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

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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.

The wetlands of the Camargue, France. Image copyright Josef Grunig and used under a Creative Commons licence
Gift announcement
The MAVA Foundation has given a £1.14 million grant to Cambridge’s Department of Zoology to support its 'Conservation Evidence' project.
Laser laboratory in the Department of Chemistry
Gift announcement
Gift from The Frances and Augustus Newman Foundation for new laboratory in the Department of Chemistry – The Sir Rodney Sweetnam Laboratory for Micro and Nanoscale Biomedical Science.