Pursuing a deeper understanding of our universe, tackling questions at the intersections of astrophysics, cosmology, gravitational and high-energy physics, and fostering innovation across disciplines.

At the Helm


Scientific leaders in UT Physics guide the Weinberg Institute and its affiliated research centers. 

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Steven Weinberg


Dr. Steven Weinberg, Nobel laureate in physics, stood among the towering minds of theoretical physics in the 20th Century. He and other UT Austin scientists have transformed humanity’s understanding of the universe and its forces.  

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What We Do

Programs & Offerings

Weinberg Institute researchers are combining the predictive power of theoretical research with observational data and cutting-edge computation. 

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Culture & Belonging

Welcoming Community

The Weinberg Institute is a part of the large and diverse College of Natural Sciences, where there is a commitment to offering a welcoming culture. 

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