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UA Physicists Help Hunt Down Higgs Boson

UANews | March 7, 2012
Physicists are closing in on the subatomic particle known as the Higgs boson, according to new research from an international team that includes two UA physicists. Finding the Higgs boson would be a key validation of what's known as the Standard Model – physicists' explanation of how the universe works.

Watching Out for Asteroids Headed Our Way

UANews | March 6, 2012
NASA is awarding $4.1 million to the Catalina Sky Survey to upgrade its search capabilities for near-Earth objects – asteroids that might cross the Earth's path someday. The UA-based program was the first to discover an asteroid on an inbound trajectory.

Oldest UA Grad Recalls Time at School

UANews | March 5, 2012
Jess Root, along with four dozen other centenarians, was honored on Arizona's 100th birthday in February. Root graduated with a degree in chemistry from the UA in 1934 and went on to become a teacher and a business owner.

UA Offering Math Training for Teachers in Three Counties

UANews | March 5, 2012
A group of 140 elementary and middle school teachers in three Arizona counties will receive professional development training under a new grant-funded project led by faculty members in the UA colleges of education and science.

UA Scientists Bring Research Messages to Washington, D.C.

UANews | March 2, 2012
A new speaker series sends a UA faculty researcher each month to the nation's capital to convey how his or her work is vital to future development. Kimberly Ogden's talk on March 6 will focus on the advantages and challenges of using algae as a source of  biodiesel and jet fuel.

Sailing in a Sea of Microbes

UANews | February 29, 2012
Researchers led by the UA's Matt Sullivan are among the first to dive into the world of viruses drifting through the world's oceans. They are discovering a diversity no one would have dreamed of even a few years ago.