News: Mathematics

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Alumnus Helped Usher in Age of Personal Computing and Guide Lunar Astronauts Home

Bob O'Rear said his time in graduate school on the Forty Acres made a huge mark on his career for introducing him to astrophysics and...

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Meet Six Incredible Women from UT Austin Science History

From the first woman mathematician inducted into the National Academy of Science to an astronomer who helped us understand how galaxies evolve, the women of...

Illustration of the six women in the article by Jenna Luecke.


Charles Fraser Mends Little Hearts

Charles Fraiser, former Surgeon-in-Chief at Texas Children's Hopital in Houston, now works at UT Austin's Dell Medical School and talks about his career.

A young boy looks at a mechanical heart pump, as a doctor in white coat watches


Three Members of Natural Sciences Recognized for Teaching Excellence

The honor rewards excellence in teaching by recognizing tenured faculty members who have continuously provided significant contributions to education throughout their career, especially at the...

Volker Bromm, Philip Uri Treisman and Lorenzo Alvisi


Visualizing Science 2015: Beautiful Images From College Research

As part of a continuing tradition, we invited faculty, staff and students in the College of Natural Sciences community to send us images this past...

A map of DNA fragments sequenced from the Gulf of Mexico dead zone. The dead zone is an area of low oxygen in the Gulf. Each square is a different DNA fragment from the water. The colored groupings—based on similar DNA sequence composition—represent genomes of newly discovered species that are important to the ecosystem.


Hooray for Pi Day

Pi plays a central role in the research of scientists and mathematicians at UT Austin.

A pi symbol


Graduate Student Sisters Among Growing Trend Toward More Women in Math

With the most recent Fields Medal, the major award for math, going to a woman for the first time, more attention than usual has been...

Milica and Maja Taskovic


Eight Natural Sciences Faculty Receive 2013 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards

The awards program is one of the nation's largest monetary teaching recognition programs in higher education, honoring outstanding performance in the classroom and dedication to...

Regents Award


Mathematician Luis Caffarelli Wins Wolf Prize

Each year the Wolf Foundation awards $100,000 in up to six fields.

Portrait of a man