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  • Bob Ring Special to the Arizona Daily Star

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 an…

  • David Wichner Arizona Daily Star

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-…

  • COURTESY OF RESEARCH CORPORATION FOR SCIENCE ADVANCEMENT

Ernest Lawrence, a University of California-Berkeley professor, invented the cyclotron, a type of particle accelerator used in research. His w…

  • COURTESY OF RESEARCH CORPORATION

Grote Reber's work on radio waves was supported by Research Corporation from 1952 to 1973 and led to the invention of radio astronomy.

  • COURTESY OF RESEARCH CORPORATION FOR SCIENCE ADVANCEMENT

Robert Goddard's early work in rocketry was supported by Research Corp. in the 1920s.

  • Submitted Photo Courtesy Researc

founded Research Corp. in 1912.

  • DAVID SANDERS / ARIZONA DAILY STAR

The massive Large Binocular Telescope on Mount Graham opens its mirrors to the setting sun as it begins its nighttime observations of the heavens.