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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.
CREATE Program Brings Research Opportunities to Community College Students
Chemists Sean Roberts and Shawn Amorde collaborate to help prepare students for later scientific careers.
As Temperatures Climb, Preschoolers Become Less Physically Active
“Go outside and play”—the time-tested strategy for generations of parents and caregivers ready to see their little ones tuckered out by exercise—may be fading in...
New Simulation Reveals Secrets of Exotic Form of Electrons called Polarons
Feliciano Giustino leads effort to turn computational predictions into new materials
The Brain’s Internal Compass is More Complex Than Once Thought
New details about how the brain senses orientation might lead to earlier Alzheimer’s detection
Mathematics’ Highest Prize Awarded to Luis A. Caffarelli
He is the first Latin American mathematician to receive the award and the second since 2019 from UT Austin.
The Achilles Heel That Could Lead to Universal Coronavirus Treatments
Alone, this target might not be strong enough to directly block infection, but might be used to jump-start or boost an immune response
Invasive Grass in Texas Uses Chemical Warfare to Crowd Out Native Species
An invasive grass causing havoc in Texas and contributing to wildfires packs a one-two wallop against native plants. Guinea grass uses a combination of crowding...
First Images from JWST’s Largest General Observer Program
Mosaic images from the COSMOS-Web program offer a treasure trove of early galaxies
Computer Science Professor Earns Industry Award
Kristen Grauman, a professor in the Department of Computer Science, has been awarded the Edward J. McCluskey Technical Achievement Award by the Institute of Electrical...