Welcome to UA research

Researchers and scholars at the University of Arizona ask the big questions that generate the important answers. As one of the Top 20 public research universities in the nation, the University combines excellence in research with an outstanding classroom experience for our students—in an environment of creativity and innovation. Our role in the Office for Research & Discovery is to provide our researchers and students with the tools and resources that they need to be creative, to ask the important questions that lead to the important answers. — Kimberly Andrews Espy, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Research


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The University of Arizona is ranked #1 in observational, theoretical and space astronomy programs in the nation, so with “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” coming to theaters this month, our researchers are leading conversations about the science and tech in the franchise.

Through the #StarWarsScience series, UA researchers hope to inspire imaginations and creative problem-solving in the next generation of “Star Wars” fans.

Join the conversation #StarWarsScience