This is the first in a five-part occasional series on the 20th century’s most influential movers and shakers in Tucson, according to author and historian Bob Ring. This week features people in business. Later parts will cover politics, arts and entertainment, science and medicine, and sports.
Just after the turn of the 20th century, California scientist
Frederick Gardner Cottrell had a vision of how to help a growing
number of risk-taking scientists develop new technologies for the
Ernest Lawrence, a University of California-Berkeley professor,
invented the cyclotron, a type of particle accelerator used in
research. His work was supported by Research Corporation in
Grote Reber's work on radio waves was supported by Research
Corporation from 1952 to 1973 and led to the invention of radio
Robert Goddard's early work in rocketry was supported by
Research Corp. in the 1920s.
founded Research Corp. in 1912.
The massive Large Binocular Telescope on Mount Graham opens its
mirrors to the setting sun as it begins its nighttime observations
of the heavens.