Topic: Karl Gebhardt

2012 Retrospective: Looking Back on a Historic Year

Dec. 20, 2012

2012 has been quite a year on the Forty Acres: two national championships, a new med school on the way and major research achievements, for starters. Read on for more.

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Massive Black Hole Devours Headlines

Dec. 3, 2012
Massive Black Hole Devours Headlines

Astrophysicist Karl Gebhardt made international headlines in late November with the discovery of the largest black hole in the universe, a behemoth that's 17 billion times heavier than the Sun.

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University of Texas at Austin Supercomputing Center to Receive $10 Million in Private Funding

Feb. 21, 2012

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin today announced it has received a commitment of $10 million from the O'Donnell Foundation to advance data-driven science, also called data-enabled or data-intensive science.

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Astronomer Honored by The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas

Jan. 12, 2012

In recognition of his discoveries regarding the formation of black holes and galaxies, astronomer Karl Gebhardt will receive the 2012 Edith and Peter O'Donnell Award in Science from The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas (TAMEST).

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Pair of Black Holes 'Weigh In' at 10 Billion Suns, the Most Massive Yet

Dec. 5, 2011

A team of astronomers including Karl Gebhardt and graduate student Jeremy Murphy of The University of Texas at Austin have discovered the most massive black holes to date two monsters weighing as much as 10 billion suns and threatening to consume anything, even light, within a region five times the size of our solar system.

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