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Mathematical & Physical Sciences

The Faculty of Mathematical and Physical Sciences encompasses the logical, experimental and mathematical study of our Universe. The Faculty is an internationally renowned centre for both theoretical and applied research and a centre of educational excellence.

Front-line research feeds directly into our teaching programmes, and our students benefit from access to first-class laboratory facilities.

News from UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences

Revealed: how bacteria drill into our cells and kill them

A team of scientists has revealed how certain harmful bacteria drill into our cells to kill them. Their study shows how bacterial ‘nanodrills’ assemble themselves on the outer surfaces of our cells, and includes the first movie of how they then punch holes in the cells’ outer membranes.

Published: Dec 2, 2014 4:47:40 PM

UCL and Japan strengthen links in big data science

The UK and Japan are forging new links in the field of big data. As part of this developing strategic partnership, a delegation of leading Japanese data scientists visited the UK last week. In their schedule of meetings with UK universities, government institutions and companies, they spent a day at UCL’s Big Data Institute, to discuss possible areas of future collaboration.

Published: Nov 25, 2014 9:46:05 AM

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Natural Sciences

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The faculty's flagship degree programme, Natural Sciences, combines courses from across the mathematical, physical and life sciences into a single, innovative cross-disciplinary degree.

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Mathematics

The faculty offers a broad range of single-subject science degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our subject areas are:

  • Chemistry
  • Earth Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics & Astronomy
  • Science & Technology Studies
  • Space and Climate Physics
  • Statistical Science

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