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Read the latest news from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin

Accolades

Mathematics’ Highest Prize Awarded to Luis Caffarelli

He is the first Latin American mathematician to receive the award and the second since 2019 from UT Austin.

Luis Caffarelli in a collared shirt standing in an outdoor courtyard on the UT Austin campus

Features

UT Austin a Key Player in Science’s Hottest Research Areas for 2023

Researchers at UT Austin are involved in some of the most exciting areas of science and driving groundbreaking discoveries and technologies that impact our world.

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Research

Hobby-Eberly Telescope Reveals Galaxy Gold Mine in First Large Survey

Astronomers have barely scratched the surface of mapping the nearly endless stars and galaxies of the heavens.

The Hobby-Eberly Telescope is lit from within at dusk as clouds loom in the background

Research

Urban Gardens Are Good for Ecosystems and Humans

Traditionally, it has been assumed that cultivating food leads to a loss of biodiversity and negative impacts on an ecosystem.

urban garden featuring plants and raised beds

UT News

AI Master’s Program Launches With Ability to Serve Thousands

Just as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning emerge as the fastest-growing in-demand skill sets in the global workforce, The University of Texas at Austin...

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Research

More Charge Acceptors aren’t Necessarily Better for Solar Cells

Adding charge acceptors can slow electron transfer in some light-activated materials

solar panels

Research

How a CRISPR Protein Might Yield New Tests for Many Viruses

How a CRISPR Protein Might Yield New Tests for Many Viruses

A protein holds open the two strands of a DNA double helix

Podcast

Right Place, Right Time

Like the Hubble Space Telescope before it, the James Webb Space Telescope has the potential to change the course of astronomy and inspire a new...

The image is divided horizontally by an undulating line between a cloudscape forming a nebula along the bottom portion and a comparatively clear upper portion. Speckled across both portions is a starfield, showing innumerable stars of many sizes. The smallest of these are small, distant, and faint points of light. The largest of these appear larger, closer, brighter, and more fully resolved with 8-point diffraction spikes.

Research

Health Benefits of Wind Power Rely on Which Fossil Fuel Plants It Replaces

Health benefits of using wind energy instead of fossil fuels could quadruple if the most polluting power plants are selected for dialing down, new study...

Row of wind turbines at sunset

UT News

Doctors and Patients Have a New Tool to Aid in Conversations About Diet

Physicians will be able to get assistance from a new artificial intelligence system designed by nutrition researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

A doctor talks to a patient as both are smiling