Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) Addition
Founded in 1962, the Joint Institute of Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) is a partnership between the University of Colorado and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The highly successful, multi-disciplinary research institute brings together NIST research staff—many of whom hold adjunct faculty positions—with CU-Boulder faculty from a broad spectrum of academic departments, including physics, chemistry, and astrophysical & planetary sciences.
JILA scientists explore some of today's most challenging and fundamental scientific questions about quantum physics; the design of precision optics and atom lasers; the nature of matter; and processes that shape the stars and galaxies. JILA's seven major research concentrations include astrophysics, atomic & molecular physics, biophysics, chemical physics, nanoscience, optical physics, and precision measurement.
- Type of Construction: Addition
- Size: 54,000SF
- Professional Services: Architecture, Engineering, Planning
- Project Components: Atrium, Classroom, Collaborative Spaces, Conference Rooms, Educational Space, Imaging, Nanoscale Research Laboratory, Offices, Teaching Laboratory
- Project Type: Academic Building, Research Laboratory
- Related Projects: Academic, Architecture, Federal, Federal Architecture, Physical Sciences, Research, Science & Technology, Teaching
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