Jun Ye in his lab at JILA. (Credit: CU Boulder)

Latest Buff Innovator Insights episode features physicist Jun Ye

March 24, 2021

Follow Jun Ye, director of the CUbit Quantum Initiative, from his childhood in China to helping realize the vast potential of quantum science and technology at CU Boulder.

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Shideh Dashti reflects on anniversary of Fukushima disaster

March 19, 2021

Associate Professor Shideh Dashti answered questions on the anniversary of the disaster. Her team researches the influence of extreme events on interacting soil-foundation-structure systems and the resilience of urban infrastructure.

Margaret Murnane

New podcast—Buff Innovator Insights—spotlights faculty innovators

March 18, 2021

The inaugural season of Buff Innovator Insights, a new podcast from the Research & Innovation Office, kicked off March 18. In the first episode, we meet Margaret Murnane, a professor of physics and one of the world’s leading experts in ultrafast laser and x-ray science.

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How a ‘rag tag team’ of scientists joined forces to fight COVID-19 on campus

March 16, 2021

For nearly one year, a group of scientists and volunteers from across the university has met seven days a week, often sleeping just a few hours a night, to bring students back to campus safely.

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CU Boulder class goes into the sewers

March 16, 2021

CU Boulder students are studying microbes in sewage systems to uncover secrets in human ecology. They looked at viruses, bacteria and more.

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COVID-19 research at CU Boulder: One year later

March 16, 2021

CU Boulder's researchers reflect on an unprecedented year for research amid a devastating pandemic.

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7 lessons about coronavirus that CU Boulder scientists helped discover

March 15, 2021

CU Boulder researchers have led the way in understanding the COVID-19 pandemic, helping to reveal how the coronavirus spreads through tiny droplets, the importance of flattening “the mental health curve” and a lot more.

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New wave technique allows for better understanding of the skull

March 10, 2021

Matteo Mazzotti is the first author on two new studies that measure the dynamic response of the human skull, potentially providing a new and non-invasive way to monitor the cranial bone and brain. Mazzotti is a research associate in the Paul M. Rady Department of Mechanical Engineering as part of Professor Massimo Ruzzene’s lab.

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Researchers probe cell nucleus response with needle-tip technique

March 10, 2021

Kaitlin McCreery is the coauthor of a new paper that deals with diagnosing diseases such as osteoarthritis in soft tissue. McCreery is a doctoral student in the Neu Lab, where she studies the biophysical relationship between cells and tissues to gain insights about tissue development and pathology.

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Scientists uncover blueprints for avian plumage

March 9, 2021

New research sheds light on the genetic underpinnings of plumage for a prominent Eurasian bird.