July 5 Sunday Science Program Explores Physics Research
A world class research institute, at the University of Colorado Boulder, the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics, is at the forefront of cutting-edge research into quantum information science and technology, atomic and molecular physics, laser physics, biophysics, chemical physics, nanoscience, and precision measurement.
The lab was started in 1962, a joint institute of UC-Boulder and what was known then as the National Bureau of Standards. Its scientific research depends on the expertise of the technical staff and designers.
Hans Green, a scientific instrument maker for 27 years at the institute, will present a Central Colorado Humanists Sunday Science July 5 beginning at 10 a.m., titled, “The Art Behind the Science: Instrument Making at the Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics, CU Boulder. Green will review the physics research at JILA and discuss the work of the JILA Instrument Shop designing, building, and testing precise scientific instruments in support of that research. There will be a video tour of the Instrument Shop and photos of recent projects.
The institute’s current faculty includes two Nobel laureates, Eric Cornell and John Hall, as well as two John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellows, Margaret Murnane and Ana Maria Rey. Some of Green’s projects have included Boze-Einstein condensate, atom trapping experiments; and atomic clock and quantum computing research. While working on highly technical projects, Green also is in charge of the student program in the JILA instrument workshop and has mentored two engineering students from Salida in the past year. As a licensed pilot, Green has built his own airplane and enjoys flying to various places, including remote airfields. He also enjoys biking, canoeing, and rafting. Central Colorado Humanists sponsor Sunday Science presentations on the first Sunday of each month. Each presentation is informative and features a science topic understandable by both scientists and non-scientists. A discussion and light refreshments will follow the talk. Admission is free and the public is welcome to join the online program via Zoom.
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Topic: Sunday Science With Hans Green
Time: Jul 5, 2020 10:00 AM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
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