JILA News

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(s):
Margaret Murnane | 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(s):
Juri Toomre | 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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
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(s):
Jun Ye | Adam Kaufman | Cindy Regal | Ana Maria Rey | James Thompson | 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(s):
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(s):
Jun Ye
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JILA Helps Design Alarms for Ventilators in the COVID-19 Pandemic
Published: July 09, 2020

In the midst of a global pandemic, researchers and engineers find partnerships in unexpected places.

PI(s):
Jun Ye
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Meadowlark Optics, SPIE, and the University of Colorado Boulder Announce $2.5 Million Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics at JILA
Published: June 18, 2020

The Baur-SPIE Endowed Chair in Optics and Photonics is thanks to a $2.5 million gift from private donors, SPIE and CU.

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Andrew Wilson Joins JILA as New NIST Quantum Physics Division Chief
Published: June 03, 2020

Welcome our new NIST Quantum Physics Division Chief, Andrew Wilson.

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STROBE'S Nico Hernandez-Charpak Wins CU President's Diversity Award
Published: May 28, 2020

Jorge Nicolas Hernandez-Charpak, STROBE'S Assistant Director of Research and Knowledge Transfer, has been recognized for his outstanding work.

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Department of Defense Awards Konrad Lehnert Prestigious Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellowship
Published: May 12, 2020

JILA Fellow Konrad Lehnert has been awarded the Department of Defense’s most prestigious single-investigator award.

PI(s):
Konrad Lehnert
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JILA Fellow Adam Kaufman wins Office of Naval Research Young Investigator Award
Published: April 08, 2020

The Office of Naval Research program rewards early career scientists “who show exceptional promise for doing creative research”—and JILA's Adam Kaufman's work with optical tweezers has earned that recognition.

PI(s):
Adam Kaufman
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JILA Fellow Jason Dexter Wins 2020 Sloan Fellowship
Published: February 12, 2020

JILA Fellow Jason Dexter has been selected for a 2020 Sloan Fellowship. 

PI(s):
Jason Dexter
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JILA Fellows Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn Win the Benjamin Franklin Medal for Physics
Published: January 27, 2020

Margaret Murnane and Henry Kapteyn are the third married couple to win the coveted award from The Franklin Institute.

PI(s):
Henry Kapteyn | Margaret Murnane
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Remembering JILA Quantum Physics Division Chief Tom O'Brian
Published: December 03, 2019

JILA Quantum Physics Division Chief Thomas O'Brian passed away on Thursday, November 21 at the age of 64.

PI(s):
Thomas O'Brian
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