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Alumna Lisa Piccirillo Solves Famous 50-year-old Math Problem

Alumna Lisa Piccirillo Solves Famous 50-year-old Math Problem

Image courtesy of Ian MacLellan.

During her graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin, Lisa Piccirillo solved a problem that had bedeviled mathematicians for five decades. Her discovery, published in the Annals of Mathematics, excited the math world and drew coverage from The Boston Globe, The Washington Post, Quanta, Popular Mechanics and more.

Physicists Take Photonic Topological Insulators to the Next Level

Topological insulators, a state of matter that was only discovered in the past decade, may enable dramatic advances in quantum computing and spintronics.

Mathematics Faculty Receive $2.5 Million Grant to Advance Education in Geometry and Topology

The award will enhance the training of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral researchers.

On the Birth of Magnetism in the Universe

On the Birth of Magnetism in the Universe

Physicist Swadesh Mahajan may have identified a mechanism that can explain the origin of magnetic fields in the universe.