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Gamma ray telescope ready for prime time

A new telescope, part of an international effort to develop and build the world’s largest, most sensitive gamma-ray detector, was unveiled to the public Thursday (Jan. 17, 2019) in a ceremony at the Whipple Observatory on Arizona’s Mount Hopkins.

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Steve Carpenter Receives 2018 Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology

The professor emeritus of the Center for Limnology was honored in recognition of his lifetime of research.

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Professor takes on climate change by promoting science literacy through music, art, comics

Throughout his career, Meyers says he has been “driven by research and discovering new things, pursuing big questions in science.” But teaching geology in a way that emphasizes a personal-emotional connection to science, while cultivating critical thinking and scientific literacy, Meyers says: “has been a highlight of my career.”

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Featured Researcher: Melanie Matchett Wood

Professor of Mathematics Melanie Matchett Wood has had a phenomenal year.  

She received the Vilas Early Career Investigator Award by the Provost, was awarded the AWM-Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory by the Association for Women in Mathematics and won a National Science Foundation CAREER grant. And she went from assistant professor to associate professor to full professor in just the last few months.

Congratulations, Melanie!

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