Physical sciences

Physical sciences

  • Cavendish Laboratory: physics of medicine
    Cavendish Laboratory: physics of medicine
  • Centre for Mathematical Sciences by twilight
    Centre for Mathematical Sciences
  • Department of Physics
    Department of Physics
  • Telescopes
    Astrophysics

With its outstanding track record in research and teaching, the School of the Physical Sciences is home to some of the world's most important work in astronomy, chemistry, earth sciences, geography, materials science, physics, and pure and applied mathematics.

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Cambridge owes its world-leading excellence in research and teaching to the generosity of its supporters. Our history is synonymous with a history of far-sighted benefaction, and the same is as true today as it has ever been.

An Eastern Blue Groper (Achoerodus viridis). Image copyright Sylke Rohrlach
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A Cambridge alumna has given a 'birthday present' to the Department of Zoology, as it celebrates 150 years of zoology at the University.
A laboratory scientist
Gift announcement
Established as a charity in 1920, the Evelyn Trust makes grants to support medical research and health and wellbeing projects in Cambridgeshire. The Trust is particularly interested in research projects that have the potential to deliver transformational change, such as demonstration or pilot projects.