JILA's three-dimensional quantum gas atomic clock

‘Tabletop’ physics experiments receive major funding, with Jun Ye leading key project

Dec. 14, 2023

In an exciting turn for physics research, four major foundations have announced a collaborative funding effort for 11 pioneering experiments. The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the Simons Foundation, the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and the John Templeton Foundation have come together, committing a total of $30 million.


Breast milk shown to boost baby’s brain and gut health

Dec. 13, 2023

A new study of compounds found in baby poop suggests breast milk, including milk supplemented with formula, improves infant gut health in ways that benefit brain development and could impact test scores. The findings could also be used to improve formula.

Earth from outer space

Center for National Security Initiatives formalizes partnership with Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

Dec. 13, 2023

CU Boulder and the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory have signed a master research agreement, broadening a partnership between the two institutions and opening new collaboration pathways.


Study suggests boosting beaver populations could have toxic consequences

Dec. 12, 2023

Researchers caution, while they also come with benefits, large-scale beaver reintroduction efforts could inadvertently spread mercury-containing neurotoxins in the environment and food chains.

Example of the mixed reality trajectory software.

Doctoral student designing augmented reality for space missions

Dec. 12, 2023

Dezell Turner loves orbital design, a critical step in planning any space mission, and he is plotting out a way to streamline the complex process with an interactive, augmented reality tool.

Artist's depiction of planet orbiting star

14-inch spacecraft delivers new details about ‘hot Jupiters’

Dec. 11, 2023

The Colorado Ultraviolet Transit Experiment (CUTE) spacecraft, led by a team of scientists from CU Boulder, is about the size of a cereal box. It has also recorded incredibly detailed measurements of the atmospheres of planets hundreds of light-years from Earth.

Right Here, Right Now panel at COP28 in Dubai

Human rights climate commitments released in Dubai

Dec. 8, 2023

CU Boulder was a key partner in the development of a set of human rights climate commitments released at COP28 in Dubai. The commitments stem from the Right Here, Right Now Global Climate Summit held on campus in December 2022.

Moon rises over the Boulder Flatirons

CU Boulder at AGU 2023: From Earth to space

Dec. 7, 2023

At this year's meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), CU Boulder researchers will share results on everything from Earth's crusts and oceans to planets hundreds of light-years away.

Brian Hynek holding a walking stick on the shore of a lagoon

Deep within an inhospitable desert, a window to first life on Earth

Dec. 6, 2023

In Argentina's Puna de Atacama, a parched plateau more than 12,000 feet above sea level, a series of lagoons are home to microbial communities that seem to resemble nothing else alive on Earth today. But time may be running out to study them.

an Apollonian circle packing puzzle laser cut from wood

CU students follow their noses, disprove math conjecture

Dec. 6, 2023

Graduate student Summer Haag and junior Clyde Kertzer made major news in the math world while working on a summer research project.