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Time Reversal: A Simple Particle Could Reveal New Physics

UANews | October 10, 2011
A simple atomic nucleus could reveal properties associated with the mysterious phenomenon known as time reversal and lead to an explanation for one of the greatest mysteries of physics: the imbalance of matter and antimatter in the universe, finds a recent study.

Smarter Toxins Help Crops Fight Resistant Pests

UANews | October 9, 2011
An international collaboration involving researchers at the UA and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México has found that a small genetic manipulation restores the efficacy of crop-protecting toxins derived from bacteria against pest insects that have become resistant.

UA Faculty Part of Major Study of Gulf Oil Spill

UANews | October 7, 2011
Juan M. Restrepo and Shankar C. Venkataramani, faculty members in the UA mathematics department, are part of a research consortium funded at $112.5 million to study the effects of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill that occurred in 2010.

Promising UA Technology Receives Innovation Award

UANews | October 6, 2011
Glaucoma technology developed by UA faculty members is among the inaugural class of 21 projects to garner funding from the National Science Foundation's Innovation Corps, which aims to guide research with commercial potential out of university laboratories and into the marketplace.

Charles P. Sonett: the Legacy of a Pioneering Space Scientist

UANews | October 5, 2011
Charles P. Sonett, a founding faculty member and the first head of the UA's department of planetary sciences, has died at the age of 87. Sonett was involved in spacecraft missions that dramatically advanced our understanding of the solar system and beyond.

UA Alumnus Wins Nobel Prize

UANews | October 5, 2011
Former UA student Brian Schmidt is one of three recipients of the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physics. The award honors a discovery that has rocked our understanding of the cosmos: The universe is expanding at an ever-faster pace.