Posts highlighting some of the many articles mentioning College of Natural Sciences faculty and students in the media.
Computer scientist Marijn Heule and his colleagues have solved a decades-old math challenge known as the boolean Pythagorean Triples problem (BPTP) and, in the process, created the largest mathematical proof ever, at a whopping 200 terabytes.
Matt Hersh, a lecturer in the Department of Statistics and Data Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin, recently applied some statistical science to the contentious debate over the impact of ridesharing in Austin.
Collecting data about school discipline encounters involving LGBT students could help policymakers and educators create a safe learning environment for LGBT teens, suggests a new research brief co-authored by Stephen Russell, Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences at UT Austin, in collaboration with the Equity Project at Indiana University.
The Hook, a weekly video series by the Texas Exes alumni association, has covered three CNS research stories in the past couple of months. The research spotlights feature scientists from diverse areas such as computer science and marine biology.
Why do we celebrate Pi, the world's most famous number, every year on Pi Day? Finding the exact value of Pi has fascinated people since ancient times and mathematicians have calculated the irrational number out to more than 13 trillion digits. Lorenzo Sadun, professor of mathematics at The University of Texas at Austin, explains on The Conversation why this number captivates us and how it appears in many unexpected places.
Undergraduate researchers in UT Austin's Freshman Research Initiative (FRI) join the effort to develop a readily available test for the newly spreading Zika virus.
The recent detection of gravitational waves at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), which is partially led by executive director and University of Texas at Austin alumnus David Reitze, has even deeper roots at UT Austin.
Male biology students tended to have 19 times more gender bias when nominating the smartest person in the class as opposed to female students, according to recent research done jointly by Sarah Eddy of the Texas Institute for Discovery Education in Science (TIDES) and Dan Grunspan of the University of Washington.
Recent federal regulations on the labeling of added sugar are a necessary step in combating childhood obesity, writes Jaimie Davis, associate professor of nutritional sciences at the University of Texas at Austin, in the Austin American-Statesman.
The extant blood vessels of a duck billed dinosaur have been discovered and analyzed after 80 million years, in an effort led by Tim Cleland, a postdoctoral Collaborative Opportunities for Research Educators (CORE) fellow at the University of Texas at Austin in the Department of Chemistry.
Bugao Xu, UT Austin professor in the School of Human Ecology, and his research team have developed a detection system for textiles using optical sensors, which garnered the praise and support of the Walmart Foundation, including a $350,000 grant.