Government & Politics  October 31, 2019

CU team among winners of Governor’s Awards for High-Impact Research

DENVER — CO-LABS, a state consortium of federally funded laboratories, has announced the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Awards for High-Impact Research, one of which is a project led by researchers at the University of Colorado’s Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics.

That award, set to be presented during a ceremony Nov. 12 in Denver, honors a group of scientists working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the development of  “a technology based on Nobel Prize-winning research on lasers from JILA at the University of Colorado-Boulder that has been ruggedized and commercialized here in Colorado for use in the field and can detect methane a quarter of a human breath from over a mile away,” according to a CO-LABS news release. 

“Colorado has one of the highest per capita concentrations of federal science, research and

engineering facilities in the nation, with renowned scientists whose research has global impact in

a range of fields including agriculture, climate and weather, earth science, materials science,

natural resource management, renewable energy, space physics and telecommunications,” 

CO-LABS executive director Dan Powers said in a prepared statement. “This prestigious event provides a unique opportunity to connect with leading scientists, lab directors, business leaders and policymakers in an informal and celebratory setting, as we highlight the labs’ role in innovation and their significant contribution to the state economy.”

DENVER — CO-LABS, a state consortium of federally funded laboratories, has announced the recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Awards for High-Impact Research, one of which is a project led by researchers at the University of Colorado’s Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics.

That award, set to be presented during a ceremony Nov. 12 in Denver, honors a group of scientists working with the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the development of  “a technology based on Nobel Prize-winning research on lasers from JILA at the University of Colorado-Boulder that has been ruggedized and commercialized here…

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