Science

Q&A: Space round table to bring new topics to campus

Stephen Fleming hosts monthly round tables centered around space, as part of a series he started in 2017. Fleming is the vice president of Strategic Business Initiatives at the University of Arizona and has played a crucial role in bringing the space community together in the Tucson area.  Read more

Graduate student's research challenges understanding of cellular sleep

Kotaro Fujimaki, a graduate student of molecular and cellular biology at the University of Arizona, challenged science’s understanding of the relationship between cellular sleep and the irreversible, coma-like state of senescence, which can impair tissue function and contribute to aging, in a recent publication in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  Read more

'Art of Planetary Science' paints the universe

The wonders of the universe are mostly hidden from us, but with the help of scientists and artists alike, we can see what the worlds outside of our own really look like.On the weekend of Nov. 15-17, the University of Arizona’s Lunar & Planetary Laboratory is presenting the sixth annual Art of Planetary Science, an art exhibition that aims to celebrate the “beauty and elegance” of the universe beyond our reach. Read more

Homecoming activities for the the science crowd

  While tailgates, parties, parades and bonfires might be the events most famously associated with Homecoming at the University of Arizona, there is a myriad of events for people looking for a quieter, more scholarly experience. Read more

Q&A: Professor and astronomer receives $875,000 to study supermassive black holes

  University of Arizona Assistant Professor of astronomy Peter Behroozi received a $875,000 grant from the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. The foundation provides funding to scientists who are still within the early stages of their careers as researchers. Behroozi, who also works as an assistant astronomer at the UA's Steward Observatory, will use the money to study supermassive black holes. Read more

Drought research takes over Biosphere 2

An international team of researchers has descended on University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2, sealing off the complex’s rain forest, to conduct a one-of-a-kind study examining the impact of droughts on carbon flow in the ecosystem.   Read more

UA researchers named 'Oscars of Science'

Roll out the red carpet and bring your telescopes; 36 University of Arizona researchers, graduate and undergraduate students were a part of a project that won the 2020 Breakthrough Prize, otherwise known as the “Oscars of Science.” Read more