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New Quantum Sensing Center Aims to Transform Disease Diagnostics and Prevention

Mark Raizen is part of a new effort focused on translating discoveries from the physics lab to the clinic.

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Giant Magellan Telescope Expands Global Science Impact with Taiwanese Partner

GMT's consortium expands to 14 institutions with addition of Academia Sinica Institute of Astronomy and Astrophysics.

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Remembering Electrochemistry Pioneer and Texas Science Legend Allen Bard

The 'Father of Modern Electrochemistry' won the National Medal of Science, King Faisal International Prize, Wolf Prize and the Priestly Medal.

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Excavation of Colossal Caverns for Neutrino Experiment Completed

The caverns in Lead, South Dakota, will house the gigantic particle detectors of the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment.

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New Texas Center Will Create Generative AI Computing Cluster Among Largest of Its Kind

UT's powerful artificial intelligence hub has one of the largest GPU computing clusters for AI at a university.

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Two Faculty Members Selected as 2023 ACM Fellows

Computer scientists Aditya Akella and Emmett Witchel have been named 2023 Fellows of the Association for Computing Machinery.

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UT Designates 2024 ‘The Year of AI’

Building on decades-long leadership, UT will prioritize AI research and education throughout the year ahead and put this leadership on display through signature events, new...

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New Decadal Report Maps Out U.S. Priorities in Particle Physics Research

The Particle Physics Project Prioritization Panel (P5) whose participants include a UT physicist delivered recommendations to decision makers.

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The Giant Magellan Telescope’s Final Mirror Fabrication Begins

Together, the mirrors will collect more light than any other telescope in existence, allowing humanity to unlock the secrets of the Universe.

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CDC Taps UT for National Disease Outbreak Response Network

Lauren Ancel Meyers and colleagues will help scale up decision-support tools that were successful in earlier outbreaks for use across jurisdictions.

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