Traveling through space with a giant telescope
The UA's Steward Observatory Mirror Lab has unveiled the third of seven mirrors for the Giant Magellan Telescope. Once it's completed – slated for 2022 – the GMT will be the world's largest telescope and have 10 times the strength of the Hubble Space Telescope. From its perch atop a remote mountaintop in Chile, the GMT will help answer some of humanity’s most fundamental questions, including whether life exists on other planets.
Carey Earns Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year Award
UA junior running back Ka'Deem Carey has been named the 2013 Pac-12 Conference Offensive Player of the Year, the first-ever Arizona player to receive the honor. Carey is Arizona's all-time career rushing leader with 4,070 yards and is currently the nation's No. 2 rusher with 156 yards per game. (Photo courtesy of Arizona Athletics)
Five UA Faculty Members to Share Big Ideas at TEDx Tucson
Big data. Optimism. Spaces, emotions and health. UA faculty members will speak about these topics and more during the fourth annual TEDx Tucson conference on Dec. 6. UA speakers will give five of seven presentations at the conference, which is dedicated to sharing "ideas worth spreading."
A Living Desert Underground
UA researchers have discovered a surprisingly diverse ecosystem of microbes in a limestone cave that are eking out a living from not much more than drip water, rock and air. The discovery not only expands our understanding of how microbes manage to colonize every niche on the planet, but also could lead to applications in areas ranging from environmental solutions to drug development.
Three UA Faculty Members Inducted as Regents' Professors, Two as Distinguished Professors
In recognition of the significant impact they have made in their fields, UA faculty members Hsinchun Chen, Xiaohui Fan and Neal R. Armstrong have been named Regents' Professors. For their long commitment to teaching, Eric A. Betterton and Charles W. Scruggs have been named University Distinguished Professors.