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JILA Postdoc Group Hosts Faculty Negotiation Panel

Submitted by kennac on Thu, 03/21/2024 - 2:14 pm

To try to demystify the transition into academia, the JILA postdoc group recently hosted a faculty negotiation panel with a distinguished lineup of speakers: JILA Fellow and NIST Physicist Adam Kaufman, JILA and NIST Fellow Konrad Lehnert, and JILA Fellow Mathias Weber. The discussion was expertly moderated by Rachael Merritt and Jake Higgins, both postdoctoral researchers themselves, who navigated through a comprehensive array of topics with the panelists.

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. 

Celebrating International Women in Science Day 2024: Remembering Deborah Jin

Submitted by kennac on Fri, 03/08/2024 - 10:04 am

To celebrate International Women in Science Day 2024, JILA is honoring the work and legacy of the late Deborah Jin, a pioneer in polar molecular quantum chemistry.

Jin’s groundbreaking work significantly impacted JILA (a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado Boulder) and the wider field of physics, marking her as an inspiring figure for this year’s International Women in Science Day. 

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.

JILA Celebrates International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024

Submitted by kennac on Tue, 02/13/2024 - 1:00 pm

In a vibrant celebration of International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2024, women of JILA's scientific community gathered in the Debbie Jin Rooms (S209) for a unique networking event designed to foster connections and celebrate the achievements of women in the field of science. The event attracted a variety of participants, ranging from first-year graduate students to 3rd-year postdocs, and offered a casual yet intimate setting for attendees to share experiences, challenges, and accomplishments.

Humans of JILA Podcast: Episode 5: JILA's Electronic Shop with Staff Members James Fung-A-Fat, Terry Brown, and Ivan Ryger

Submitted by kennac on Wed, 01/31/2024 - 2:23 pm

To make some of the most precise measurements in the world, JILA scientists need customized electronic components. This is where the JILA instrument shop comes in, as they design, improve, and implement these unique electronic devices throughout the institute. Meet three of the electronic staff members: Terry Brown, James Fung-A-Fat, and Ivan Ryger, and their favorite moments of working in the electronics shop