Research

Tower Orange for Honda Prize Winner
The Tower will shine orange Tuesday, Jan. 14, to recognize Dr. J. Tinsley Oden who won the prestigious Honda Prize in 2013.
Sherlock Holmes is Alive and Well!
Obsessed with the enigmatic detective? You're not alone. Explore the Ransom Center's extensive collection of vintage Sherlockania, including original manuscripts and Arthur Conan Doyle's personal effects.
8 Honored for Teaching Excellence
The president has awarded eight faculty members the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. The award recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching. Congrats!
The Best of 2013
See the stories, images, tweets, news headlines and videos that cover a remarkable year for Longhorns.
Headliners: One Step Closer to Invisible
UT researchers made headlines for a new invisibility cloak, how to succeed in online learning and Thomas Jefferson's fascination with Islamic culture.
Know - Your connection to a world of ideas
The Tower will shine orange Tuesday, Jan. 14, to recognize Dr. J. Tinsley Oden who won the prestigious Honda Prize in 2013.
Obsessed with the enigmatic detective? You're not alone. Explore the Ransom Center's extensive collection of vintage Sherlockania, including original manuscripts and Arthur Conan Doyle's personal effects.
The president has awarded eight faculty members the President's Associates Teaching Excellence Award for the 2013-2014 academic year. The award recognizes excellence in undergraduate teaching. Congrats!
See the stories, images, tweets, news headlines and videos that cover a remarkable year for Longhorns.
UT researchers made headlines for a new invisibility cloak, how to succeed in online learning and Thomas Jefferson's fascination with Islamic culture.

Recovery Act

The University of Texas at Austin has received $129 million for research through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Research investment includes major pieces of instrumentation, investigations in health, energy, infrastructure and other areas, and expanding supercomputing capabilties.

Read more about the university's research through federal economic Recovery Act funds.

Further Findings Research Blog

Scientists at the University of Texas at Austin’s Institute for Geophysics helped develop a blueprint for a possible future NASA lander mission to Europa, an icy moon of Jupiter that has a global ocean covered by an ice shell.

Europa’s large reservoir of liquid water has long enchanted planetary scientists with the possibility of harboring life. Many experts believe it to be the most likely place in our solar system besides Earth to...

Researchers from the undergraduate level to the Nobel Prize explore, discover and innovate in the arts, humanities and sciences and across disciplinary boundaries. The impact of the university's research ripples through Texas and around the world.

Research Facts

Todd Ditmire and the Petawatt Laser$1.1 billion was awarded in sponsored research over the past two years.

$40 million over the past two years in revenue from the licensing of university technology.

The university runs one of the world's fastest supercomputers and one of the most powerful lasers.

Texas researchers were quickly on-site after the Haiti earthquake and Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

About 800 patents have been awarded to the university.

The university's 17 libraries hold more than nine million volumes.

The Harry Ransom Center displays a Gutenberg bible and the world's first photo.

Quetzalcoatlus, the largest flying creature ever discovered, was found by a university student. A replica is on display at the Texas Memorial Museum.

Research News

Published: April 16


Farmer picking shade grown coffee in Honduras near the town of Trinidad. Photo by Robert Rice.

Published: April 9

This region of the NS1 viral protein binds the host protein DDX21, making it a potential target for new antivirals against the flu virus

Published: April 8

Despite the fact that, compared to full-time faculty, community college part-time faculty have less teaching experience, hold fewer advanced degrees, and are not on a tenure track, they are most often assigned to teach students who require more help, says a new University of Texas at Austin report.

Research Events

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