Be insatiably curious.
“In journeying outward, we explore inward, and by looking inward, we discover the world around us. Each scale is fundamentally connected, and we learn how systems work by exploring those connections.”
—Christopher Hamilton, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Planetary Sciences
Principal Investigator for RAVEN, NASA’s Rover–Aerial
Vehicle Exploration Networks project
OUR COMMITMENT TO EXPLORATION
Driven by wonder and collaboration, we do incredible research that leads to big discovery and impact. We believe in the power of global exploration that inspires new perspectives and thinking. And as a top-20 public research institution, we encourage undergraduate and graduate students to work on life-changing research with faculty. By the time they graduate, they've helped lead missions to different destinations in the solar system or assisted in the development of the quantum internet.
EXPLORATION IN THE NEWS
Take a stroll through the solar system – on the UArizona campus
Eleven plaques have been installed across campus to show the relative sizes and distances of solar system objects. Zarah Brown, a doctoral student at the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, led the project to make space science accessible to people of all ages.
UArizona scientists investigate new frontiers of sound with $30M center
The New Frontiers of Sound Science and Technology Center will focus on topological acoustics, an emerging field in which researchers exploit the properties of sound in ways that could vastly improve computing, telecommunications and sensing.