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

• #### Towards Radiative Transitions in Charmonium ﻿

We present preliminary calculations towards radiative transitions in charmonium using anisotropic $\textit{Nf}$=2+1 dynamical ensembles generated by the Hadron Spectrum Collaboration. With the use of newer technologies we ...
• #### Autophoretic flow on a torus ﻿

(American Physical Society, 2017-03-02)
Phoretic swimmers provide new avenues to study nonequilibrium statistical physics and are also hailed as a promising technology for bioengineering at the cellular scale. Exact solutions for the locomotion of such swimmers ...

• #### Generating synthetic fjord bathymetry for coastal Greenland ﻿

(Copernicus Publications, 2017-02-01)
Bed topography is a critical boundary for the numerical modelling of ice sheets and ice-ocean interactions. A persistent issue with existing topography products for the bed of the Greenland Ice Sheet and surrounding sea ...