JILA News

JILA's legacy on the moon
Published: July 15, 2019

It's been 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon. The last operating experiment from that mission was developed at JILA by Dr. James Faller. 

PI: James Faller
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JILA's Ana Maria Rey wins Blavatnik Award
Published: June 26, 2019

Known as the "young Nobels", JILA's own Ana Maria Rey has won a Blavatnik National Award.

PI: Ana Maria Rey
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JILA Fellow Phil Armitage moves on
Published: June 25, 2019

JILA Fellow Phil Armitage is moving on from the University of Colorado. 

PI: Phil Armitage
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JILA's Tanya Roussy wins 2019 GPMFC prize
Published: June 03, 2019

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

PI: Eric Cornell
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Thinh Bui wins Longuet-Higgins Early Career Researcher Prize
Published: May 30, 2019

Thinh Bui, a postdoctoral researcher in Jun Ye's group, won an early career prize from the journal Molecular Physics.

PI: Jun Ye
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JILA Fellow Ana Maria Rey named finalist for Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists
Published: May 29, 2019

JILA Fellow Ana Maria Rey has been named a finalist for the prestigious Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists.

PI: Ana Maria Rey
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JILA Fellow Murray Holland wins Marinus Smith Award
Published: May 14, 2019

JILA Fellow Murray Holland was recognized for his outstanding teaching skills this spring.

PI: Murray Holland
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Thomas Perkins wins Gears of Government Award
Published: May 13, 2019

Dr. Thomas Perkins won a Gears of Government Award for his work in atomic force microscopy. 

PI: Thomas Perkins
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JILA's Mike Bennett wins Anne K. Heinz Staff Award for Excellence in Outreach and Engagement
Published: May 08, 2019

Hard work pays off. Mike Bennett was honored by CU for expanding JILA's outreach efforts through the Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community. 

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Chris Greene, former JILA Fellow, named to National Academy of Sciences
Published: May 03, 2019

Chris Greene, professor of physics and astronomy at Purdue University and former JILA Fellow, was named to the National Academy of Sciences.

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CUBit meets with Congress
Published: April 29, 2019

Delegates from the University of Colorado Boulder went to Washington, D.C. to discuss the CUBit Quantum Initiative.

PI: Jun Ye
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JILA’s PISEC High School Poster Symposium brings real science to students
Published: April 19, 2019

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

PI: Eric Cornell
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Marit Fiechter wins SPIN prize for best undergraduate physics thesis
Published: April 17, 2019

Marit Fiechter, an undergraduate at the University of Groningen and former JILA student, won the SPIN prize for best undergraduate thesis project.

PI: Jun Ye
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Anna McAuliffe wins APS CUWiP Poster Award
Published: January 28, 2019

CU Boulder student and JILA undergraduate researcher Anna McAuliffe won the poster competition at the 2019 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics held at Utah State University.

McAuliffe’s poster detailed the build and installation of a cryogenic hexapole designed to mitigate clog issues in an OH decelerator. This work was the latest effort of researchers working under JILA Fellow Jun Ye to increase the density of the molecular beam.

PI: Jun Ye
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Zetong Xue wins Stephen Halley White Undergraduate Research Award
Published: January 07, 2019

Zetong Xue, a JILA undergraduate researcher and recent CU Boulder Honors graduate, was awarded the Stephen Halley White Undergraduate Research Award at the CU Physics graduation ceremony in December.

PI: Agnieszka Jaron-Becker
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Jan Hall named National Academy of Inventors Fellow
Published: December 11, 2018

JILA Fellow John “Jan” Hall was named a 2018 Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Inventors of U.S. patents are nominated to NAI fellowship by their peers. To be named a NAI fellow is to receive recognition for outstanding inventions that have had a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development and the welfare of society.

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Margaret Murnane Presented Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad
Published: December 04, 2018

JILA Fellow Margaret Murnane was one of 10 recipients of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award for the Irish Abroad. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney announced the names of the award winners on the 28th of November 2018. These awards, established in 2012, are meant to recognize the contributions of members of the Irish diaspora.

PI: Margaret Murnane
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Jun Ye and Deborah Jin named 2018 Highly Cited Researchers
Published: December 03, 2018

JILA Fellows Jun Ye and Deborah Jin (1968 to 2016) have been named Highly Cited Researchers for 2018 by Clarivate Analytics.The list of Highly Cited Researchers, published annually since 2014, recognizes scientists across the world who have demonstrated significant influence through publication of multiple highly cited papers during the last decade.

PI: Deborah Jin | PI: Jun Ye
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Tom Perkins elected AAAS Fellow
Published: November 27, 2018

JILA Fellow Tom Perkins has been elected a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Perkins was elected for his pioneering advances in high-resolution studies of single biological molecules.

PI: Thomas Perkins
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Fellow Earl Beaty passed away (1930-2018)
Published: November 13, 2018

JILA Fellow Dr. Earl Beaty passed away on November 3, 2018. Beaty was one of the original JILA Fellows who moved from the National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) in DC to Boulder, CO. Beaty helped shape the foundation of JILA as one of the 4 Fellows to serve on the By-laws committee.

PI: Earl Beaty
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