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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.

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The faculty's flagship degree programme combines science subjects to reflect the high-quality, internationally-leading research undertaken at UCL. Students can investigate a wide range of subjects under guidance from experts in their field.

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Find out about the broad range of single-subject science degrees at undergraduate level covering: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies, Space and Climate Physics, Statistical Science.

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The faculty offers a broad range of single-subject science degrees at postgraduate level covering: Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics, Physics & Astronomy, Science & Technology Studies, Space and Climate Physics, Statistical Science.

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News from UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences

An ultimate speed limit for cooling

How cold can it get? That depends how long you are willing to wait. The third law of thermodynamics, conjectured in 1912 by the Nobel laureate Walter Nernst, states that it takes an infinite time to cool a system to absolute zero – the coldest temperature possible.

Published: Mar 14, 2017 2:15:00 PM

Ancient stardust sheds light on the first stars

A huge mass of glowing stardust in a galaxy seen shortly after the Universe’s formation has been detected by a UCL-led team of astronomers, providing new insights into the birth and explosive deaths of the very first stars.

Published: Mar 8, 2017 11:09:49 AM

World’s oldest fossils unearthed

Remains of microorganisms at least 3,770 million years old have been discovered by an international team led by UCL scientists, providing direct evidence of one of the oldest life forms on Earth.

Published: Mar 1, 2017 6:01:59 PM

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MAPS Research Festival - Global Challenges


The MAPS Faculty Research Festival this year has the theme of Global Challenges. The Festival has been  established as a forum for showcasing the faculty’s research and to provide an opportunity for colleagues to network.

Starts: Apr 12, 2017 2:00:00 PM