National Institute of Standards and Technology
Last October, David Wineland was basking in the limelight after winning the Nobel Prize in physics for his groundbreaking work in quantum physics.
Federal researchers have been working on a system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires – similar to the way officials use the magnitude scale for earthquakes and other tools to rate and evaluate tornadoes and hurricanes.
The Nobel Laureate from Boulder has been honored in his hometown.
A French-American duo shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in physics Tuesday for inventing methods to observe the bizarre properties of the quantum world, research that has led to the construction of extremely precise clocks and helped scientists take the first steps toward building superfast computers.
On Sept. 14, 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower became the first sitting president to visit Boulder when he toured the sparkling new lab facilities that had just been constructed for the bureau now known as the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
A hiker who died near the summit of Quandary Peak in central Colorado was 48-year-old Mostafa Salehi of Boulder.