Topic: College of Natural Sciences

Caffarelli Receives 2018 Shaw Prize in Mathematics

May 14, 2018
Luis Caffarelli

Professor Luis Caffarelli received one of the world’s biggest prizes for mathematics, the 2018 Shaw Prize in Mathematical Sciences, which includes $1.2 million.

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Anti-Alcoholism Drug Shows Promise in Animal Models

May 3, 2018

Scientists at The University of Texas at Austin have successfully tested in animals a drug that, they say, may one day help block the withdrawal symptoms and cravings that incessantly coax people with alcoholism to drink.

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Creating Star Stuff on Earth

April 19, 2018

With a new $7 million grant, astrophysicists will re-create the physical environment inside white dwarf stars, helping reduce uncertainties about the sizes and ages of these super-dense objects.

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Great Barrier Reef Can Survive for Another Century

April 19, 2018
Staghorn Coral

They're still under threat from global warming, but corals in the Great Barrier Reef have enough genetic variation to survive for at least another century, or more than 50 years longer than previous estimates have suggested.

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Paul Goldbart Named Dean of the College of Natural Sciences

April 12, 2018
Paul Goldbart

UT Austin has named Paul Goldbart the next dean of the College of Natural Sciences. His appointment will begin Aug.1, and he will hold the Robert E. Boyer Chair in Natural Sciences.

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