Eric Cornell

Humans of JILA Podcast: Episode 7: PISEC part 1

Submitted by kennac on Thu, 03/28/2024 - 10:39 am

In its seventh episode, the "Humans of JILA" podcast highlights the Partnerships for Informal Science Education in the Community (PISEC) program.

PISEC is an educational outreach program supported by JILA's Physics Frontier Center (PFC) and the University of Colorado Boulder. Its mission revolves around connecting university volunteers with local K-12 students. Through playful and engaging inquiry-based science activities, it aims to inspire underrepresented student groups in STEM.

JILA Alumnus Aaron Leanhardt joins the New York Yankees as the Club's New Major Analyst

Submitted by kennac on Wed, 03/13/2024 - 9:50 am

While most physics researchers foresee a career in either academia or industry, a few find themselves using their research experience in a less typical fashion. One of those individuals is Aaron Leanhardt, a former JILA alumnus of JILA and NIST Fellow Eric Cornell's group, who has joined the New York Yankees' as the team's chief analyst. 

JILA Celebrates Its Second "Great JILA Bake Off"

Submitted by kennac on Tue, 03/05/2024 - 3:40 pm

JILA proudly hosted its 2nd Annual Great Bake Off, marking another successful year of this delightful culinary competition. The event, which has quickly become a cherished tradition, showcases the exceptional baking talents within the JILA community. From cakes to cookies to breads, JILAns, including graduate students, postdocs, staff, and Fellows participated in the institute-wide event. 

Humans of JILA podcast: Episode 6: JILA and NIST Fellow and Nobel Laureate, Eric Cornell

Submitted by kennac on Wed, 02/28/2024 - 11:53 am

JILA and NIST Fellow Dr. Eric Cornell is one of two Nobel Laureates currently working at JILA. In this episode, you'll hear the story of how Cornell worked to discover the BEC (Bose-Einstein-Condensate), which earned him a Nobel Prize in 2001, and how the Nobel Prize has affected his career. You'll also hear about Cornell's current research and meet one of his graduate students Anzhou Wang, who discusses what it's like working for a Nobel laureate.