Faculty

Incarcerated students at the Rincon unit of the state prison complex attended a class led by astronomy professor Ed Prather in November. (Photo: Arlene Islas/University Communications)
Dec. 18, 2019
Individuals incarcerated at some units of the Arizona State Prison Complex – Tucson have the opportunity to study astronomy in the University of Arizona Prison Education Program.
Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell, senior vice president for research and innovation, has been elected a 2019 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Nov. 26, 2019
The American Association for the Advancement of Science, the world's largest general scientific society, will honor Elizabeth “Betsy” Cantwell and other inductees at a ceremony in February.
Steven Zylstra, Sandra Watson, Louise Hecker (Photo: Paul Tumarkin/Tech Launch Arizona)
Oct. 31, 2019
At the Governor's Celebration of Innovation Awards, entrepreneurial researchers and friends of the University of Arizona received several awards.
Artist’s impression of the quasar 3C 279, based on observations that included the Submillimeter Telescope, or SMT, in Arizona. Powered by supermassive black holes, quasars are among the brightest objects known. With a mass about one billion times that of the sun, this quasar is so far from Earth that its light has taken more than 5 billion years to reach us. (Image: ESO/M. Kornmesser)
Oct. 15, 2019
Astronomy Prof Peter Behroozi was awarded a Packard Fellowship to get to the bottom of a long-standing mystery: How could supermassive black holes grow so big so quickly after the Big Bang?
John Paul Schaefer
Sept. 19, 2019
The John Paul Schaefer Endowed Chair in Optical Sciences is the fourth of recently announced endowed chairs associated with James C. Wyant's $20 million gift to the Wyant College of Optical Sciences.
Dimitrios Pslatis, EHT project scientist, and Feryal Ozel, lead of the modeling analysis working group, are two of several University of Arizona researchers who contributed to the Event Horizon Telescope project, which was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. (Photo: Bob Demers/UANews)
Sept. 5, 2019
The EHT collaboration, which included UA researchers and students, received a prestigious and lucrative award for producing the first image of a supermassive black hole.
Students participating in the UA’s ASEMS program visit the Xerocraft Hackerspace in Tucson. (Photo: ASEMS)
Aug. 28, 2019
The UA has received a $4.8 million grant from the NSF to provide scholarships and mentor support for Pima Community College students looking to complete STEM degrees at the UA.
Astronomers think that the expansion of the universe is regulated by both the force of gravity, which acts to slow it down, and a mysterious dark energy, which pushes matter and space apart at faster and faster speeds. In this artist's conception, dark energy is represented by the purple grid above and gravity by the green grid below. Gravity emanates from all matter in the universe, even dark matter. (Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech)
Aug. 1, 2019
Two UA astronomers received Early Career Research Awards from the Department of Energy to to investigate the nature of the expanding universe and other dark mysteries.
Michael M.I. Abecassis, MD, MBA
July 18, 2019
Dr. Michael M.I. Abecassis is a world-renowned surgeon, transplant specialist and researcher who brings nearly three decades of clinical and academic experience to the UA.

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