The School of the Physical Sciences is one of six Schools making up the academic work of the University. It covers Astronomy, Chemistry, Earth Science, Geography, Materials Science and Metallurgy, Mathematics and Physics. The School’s aim is to contribute to our understanding of the physical world through excellence in observational, theoretical and experimental science and to extend quantitative, qualitative and combined methodologies to address problems in the fields of biology, technology, medicine, social science and the humanities. In pursuit of these goals, the School coordinates objectives in research, teaching, and infrastructure.

Find out more about the School of the Physical Sciences at http://www.physsci.cam.ac.uk/.

### Sub-communities within this community

• #### Cambridge eScience Centre (CeSC)

Part of the Centre for Scientific Computing; aims to coordinate and maintain CamGrid, to enable new scientific advances by using novel computing paradigms, and to develop new generic Grid-based tools
• #### Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP)

Carries out research of world-class excellence in a broad range of subjects across applied mathematics and theoretical physics

• #### Department of Earth Sciences

Research across the whole spectrum of the Earth Sciences, including the areas of Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mineral Sciences, Petrology, Palaeontology, Vulcanism, Marine Sciences, and Palaeoceanography

• #### Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy

Includes research in the field of biomedical materials, in parallel with historically strong activities in the development of structural materials and processes, and of device materials

### Recent Submissions

• #### Reactions of Trimethylaluminium: Modelling the Chemical Degradation of Synthetic Lubricants ﻿

(Wiley, 2017-01-01)
In investigating and seeking to mimic the reactivity of trimethylaluminium (TMA) with synthetic, ester-based lubricating oils, the reaction of methyl propionate $\textbf{1}$ was explored with 1, 2 and 3 equivalents of the ...
• #### Population exposure to hazardous air quality due to the 2015 fires in Equatorial Asia. ﻿

(Nature Publishing Group, 2016-11-16)
Vegetation and peatland fires cause poor air quality and thousands of premature deaths across densely populated regions in Equatorial Asia. Strong El-Niño and positive Indian Ocean Dipole conditions are associated with an ...

• #### In silico target prediction for elucidating the mode of action of herbicides including prospective validation ﻿

(Elsevier, 2017-01-01)
The rapid emergence of pesticide resistance has given rise to a demand for herbicides with new mode of action (MoA). In the agrochemical sector, with the availability of experimental high throughput screening (HTS) data, ...