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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/.

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Recent Submissions

  • Pressure gradients fail to predict diffusio-osmosis. 

    Liu, Yawei; Ganti, Raman; Frenkel, Daniel (IoP, 2018-04-25)
    We present numerical simulations of diffusio-osmotic flow, i.e. the fluid flow generated by a concentration gradient along a solid-fluid interface. In our study, we compare a number of distinct approaches that have been ...
  • The ecology of rape: the case of Stockholm, Sweden 

    Ceccato, Vania; Li, Guangquan; Haining, Robert Pattrick
    The objective of this article is to report the results of an ecological study into the geography of rape in Stockholm, Sweden using small area data. In order to test the importance of factors indicating opportunity, ...
  • Efficient Nonparametric Bayesian Inference For X-Ray Transforms 

    Monard, François; Nickl, Richard; Paternain, Gabriel Pedro
    We consider the statistical inverse problem of recovering a function $f: M \to \mathbb R$, where $M$ is a smooth compact Riemannian manifold with boundary, from measurements of general $X$-ray transforms $I_a(f)$ of ...
  • Unconventional Fermi surface in insulating SmB6 and superconducting YBa2Cu3O6+x probed by high magnetic fields 

    Hsu, Yu-Te (2018-10-20)
    Fermi surface, the locus in momentum space of gapless low-energy excitations, is a concept of fundamental importance in solid state physics. Electronic properties of a material are determined by the long-lived low-energy ...

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