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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

Commemorating a forty year ban on biological warfare

In the Department of Science & Technology Studies, Brian Balmer, Professor of Science Policy Studies, and Alex Spelling, Research Associate in Cold War History, are working on a project: ‘Understanding Biological Disarmament: The Historical Context of the Biological Weapons Convention’, in conjunction with Dr Caitriona McLeish (University of Sussex), and the Harvard-Sussex Programme.

Published: Mar 31, 2015 4:09:49 PM

Dark matter even darker than once thought

Astronomers using observations from the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory have studied how dark matter in clusters of galaxies behaves when the clusters collide.

Published: Mar 27, 2015 9:31:13 AM

A light touch to reading electron spins

Scientists at UCL have shown a new way of reading electron spins, which eliminates the need for powerful magnetic fields and reduces the reliance on very low temperatures.

Published: Mar 26, 2015 9:49:40 AM

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

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