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Oden Institute

Summer School on Quantum Materials

Feliciano Guistino led a week-long workshop for graduate-level students in modern techniques for computational data science and high-performance computing.

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What Will Extreme Weather Events Mean for Texas’s Favorite Bugs?

The answer matters for people, too, given how insects affect whole ecosystems.

A photo of a monarch butterfly on a yellow flower


Texas Field Station Network Catalyzes Collaborations Across Field Sites

The recently announced largest-ever gift to the college is helping to bring new research synergies.

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Bridging Chemistry and Physics on the Path to New Materials

Five questions with Center for Electrochemistry director Michael Rose.

Michael Rose sits between two lab benches on a rolling stool holding a model of a molecule


Graduating Former President of Natural Sciences Council Reflects on Public Health at UT

A Longhorn EMT and honored graduate, Arvind Subramanian looks back on lessons from his Texas Science major.

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UT News

Hartzell in D.C. Seeks Congressional Support of Public AI Research and Workforce Initiatives

University of Texas at Austin AI experts and academic leaders visited the Capitol to highlight how public universities can drive artificial intelligence safety.

Three experts sit in chairs beneath a scree projection about about Army Futures Command and the Strauss Center, while a dean in a bowtie looks on from a nearby lectern.

Weinberg Institute

Postcards from the Field: First Light for a New High-Desert Telescope

High in a Chilean desert, scientists at the Simons Observatory probe the cosmic microwave background for clues about the history of the early universe.

A telescope enclosure sits in front of mountains under a blue sky

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What Can A Total Solar Eclipse Teach Us About Our Universe?

Astrophysicists and astronomers at UT Austin have used these rare phenomena to help answer fundamental questions about our universe.

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Top Prize Image in Visualizing Science Contest Captures Research Tied to the Sun

Ph.D. student Maile Marriott’s submission illustrates the complexities of the “space weather” generated by our sun.

Top Prize Editor’s Choice


Undergraduate Researchers Help Unlock Lessons of Machine Learning and AI

From large language models to brain-machine interfaces, students work with faculty on cutting-edge research.

Four students post on a staircase near a limestone building at UT.