JILA News

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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OSTP Quantum Division Highlights Q-SEnSE Leadership in Quantum Sensing
Published: December 03, 2020

Led by CU Boulder and designed to push the frontiers of quantum sensing, Quantum Systems through Entangled Science and Engineering (Q-SEnSE) involves 37 researchers from 11 institutes located in 6 different states (and one collaborating from Europe). 

PI: Jun Ye
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Konrad Lehnert named as a 2020 AAAS fellow.
Published: November 25, 2020

Konrad Lehnert becomes the 6th JILA Fellow elected as an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow by the Council of the AAAS.

PI: Konrad Lehnert
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Jun Ye named 2020 Highly Cited Researcher
Published: November 20, 2020

JILA fellow Jun Ye has been named Highly Cited Researcher for 2020 by Clarivate Analytics. Ye has been awarded the Highly Cited Researcher in the field of physics every year since 2014.

PI: Jun Ye
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JILA Fellow Cindy Regal Named Baur/SPIE Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics
Published: November 11, 2020

Regal is the first recipient for JILA's new endowed chair in optics and photonics.

PI: Cindy Regal
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Welcome Newest JILA Associate Fellow, Shuo Sun
Published: October 21, 2020

JILA has a new associate fellow. Meet Shuo Sun.

PI: Shuo Sun
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JILA’s Jun Ye named to National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee
Published: September 03, 2020

Quantum science has the potential to further revolution technology in several fields, from computing to communication. As a world-renowned leader in the field, JILA Fellow Jun Ye will advise U.S. leaders on ways to bring these advances out of the lab and into real-world applications.

PI: Jun Ye
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New $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator to Pioneer Quantum Technologies for Discovery Science
Published: August 26, 2020

A new national quantum research center draws on JILA Fellows' and their expertise to make the United States an international leader in quantum technology.

PI: Jun Ye | PI: Adam Kaufman | PI: Cindy Regal | PI: Ana Maria Rey | PI: James Thompson | PI: Other
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JILA Fellow Cindy Regal Wins 2020 FRED Award
Published: July 24, 2020

JILA Fellow Cindy Regal has been selected as the 2020 recipient of Research Corporation for Science Advancement’s Cottrell Frontiers in Research Excellence and Discovery (FRED) Award. The $250,000 FRED Award recognizes and rewards innovative research that could transform an area of science.

PI: Cindy Regal
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Jun Ye to Lead New $25 Million Quantum Science and Engineering Institute
Published: July 21, 2020

JILA Fellow Jun Ye will head new science and engineering institute to bring quantum discoveries out of the lab and into real-world applications.

PI: Jun Ye
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