Michael Persinger

Class of 2017: A student inspired by his father

May 3, 2017

Graduating senior Michael Persinger, intent now on medical school, thanks his father for helping him achieve his dreams. "He taught me to always keep pushing no matter what is thrown at me, and I’ve tried to keep that mentality whenever I’m faced with challenges."Read more »
Distinguished Professor Margaret Murnane and Professor Henry Kapteyn, both of the physics department.

Federal dollars spark aerospace, biotech, laser spin-offs

April 26, 2017

As Congress determines the funding levels for the federal science agencies for fiscal years 2017 and 2018, a new report highlights 102 spin-off companies – three from the University of Colorado Boulder – that demonstrate how investments in basic scientific research benefit the overall economy.Read more »
artists concept of Cassini during the Saturn Orbit Insertion (SOI) maneuver

Saturn spacecraft starts its grand finale

April 26, 2017

NASA's Cassini mission, carrying a $12 million CU Boulder instrument, is ending, but not before the spacecraft performs several dives between Saturn and its rings from now until September, when it will run out of fuel and vaporize.Read more »
an image of the moon

Listening in on the early universe from the far side of the moon

March 27, 2017

A University of Colorado Boulder team has entered into a five-year, $4.5-million cooperative agreement with NASA to become part of a virtual institute to pursue the construction of astronomical observatories on the moon.Read more »
thomas cech

Nobel laureate Tom Cech wins 2017 Hazel Barnes Prize

March 24, 2017

Distinguished Professor Tom Cech, Colorado’s first Nobel prize winner, has been awarded the 2017 Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.Read more »
Gifford Miller at Barnes Ice Cap

Last remnant of North American ice sheet on track to vanish

March 20, 2017

A new study on Baffin Island in the Canadian Arctic shows that the Barnes Ice Cap, the last remnant of the ice sheet that once blanketed much of North America, will disappear in a few hundred years.Read more »
Jamie Principato, along with another person, works with tools.

Blind student aims to help others reach great heights

March 14, 2017

Undergraduate Jamie Principato has not let her blindness interfere with her education, including designing and building space instruments. Now she’s parlaying that experience into workshops to help others solidify their backgrounds in STEM.Read more »
Duke University, University of Virginina basketball players Jan. 2012

The odds of picking a perfect NCAA bracket, explained by a mathematician

March 10, 2017

The odds of filling out a perfect NCAA men’s basketball tournament are beyond impossible, according to applied mathematics professor Mark Ablowitz.Read more »
Boston marathon runners.

Break the two-hour marathon record? It could be done

March 3, 2017

Using mathematical calculations, a new study bears the recipe for how marathoners could break the world record among males, shaving about four and a half minutes off the fastest time.Read more »
An illustration of the arterial system in the human body.

Gut microbes and poor artery health – researchers probe possible link

March 1, 2017

Preliminary evidence shows changes in gut microbiota could contribute to poor artery health with aging. This condition is worsened by eating a "Western diet" high in fat and sugars and low in fiber. With a $3 million grant, CU Boulder researchers are investigating further.Read more »