Published: Sept. 29, 2021

A pioneering research effort led by CU Boulder has received more than $22 million to continue its efforts to build “the microscopes of tomorrow.”

The U.S. National Science Foundation renewed the Science and Technology Center on Real-Time Functional Imaging (STROBE), which initially launched in 2016, for an additional five years. Margaret Murnane, distinguished professor of physics and JILA fellow at CU Boulder, directs STROBE. The center is a partnership between CU Boulder and five other institutions: The University of California, Los Angeles, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Florida International University and Colorado’s Fort Lewis College.

Among other projects, STROBE scientists push electron, X-ray and nano-optical imaging technologies to their limits by bringing together state-of-the-art microscopes with advanced algorithms and big data.

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