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A Big Week in Science (Audio)

The first full week of October is like a science-lover's World Series: Each year, the spotlight falls on high-impact science, when day after day, a series of Nobel Prizes and other prestigious awards are announced one after another. [Update: In 2019, a UT Austin faculty member in the Cockrell School of Engineering, John Goodenough, was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry during Science's Big Week.]


October 2018 brought an especially exciting several days for UT Austin's College of Natural Sciences. For the second year in a row, one of the college's alumni (
James Allison) nabbed the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine; just the year before the same award was given to Michael Young. Later that same week, another big announcement came: the MacArthur Foundation announced it had awarded UT Austin chemist Livia Eberlin a MacArthur Fellowship, sometimes called "a genius award."

Point of Discovery bundled several past stories related to exciting science in the news for one "mega recap" episode.

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​Updated: Oct. 9, 2019

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Point of Discovery is a production of the University of Texas at Austin's College of Natural Sciences. You can listen to all our episodes at @point-of-discovery.

Questions or comments about this episode, or our series in general? Email Marc Airhart at mairhart[AT]austin.utexas.edu

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