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

Feb. 3, 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 of thousands of neutral atoms trapped by intersecting laser beams

CU-Boulder chancellor featured on CNBC's finance show 'Squawk Box'

Feb. 2, 2011

There was a University of Colorado Boulder alumni reunion of sorts on the Feb. 1 edition of CNBC's financial show "Squawk Box."

CU-Boulder ranks No. 1 nationally for Peace Corps volunteers

Feb. 1, 2011

For the first time in its history, the University of Colorado Boulder is ranked No. 1 in the nation for graduates serving as Peace Corps volunteers this year with 117 undergraduate alumni currently serving around the world, the Peace Corps announced today.

Warming North Atlantic water tied to heating Arctic, according to new study

Jan. 27, 2011

The temperatures of North Atlantic Ocean water flowing north into the Arctic Ocean adjacent to Greenland -- the warmest water in at least 2,000 years -- are likely related to the amplification of global warming in the Arctic, says a new international study involving the University of Colorado Boulder.

Major faculty exhibition opens at CU Art Museum on Jan. 21

Jan. 20, 2011

The CU Art Museum at the University of Colorado Boulder opens the largest faculty exhibition to date on Friday, Jan. 21, at 10 a.m.

University of Illinois associate dean named dean of CU Leeds School of Business

Jan. 18, 2011

David L. Ikenberry, associate dean in the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, has been named dean of the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder effective Feb. 14.

Improved measurements of sun to advance understanding of climate change

Jan. 14, 2011

WASHINGTON —Scientists have taken a major step toward accurately determining the amount of energy that the sun provides to Earth, and how variations in that energy may contribute to climate change.

Older adults taking popular sleep medicine at risk for falls and cognitive impairment, study finds

Jan. 13, 2011

Adults who take one of the world's most commonly prescribed sleep medications are significantly more at risk for nighttime falls and potential injury, according to a new study by the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Extent of corruption in countries around the world tied to earthquake fatalities

Jan. 12, 2011

A new assessment of global earthquake fatalities over the past three decades indicates that 83 percent of all deaths caused by the collapse of buildings during earthquakes occurred in countries considered to be unusually corrupt.

Two CU-Boulder Faculty Members Elected 2010 AAAS Fellows

Jan. 11, 2011

Two University of Colorado at Boulder faculty members have been elected 2010 fellows of the prestigious American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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