Alum Erik Lucero publishes on quantum supremacy

Nov. 5, 2019

Erik Lucero, BS 2005 with dual degrees in Physics and Electrical Engineering, is a co-author on recently published research in Nature that demonstrates quantum supremacy with a 53-qubit computer . After graduation, Lucero studied with John Martinis at the University of California Santa Barbara, and received his Ph.D. there. He...

Martin Huber interpretation of aether’s relation to dark matter informs art exhibit

Oct. 23, 2019

Physics Professor Martin E. Huber was asked to contribute a quote to the latest exhibit at the Clyfford Still Museum – "Still: Elemental" – relating his work to the classical Greek elements of earth, water, air, fire and aether. Prior to the exhibit opening, Huber was interviewed as a local...

Martin Huber receives NSF MRI funding

Aug. 27, 2019

A new proposal by Physics Professor Martin Huber (lead PI) and Dan Dessau (CU Boulder, co-PI) has been officially funded by NSF MRI, in the full requested amount of $999,633. According to Huber, who also holds a joint appointment in electrical engineering, this project may have opportunities for both engineering...

EURēCA! Student Travel Awards Announced

Jan. 14, 2019

Lindsey Hamilton, the Director of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, is proud to announce the winners of the 2018-2019 Education through Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (EURēCA!) Student Travel Award. This competitive award provided up to $1500 for CU Denver undergraduates to attend a conference, meeting, or workshop to disseminate...

Noel and Zaidins speak at Triple Nine Society Conference

Sept. 6, 2018

This past weekend, CLAS was well represented at the Triple Nine Society Conference in Denver at the Brown Palace. History Professor Tom Noel presented Denver: Mining to Metropolis , a lighthearted overview of the ups and downs of the Mile High City from the 1858-59 Gold Rush to today. And...

Chemistry and Physics Student Clubs recognized

Dec. 14, 2017

The Chemistry Club has been recognized as a Student Chapter Honorable Mention Award Recipient for the 2016-2017academic year by the American Chemical Society . And for a second year in a row, the Society of Physics Students & Sigma Pi Sigma (through the American Institute of Physics) named the CU...

Physics Student Club Continues to be Recognized

Aug. 18, 2017

The CU Denver Society of Physics Students (SPS) Chapter has won the Blake Lilly Prize for their outreach work with the Boys and Girls Club of America . Recognizing SPS chapters and individuals who make a genuine effort to positively influence the attitudes of school children and the general public...

UCDALI Non-Tenure Track Faculty Professional Development Grants

June 15, 2017

The CU Denver Association of Lecturers and Instructors (UCDALI) is pleased to announce the recipients of the University of Colorado Denver CLAS Non-Tenure Track Faculty Professional Development grants for spring 2017, selected from a pool of impressive candidates. Masoud Asidi-Zeybadadi and Richard Geyer , Department of Physics, will continue work...

Physics Hosts Florence High School

June 15, 2017

On May 8, the Physics Department hosted a group of ten students and two teachers from Florence High School (Florence, Colorado). The event started with a 90 minute session on the applications of calculus to solving physics problems, then Professor Martin Huber gave the group a tour of his laboratory...

Fitzhugh Receives COEDIT Grant

June 15, 2017

Will Fitzhugh, Physics BS and Masters of Integrated Science (MIS) alum, current Harvard PhD student, and founder of American Nanotechnologies, Inc., has received a highly selective proof-of-concept grant from the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) . Fitzhugh’s proposal (for single walled carbon nanotube purification) was one...

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