Deborah Jin passed away Sept. 15, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 47. Jin was an internationally renowned physicist and Fellow with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an Adjoint Professor in the Department of Physics at CU Boulder, and a Fellow of JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado.
Considered a pioneer in atomic physics, Jin explored the properties of gases at ultracold temperatures and developed innovative technical systems to study their behavior.
“Deborah Jin was the definition of world-class faculty. The international scientific community has lost a giant, and our campus has lost a mentor to young scientists and an inspiration to female scientists. She will be deeply missed in many quarters. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family,” said CU Boulder Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano.