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About JILA Research

The wide-ranging interests of our scientists have made JILA one of the nation's leading research institutes in the physical sciences. They explore some of today's most challenging and fundamental scientific questions about quantum physics, the design of precision optical and X-ray lasers, the fundamental principles underlying the interaction of light and matter, and processes that have governed the evolution of the Universe for nearly 14 billion years. Research topics range from the small, frigid world governed by the laws of quantum mechanics through the physics of biological and chemical systems to the processes that shape the stars and galaxies. JILA science encompasses seven broad categories: Astrophysics, Atomic & Molecular physics, Biophysics, Chemical physics, Nanoscience, Optical physics, and Precision Measurement.

Click on the Research Areas links at your right to learn more.