie Ledesma, Kendall Mehling, Liang-Ying and Dana Anderson in a lab at JILA.

NASA grant to support quantum sensors in space

March 16, 2023

A multi-university research team, including engineers and physicists from CU Boulder, will build technology and tools to improve measurement of important climate factors by observing atoms in outer space.

JILA building

Lockheed Martin and CUbit Quantum Initiative formalize quantum partnership

Oct. 30, 2022

CU Boulder's CUbit Quantum Initiative has announced Lockheed Martin as the latest industry quantum leader to become a CUbit Innovation Partner.

Scott Diddams, left, and Greg Rieker in the lab

QEI Collaboration Lab opening to foster high-impact research in quantum engineering

Oct. 10, 2022

Researchers from CU Boulder and the National Institute of Standards and Technology will be better able to coordinate their efforts with the opening of the Quantum Engineering Initiative Collaboration Lab.

A researcher works with a chip in a facility on the CU Boulder campus. (Credit: CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Science)

As US ramps up semiconductor production, engineers are probing new tiny electronics

Aug. 30, 2022

New bill seeks to funnel $280 billion toward various research and tech programs around the country.

A technician inspects a high-tech laser at a natural gas facility in Colorado.

Methane leaks are a major factor in climate change. One startup wants to stop them

June 8, 2022

Scientists at LongPath and CU Boulder use new laser technology to do what other technologies have struggled to do for years: detect natural gas.