What are the limits of ice?

The smallest nanodroplet of water in which ice can form is only as big as 90 water molecules—a tenth the size of the smallest virus.

Squeezing an electron crystal

Researchers have determined the energy required to add an electron to a Wigner crystal—an ordered crystalline state made of electrons rather than atoms.

Humans of the U: Cynthia Burrows

“If somebody gave me millions of dollars and set me in an isolated lab, I don’t think I’d make any impact. Impact is all about collaborating with other people, bouncing ideas off them, realizing they have a different technique. It’s a human endeavor, science.”

SVP Dan Reed lands White House appointment

Reed has been selected to serve on the National Science Board, which provides advice and oversight for the National Science Foundation.

A glimpse of the startup life

A U alumna and bioengineer explains the value of a science background in business.

Lights, Camera, Science at Sundance

Science@Sundance highlights movies that excel at using art and storytelling to engage their audiences in important science-related issues.

Utah’s most explosive holiday tradition

The Faraday chemistry lectures entertain and teach.


Robots, tempura-fried tarantulas and science: Unexpected things to associate with competitors on the popular TV show, but those are passions for U robotics professor Steve Mascaro and U alum and entomologist Eric Middleton.


Join the U in celebrating the dedication of the Crocker Science Center on April 20 at 2 p.m.


Get your tickets as the MUSE Project hosts former chief scientist at NASA and author of “Hidden Figures” for keynote presentation on theme year of empowerment.