Topic: Universe

Simulating the universe for movie fans

Oct. 7, 2011
Simulating the universe for movie fans

Astronomy Professor Volker Bromm talks about the cosmic dark ages, first light and how his research was tapped for the film "Tree of Life."

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Black holes and starry skies

May 12, 2011
Black holes and starry skies

How do you measure a black hole? In this video Astronomy Professor Karl Gebhardt weighs in on the cosmic matter.

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Get a peek at the Giant Magellan Telescope

Feb. 18, 2011

The University of Texas at Austin is part of a group of institutions working together to build the Giant Magellan Telescope. See the telescope in action in this animation.

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University of Texas at Austin Signs Agreement for Giant Magellan Telescope

Feb. 6, 2009

The University of Texas at Austin has joined with eight other astronomical research organizations from three continents in signing the Founders' Agreement to construct and operate the 25-meter Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) at Las Campanas Observatory in the Andes Mountains of Chile.

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Most powerful laser creates phenomena of universe in University of Texas at Austin laboratory

Jan. 12, 2009

Really Extreme Science: Todd Ditmire leads the way into his new laboratory below Robert Lee Moore Hall. He jiggles a key into a lock and swings open the door to a subterranean chamber worthy of a James Bond villain--if the villain were a university professor trying to do world-class research on a limited budget.

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