JILA is one of the nation’s leading research institutes in the physical sciences.
JILA is the joint research, training and technology development institute between CU and NIST and the nation’s first full University/Government partnership. The high quality and productivity of our scientists and trainees are supported by JILA’s unique structure and technical and administrative resources. JILA’s four spheres of excellence—Research, Training, Technology Development and Collaborative Partnerships—focus on quantum sciences and technologies with strong programs in atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics, astrophysics, biophysics and chemical physics. This currently includes a focus on the broad CU and national priorities of Quantum Information Sciences and Technologies (QIST).