an illustration depicting a superradiant laser

Superradiant laser may boost atomic clocks, create ‘rulers’ for space

Oct. 14, 2016

JILA physicists have demonstrated a novel laser design that could be stable enough to improve atomic clock performance a hundredfold and even serve as a clock itself, while also advancing other scientific quests such as making accurate “rulers” for measuring astronomical distances.

Taylor Valley in the McMurdo Dry Valleys. Credit: Dave Haney, NSF

Season of intense melting in Antarctica offers insights into continent's future

Oct. 13, 2016

Scientists and students working with the National Science Foundation, including Associate Professor Michael Gooseff of environmental engineering and INSTAAR, have authored a series of papers on how a single season of intense melting in Antarctica in 2001-02 may affect the continent’s ecological future, including its potential impact on global climate change.

Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D

Former CDC director to address 'microbial terrorists' from Anthrax to Zika

Oct. 11, 2016

On Oct. 18, the BioFrontiers Institute will honor Julie Louise Gerberding, M.D., M.P.H., with the 2016 Charlie Butcher Award. Dr. Gerberding was the first woman to be appointed Director of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). She will give a free talk “Fighting microbial terrorists: From Anthrax to Zika” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18.

Two researchers are in the forest, analyzing a sample and taking notes

Engaged Scientist lecture and workshop series launches Oct. 20

Sept. 30, 2016

Focused on connecting scientists and communities, the CU Boulder Engaged Scientist Series will begin with the director of Thriving Earth Exchange at the American Geophysical Union, Raj Panda. This talk and the associated workshop for graduate students will begin a series of trainings to equip scientists with community engagement skills.

International Space Station

BioServe Space Technologies: CU Boulder's presence on the International Space Station

Sept. 28, 2016

If you gaze at the night sky from Earth in just the right place, you will see the International Space Station (ISS), a bright speck of light hurtling through space at 5 miles per second as it orbits 220 miles above the planet. And if you were an astronaut floating around inside the station, you would see high-tech hardware and experiments designed and built at CU Boulder.

David & Lucile Packard Foundation

RIO workshop for Packard Foundation Fellowships

Sept. 28, 2016

The Research and Innovation Office (RIO) invites faculty to a panel discussion on the David and Lucile Packard Foundation’s Fellowships for Science and Engineering. Professor Shijie Zhong, a CU recipient of a Packard Fellowship, will highlight his successful experience and answer questions from attendees.

Greenland's Zachariæ Isbræ.

Greenland Ice Sheet may be losing more glacial mass than previously estimated

Sept. 21, 2016

Previous estimates of ice mass loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet—already known to be shrinking—may be underestimates, according to a new study co-authored by CU Boulder researchers. Photo credit: Greenland's Zachariæ Isbræ, Anders A. Bjørk

CU Boulder taken by DigitalGlobe’s GeoEye-1 satellite

New partnership with DigitalGlobe advances research innovation locally, worldwide

Sept. 19, 2016

CU Boulder and DigitalGlobe Inc. are partnering to provide access to DigitalGlobe’s industry-leading high-resolution satellite imagery, data and analytics tools to the university’s Earth Lab initiative in order to advance earth and space science research.

A postdoc and faculty mentor work on a research project

CU Boulder celebrates National Postdoc Appreciation Week

Sept. 19, 2016

During the week of Sept. 19, CU Boulder and institutions across the United States are hosting a range of events to honor their postdoctoral scholars as part of National Postdoc Appreciation Week (NPAW). Postdoc research at CU Boulder spans the social, physical and biological sciences as well as engineering, mathematics and humanities, and has been highlighted in top-tier journals including Nature, Cell and Science. The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA) and Postdoctoral Association of Colorado (PAC) would like to recognize postdocs on campus and at affiliated National Labs during this seventh annual NPAW.

Artist rendering of mission spacecraft above Europa

NASA's mission to Europa: Exploring a potentially habitable world

Sept. 15, 2016

Robert Pappalardo of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory will discuss the upcoming NASA mission to Jupiter's icy moon, Europa, and its potential to support simple life. The mission, slated to launch in the early 2020s, will investigate the moon’s ice shell, ocean, composition, geology, and current activity. Friday, Sept. 23, from 5 to 6 p.m. in Benson Earth Sciences, Room 180.

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