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The Greatest Show in Classical Physics

The Greatest Show in Classical Physics
Glowing electric pickles, flaming money, and flying toilet paper help the Physics Circus at The University of Texas at Austin teach science to non-physicists.   Tess Bernard demonstrates what happens when air in a balloon is cooled in liquid nitrogen. Made up of a team of physics graduate students, the traveling show visits local s...

Abundance Flourishes in Hanna Shoal

Abundance Flourishes in Hanna Shoal

Earlier this year, when President Barack Obama said a 1.3 million-acre marine area in Alaska would be off limits for future oil and gas drilling, it sparked the interest of a researcher who has worked in that region for nearly four decades.

Physicist Recognized for Teaching Excellence

Physicist Recognized for Teaching Excellence

A professor in the College of Natural Sciences has been named to the University of Texas at Austin's respected Academy of Distinguished Teachers for 2015.

First Doctoral Degree at UT Awarded 100 Years Ago

First Doctoral Degree at UT Awarded 100 Years Ago

In 1915, The University of Texas at Austin awarded its first Ph.D. ever to zoologist Carl Gottfried Hartman. Hartman would go on to become one of the most renowned researchers in mammalian embryology and reproduction, impacting the understanding of reproduction, fertility and contraception in humans.

CNS Undergraduates Rack Up Research Awards

CNS Undergraduates Rack Up Research Awards

Last week, the College of Natural Sciences celebrated undergraduate student research at the Undergraduate Research Forum.

More of What to Know as Moore's Law Turns 50

More of What to Know as Moore's Law Turns 50

A special lecture and a snapshot of some of the research pertaining to advances in computer chip technology acknowledge this month's 50th anniversary of Moore's Law.

Chemists Develop Technique to Detect Single Viruses

Chemists Develop Technique to Detect Single Viruses

Chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a laboratory technique that can detect single viruses floating in a solution of water. A version of the technique had previously been demonstrated for metals and other inorganic materials, but this is the first time it's been demonstrated on biological samples.

Happy 25th Anniversary, Hubble Space Telescope

Happy 25th Anniversary, Hubble Space Telescope

Abell 1703, a gravitational lensLike a newborn's foggy vision slowly coming into focus, the Hubble Space Telescope has enabled humanity to see more clearly than ever before the world beyond our noses, a cosmos of contradictions: incandescent and quiescent, violent and benevolent, chaotic and orderly.

Two Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Two Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences announced this week the election of two new members from The University of Texas at Austin—mathematician Björn Engquist and biochemist George Georgiou.

Married Mathematicians Win Prestigious CAREER Awards

Married Mathematicians Win Prestigious CAREER Awards

An assistant professor in the Department of Mathematics has received a prestigious Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation, making him the second member of his department — and his household to win the award in the last year.