JILA, formerly known as the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, [cite web|url=http://www.physics.nist.gov/News/Update/950612.html|accessdate=2007-03-23|title= What's In a Name? JILA Says It All!|date= June 12, 1995|work=NIST Update] is one of the leading physical-science research institutes in the United States. Its faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral research associates explore some of today's most challenging and fundamental scientific questions. JILA is located at the base of the
Rocky Mountainson the University of Colorado at Bouldercampus. JILA is jointly operated by the University of Colorado (CU) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology(NIST).
Research at JILA ranges from the behavior of
ultracold atoms and quantum physics, through the design of precision optics and lasers, to the processes that shape the stars and galaxies, encompassing these broad categories:
Atomic, molecular, and optical physics
Materials Science& Chemistry
JILA's faculty includes three Nobel laureates—
Eric Cornell, Carl Wieman, and John L. Hall—and two John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellows— Deborah S. Jinand Margaret Murnane. Each year, JILA scientists publish more than 200 original research papers in national and international scientific journals and conference proceedings. Creative collaborations among JILA Fellows and their groups play a key role in generating the pioneering research JILA is known for around the world.
* [http://jilawww.colorado.edu/ JILA Homepage]
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