JILA News

Can the Denver, Boulder area be an epicenter for the next great tech boom?
Published: April 16, 2021

A recent article in the Denver Post highlights a possible technology boom happening right here in the Denver and Boulder area. 

PI: Jun Ye
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The First Life After JILA Interview with Jason Ensher
Published: April 15, 2021

This is our first article in the “Life After JILA” series, where we highlight the journeys of JILA alumni, and illustrate the impact that JILA has had on their careers. 

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Jun Ye Interviewed by Buff Innovator Insights Podcast
Published: March 26, 2021

JILA Fellow Jun Ye is interviewed for the Buff Innovator Insights Podcast hosted by the CU Boulder Research & Innovation Office. 

PI: Jun Ye
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Jason Dexter Looks Deeper Into the First Image of a Black Hole
Published: March 24, 2021

In a team of over 300 scientists, JILA Fellow and assistant professor in the Department of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences, Jason Dexter digs further into the first picture ever taken of a black hole. His research has been recently published in a new paper for the Astrophysical Journal Letters. 

PI: Jason Dexter
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Margaret Murnane Interviewed by Buff Innovator Insights Podcast
Published: March 19, 2021

In the first episode of the brand new podcast, Buff Innovator Insights, JILA Fellow Margaret Murnane speaks on her background, her research, and her goal to produce the microscopes of the future. 

PI: Margaret Murnane
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David Jacobson is awarded the 2021 NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award
Published: March 01, 2021

Post-Doctoral student David Jacobson wins the prestigious K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the National Institute of Health (NIH). 

PI: Thomas Perkins
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The Passing of Zdenek Herman
Published: March 01, 2021

On February 25, 2021, Prof. Zdeněk Herman passed away. Prof. Herman has been a visiting Fellow at JILA, once in 1980 and again in 2001. His contribution in the field of molecular dynamics and ion-molecule reactions was well recognized by the international community and rewarded by many prizes and awards on the national and international levels.

PI: Other
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The Passing of John Irvin Castor
Published: February 19, 2021

 John Irvin Castor of Livermore, California passed away suddenly of a suspected aneurysm on Jan. 19, 2021 at the age of 78. 

PI: Other
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Heather Lewandowski wins the 2021 Boulder Faculty Excellence Award
Published: February 15, 2021

JILA Fellow Heather Lewandowski has been awarded the 2021 Boulder Faculty Excellence Award. This award was given specifically for Lewandowski's excellence in teaching and pedagogy.

PI: Heather Lewandowski
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US Postal Service Commemorates Physicist Chieng-Shiung Wu
Published: February 09, 2021

The US Postal Service is about to issue a stamp commemorating the famous Chieng-Shiung Wu, a female Chinese-American physicist.

PI: Other
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Remote Dissertation Defenses-January 29th
Published: January 12, 2021

Remote Dissertation Defenses take place January 29th between 11:30 and 12:20 pm. These dissertation defenses are helpful to learn tips and tricks for defending your thesis remotely. You can register for the zoom link here. 

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January 2021 CU Physics Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Newsletter
Published: January 11, 2021

January 2021's CU Physics' Newsletter about Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion highlights the organizations found within JILA and CU that you can join to help better our society. 

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Margaret Murnane is awarded Honorary Doctorate from the University of Limerick
Published: December 31, 2020

JILA Fellow Margaret Murnane has been awarded an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Limerick this year - her 6th Honorary Doctorate.

PI: Margaret Murnane
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Tyler McMaken, Ran Brynn Reiff, and Julia Cline all win 2020 CU Physics awards
Published: December 30, 2020

JILA graduate students Tyler McMaken, Ran Brynn Reiff, and Julia Cline all win the 2020 CU Physics Department TA awards 

PI: James Thompson | PI: Agnieszka Jaron-Becker | PI: Andreas Becker | PI: Andrew Hamilton
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Jarrod Reilly wins the Stephen Halley White Undergraduate Research Award
Published: December 30, 2020

Jarrod Reilly, an undergraduate researcher in the Murray Holland Laboratory, wins the 2020 Stephen Halley White Undergraduate Research Award 

PI: Murray Holland
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CU Boulder’s CUbit, ColdQuanta make Bose-Einstein lab available on the cloud
Published: December 10, 2020

Enabling more people to get hands-on experience with quantum atomics through access to Albert will accelerate the learning curve of a new generation of quantum pioneers.

PI: Dana Anderson
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Jun Ye wins 2020 Micius Quantum Prize
Published: December 10, 2020

The Micius Quantum Prize recognizes significant scientific advances ranging from the early conceptual contributions to the recent experimental breakthroughs. The Micius Quantum Prize 2020 focuses on the broadly defined field of quantum metrology, recognizing scientific advances ranging from early conceptual contributions to experimental breakthroughs. The laureates this year are Carlton Caves, Hidetoshi Katori, and Jun Ye.

PI: Jun Ye
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Mitch Begelman named CU Distinguished Professor
Published: December 09, 2020

Mitch Begelman becomes the 5th JILA Fellow to be named a Distinguished Professor named CU Distinguished Professor.

PI: Mitch Begelman
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Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn honored by National Academy of Inventors
Published: December 08, 2020

Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn, who pioneered technologies for generating coherent X-rays, which helped propel research in dynamic processes in atoms, molecules and materials, have been named fellows of the National Academy of Inventors.

PI: Margaret Murnane | PI: Henry Kapteyn
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Loren Matilsky and Heather Wernke win 2020 R. N. Thomas Award
Published: December 04, 2020

The Richard Nelson Thomas Award was established by the friends and family of R.N. "Dick" Thomas to provide an annual award to the year's most outstanding graduate student in astrophysics. Each year, the JILA astrophysical faculty nominates outstanding students and vote to determine the recipient of the award. 

PI: Juri Toomre | PI: Ann-Marie Madigan
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