News: Mathematics

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

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UT Celebrates the Life of Jim Vick

The University of Texas at Austin is mourning the death of the late vice president for student affairs and legendary mathematics professor emeritus.

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UT Mourns Pioneer of Computational Mechanics and Founder of Oden Institute

J. Tinsley Oden, the founder of computational mechanics and first director of UT’s related institute, has died.

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Starbird, Martines and Dillig Selected for Texas 10 Recognition

Three faculty members in the College of Natural Sciences were chosen for an honor given by The Alcalde.

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Uri Treisman Concludes His Time as Dana Center Executive Director

The mathematician who has led the center since 1987 recently announced a transition at the Charles A. Dana Center.

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UT Austin Mathematician Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Cameron Gordon, a mathematician known for his research on knots, was elected to the country’s most prestigious scientific organization.

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U.S. News Ranks UT Austin Among Best in U.S. for Graduate Studies

The 2023-2024 rankings have updated information for computer science, math, physics and chemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. All have top-10 ranked specialties...

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Amazon Teams Up With UT To Establish New Science Hub

This is the sixth Amazon Science Hub to date. Its focus includes visual technology, robotics and algorithms.

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NSF Awards Graduate Research Fellowships to 23 UT Natural Sciences Students

Dozens of graduate and undergraduate students of UT Austin's College of Natural Sciences were honored this year by the National Science Foundation.

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In a Rare Occurrence, UT Austin Professors Each Snag the ‘Nobel Prizes’ of Their Fields in the Same Year

Two UT Austin faculty members Luis A. Caffarelli and Bob Metcalfe snagged the Nobel Prize equivalents of in mathematics and computing on the same day.

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Award-winning Math Faculty Member Bill Wolesensky is Outstanding in his Field

The lifelong farmer and award-winning math teacher discusses how math changed him and how it can change the world.

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