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Since 1884, professors in the Department of Physics have been at the forefront of expanding the realm of human knowledge through their groundbreaking research, their limitless innovation, and most of all their commitment to educating future scientists and citizens. As teachers, scientists, and mentors, UT Physics faculty have made profound contributions to the lives of thousands of undergraduate and graduate students.

The Department of Physics is proud to partner with alumni, colleagues, and family members to establish endowments to permanently honor the legacy of those Professors who have made such a difference for science, society, and the lives of others. We will use this space to highlight current initiatives being led by alumni, friends, and family to honor a professor who advanced the UT Physics tradition of excellence in science and education.

All of the below Endowment initiatives are driven by alumni, friends, and family members. If you are interested in honoring one of the Physics Professors below who had an impact on your life, please contact the College of Natural Sciences Office of Development at 512-471-3299 or email cnsgiving@austin.utexas.edu.

Thank you for ensuring the legacy of these treasured Physics Professors will continue to make a difference in the lives of future students and scientists.


Professor Jim ThompsonProfessor Jim Thompson
Professor Peter AntoniewiczProfessor Peter Antoniewicz
Professor Austin GleesonProfessor Austin Gleeson
Professors CecileProfessors Cecile DeWitt-Morette and Bryce Dewitt
Professor A. Wilson NoelleProfessor A. Wilson Nolle
GentleProfessor Ken Gentle
Professor BerkProfessor Herbert L. Berk
Professor E. C. George SudarshanProfessor E. C. George Sudarshan