May 23, 2022: CU Boulder’s President Saliman Visits JILA
JILA Fellow Eric Cornell (left) shows CU President Todd Saliman (right) around his laboratory

University of Colorado President Todd Saliman visited JILA this past week and toured the laboratories at the invitation of JILA and NIST Fellow Eric Cornell.

Saliman was impressed by the research team and Fellows and applauded their work.


“You are all working to change the world,” President Saliman said.


May 20, 2022: Life After JILA: Rabin Paudel
Rabin Paudel, who works at Intel, speaks on his time at JILA

Most, if not all, JILA alumni have found that their time at JILA has impacted their careers. Whether through working on cutting-edge research or networking with others, most JILA alumni have left the institution with essential skills needed for their future successes. This is the case for Dr. Rabin Paudel, who was a Senior Applications Engineer at Cymer/ASML, which is a Dutch multinational company that makes photolithography equipment used by semiconductor chipmakers. Since the writing of this article, Paudel has now started a new position at Intel Corporation.

December 08, 2021: Recently Graduated JILA Undergraduate Antonio Vigil wins the CU Boulder "Outstanding Undergraduate"
Photo of Antonio Vigil

Antonio Vigil, a recently graduated JILA undergraduate has been named an "Outstanding Undergraduate" by the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder. Vigil recently graduated summa cum laude after working for three years at JILA. 

June 03, 2019: JILA's Tanya Roussy wins 2019 GPMFC prize
Tanya Roussy wins 2019 GPMFC poster competition

JILA graduate Tanya Roussy was honored at the 2019 DAMOP meeting.

April 19, 2019: JILA’s PISEC High School Poster Symposium brings real science to students
Dylan Carpenter, a student at Englewood High School, presents his group’s ocean clean up project to Dr. Eric Cornell.

High school students got a chance to show off their research at JILA.

June 04, 2018: Cline and Cairncross win GPMFC Poster Competition
JILA Graduate Students Julia Cline and William Cairncross.

JILA Graduate Students Julia Cline and William Cairncross swept the student poster awards at DAMOP 2018. The Topical Group on Precision Measurement and Fundamental Constants (GPMFC) hosts a student poster competition at the annual meeting for Division for Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics (DAMOP).

May 18, 2018: BEC Headed for Space
News illustration.

JILA’s favorite degenerate, the Bose-Einstein Condensate, is headed on a new adventure this week. The BEC is going to space. BECs became a staple for measuring quantum phenomenon when they were experimentally realized in 1995 by JILA Fellows Eric Cornell and Carl Wieman, and by Wolfgang Ketterle at MIT.

June 24, 2014: Three Young JILA Scientists Garner Poster Awards
Andrew Barentine photo.

Two JILA graduate students and one undergraduate student were recognized with awards for their posters and presentations at the recent Boulder Laboratories Postdoctoral Poster Symposium, held at NIST Boulder (325 Broadway) on Wednesday, June 18, 2014. The Outstanding Presentation Award is a special recognition for selected poster presenters at the Boulder Laboratories Postdoctoral Poster Symposium.