April 12, 2018
Dear UT community,
I am excited to announce Paul Goldbart will be the next dean of the College of Natural Sciences, effective Aug. 1, 2018.
Dean Goldbart, a distinguished physicist, comes to UT Austin from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he currently serves as dean of the College of Sciences. As dean at Georgia Tech, he advanced research and teaching efforts in mathematics and sciences, elevated the Institute's national and international visibility, enhanced and diversified undergraduate programming and led efforts to invest in research infrastructure and core facilities.
Dean Goldbart earned his undergraduate degree in physics and theoretical physics from Cambridge University, a master’s degree in physics from UCLA, and his doctoral degree in condensed matter theory from Imperial College London. A distinguished researcher, his work primarily focuses on the physics of condensed matter, exploring how the large-scale features of matter emerge. His research has also contributed to other fields, including: mesoscopic physics, quantum entanglement and chaos, ultracold gases and nano-superconductivity, as well as law and economics. He currently serves as a trustee of the Aspen Center for Physics.
The College of Natural Sciences is widely recognized as one of the top science colleges in the world and Dean Goldbart is an excellent fit to lead and build upon its success. His leadership style is collaborative and transparent, and he knows how to build and strengthen connections spanning disciplines. He is also deeply committed to enhancing diversity and inclusivity for students, faculty and staff, and his focus on these efforts will be a tremendous benefit for the university community.
I am confident we have selected a fantastic leader and colleague in Dean Goldbart.
Please join me in welcoming him to the UT Austin community.
Executive Vice President and Provost
The University of Texas at Austin