JILA building with the Flatirons in the background

New $115 million quantum systems accelerator to pioneer quantum technologies for discovery science

Aug. 26, 2020

The center will forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world.

Ash and black trunks remain after the Hayman Fire.

Forests scorched by wildfire unlikely to recover, may convert to grasslands

Aug. 25, 2020

A new study of 22 burn areas across 710 square miles found that forests are not recovering from fires as well as they used to, and many regions will be unsuitable for ponderosa pine and Douglas fir in the coming decades.

Molecular, cellular and developmental biology graduate student Quing Yang examines samples as part of the process of a rapid, portable saliva-based COVID-19 test able to return results in 45 minutes in the Sawyer lab at the Biofrontiers Institute at the University of Colorado Boulder . (Photo by Glenn Asakawa/University of Colorado)

Webinars dig into the research shaping CU Boulder's COVID-19-ready campus

Aug. 18, 2020

Learn what we know about COVID-19 from some of CU Boulder's top researchers and operational experts, and how they're helping put science into practice for a safer return. Full recordings of the in-depth discussions from a recent webinar series are available.

CU Boulder athlete holds up a vial for testing his saliva for the coronavirus.

How an ultra-fast screening test and a team of contact tracers aim to keep campus safe

Aug. 14, 2020

Before ever entering a residence hall, students moving to campus will spit in a tube, hand it over and wait just 45 minutes for their COVID-19 test results.

Shaz Zamore taking a selfie on a hike in the mountains.

Scientist reflects on the joys and challenges of being a Black nature lover

Aug. 12, 2020

An encounter in May now called the "Central Park birdwatching incident" ignited a national conversation about whether Black people are welcome in natural areas. It's a discussion that hit home for Shaz Zamore.

The assembled Hope spacecraft sitting in a clean room.

Emirates Mars Mission to begin journey to the red planet

July 15, 2020

Researchers from the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) worked side-by-side with teams from the United Arab Emirates to help them make this history-making mission a reality.

A sign announces the closure of an ice cream shop in Denver at the height of the coronavirus pandemic.

Mathematician on the front lines of Colorado’s coronavirus response

June 12, 2020

David Bortz is a member of Colorado's COVID-19 Modeling Team, a group of researchers from across the state who have assembled to get in front of the coronavirus.

Joanna Lambert standing on tree limb and looking through binoculars.

As rare animals disappear, scientist faces ‘ecological grief’

June 11, 2020

As the wilds around Joanna Lamberts research sites in Africa and North America have vanished, the conservation biologist has struggled to keep hopeful amid the losses.

A prosthetic hand with fingertip sensors installed.

Now closer to reality: Prosthetics that can feel

May 21, 2020

Jacob Segil is working to bring back the sense of touch for amputees, including veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

CU Boulder English Professor Adam Bradley

Professor Adam Bradley wins 2020 Hazel Barnes Prize

April 15, 2020

English Professor Adam Bradley has been named the 2020 recipient of the Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.

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