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Published: 03-22-2010

Carl Wieman has been nominated by President Barack Obama to be Associate Director for Science at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. A Nobel Laureate, Wieman currently divides his time between CU and the University of British Columbia. At both institutions, he serves as the director of a collaborative science education initiative to improve undergraduate science education and as a professor of physics. From 1984 through 2006, he was a Distinguished...

Published: 01-13-2010

Henry Kapteyn and Margaret Murnane won the 2010 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science for their pioneering work in the area of the ultrafast laser science,including development of ultrafast optical and coherent soft x-ray sources. The prize consists of $10,000, plus an allowance for travel to the meeting at which the prize is awarded. Kapteyn and Murnane also received  a certificate citing their contributions to basic research that uses lasers to...