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First Results from the Event Horizon Telescope

At 9am EDT on April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) team and the National Science Foundation held a press conference. They announced the first results of the supermassive black hole imaging done by using radio telescopes joined as an almost-Earth-sized telescope. Speakers at the press conference were NSF Director France A. Cordova, EHT Director Sheperd Doeleman (Center for Astrophyiscs | Harvard & Smithsonian), Associate Professor Dan Marrone (The University of Arizona), Associate Professor Avery...

Professor Lucy Ziurys Appointed Regents' Professor

UA Professor of  Biochemistry/Chemistry and Astronomy Lucy Ziurys has been appointed to be a Regents' Professor.  The article linked below summarizes some of her many accomplishments, notably her laboratory and observational work on molecules of astrophysical interest. Regents' Professors are a major honor in the State of Arizona University system: they can be no more than 3% of the tenured and tenure-line professors at each of UA and ASU and NAU.  Professor Ziurys joins Professors Roger Angel, W. David Arnett, Xiaohui Fan, George Rieke, Marcia Rieke and Peter Strittmatter as Regents' Professors in our Department. You can read the UA News article HERE.

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