JILA News

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

JILA has a new associate fellow. Meet Shuo Sun.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Fellows Jun Ye and Deborah Jin named Most Highly Cited Researchers for 2019
Published: November 19, 2019

JILA Fellows Deborah Jin and Jun Ye were named Most Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics for 2019.

PI(s):
Jun Ye
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Quantum physics: Atomic research discoveries show there’s much more to learn
Published: November 11, 2019

This month on CU on the Air we welcomed CU Boulder Professor Ana Maria Rey, a theoretical physicist and fellow at JILA. Professor Rey has earned multiple awards for her groundbreaking research, including the coveted MacArthur Genius Fellowship and the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers. She earned the Alexander Cruickshank Award in 2017 and 2019, and became the first Hispanic woman to win the Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists. Professor Rey studies the interface between atomic, molecular and optical physics, condensed matter physics, and quantum informational science.

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Ana Maria Rey
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JILA team demonstrates model system for distribution of more accurate time signals
Published: October 21, 2019

With a super-steady laser, JILA has improved the way we keep time around the world. 

PI(s):
Jun Ye
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Former JILA research associate wins 2019 Packard Fellowship
Published: October 15, 2019

Shimon Kolkowitz, a former JILA research associate, won the 2019 Packard Fellowship.

PI(s):
Jun Ye
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Jason Dexter, JILA’s newest fellow, wins Breakthrough Prize
Published: September 06, 2019

Dexter is one of the 347 scientists who worked on the Event Horizon Telescope.

PI(s):
Jason Dexter
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Graduate student Chris Kiehl wins poster prize at conference in Germany
Published: September 03, 2019

Chris Kiehl, a graduate student in the Regal Group, won a prize for his poster on quantum sensing and metrology at a conference in Germany this summer. 

PI(s):
Cindy Regal
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