In June 2012, the world learned that the Higgs boson might have been found. For a number of UA researchers who had a hand in the ATLAS experiment’s design at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, decades of hard work had come to fruition.
As associate director of K-12 education at the University of Arizona’s Biosphere 2 facility, Matt Adamson works with students and educators of all ages. Adamson takes us on a tour of this unique facility and explains some of the history, the community connections and the big science going on at Biosphere 2.
Thanks to Jon Njardarson, Ph.D., associate professor in the department chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Arizona, organic chemistry students now have a new learning tool in their back pocket. Literally.
A short decade ago, climate science was “a curiosity-driven enterprise,” researching interesting questions, such as what controls hurricanes or tornadoes. Today, scientists are pushing to learn about topics that have become essential for human survival.
From the Shroud of Turin to the Dead Sea Scrolls, the UA Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory has had the honor of dating some of the most intriguing, most mysterious texts in history. UA dating expert Greg Hodgins was brought in to answer at least one riddle of one of the most baffling books ever found.
After graduating from the University of Arizona with a degree in astronomy and physics in the 1990s, Adam Block became one of the world’s foremost astrophotographers. He captures spectacular images of distant galaxies, nebulae and dying stars and brings astronomy into terms laypeople can understand at the UA's Mt. Lemmon SkyCenter.
What if we had a better understanding of the North American monsoon and how it affected the soil, invasive and native plants and fire cycles? The powerful winds that give rise to spectacular late summer storms in the desert southwest also drive changes in the region’s ecology.