About the Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
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The Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences creates the foundations in science and mathematics to understand and solve some of our biggest questions of nature today, and create new solutions for tomorrow. Researchers are finding bio-markers for cervical, ovarian and prostate cancer. They are discovering energy solutions through the most natural of systems, photosynthesis. They are forecasting the next earthquakes through complex statistical 3D modeling. They are defining the dark matter that holds the universe together.
The College of Letters and Science is the largest of the schools and colleges, in the UC’s most comprehensive university. The college is made up of three divisions encompassing the broadest offering of disciplines at UC Davis: Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, and Social Sciences. The college’s 650+ faculty members teach the core curriculum for virtually all 23,000 undergraduate students in the university as well as mentoring thousands of graduate students pursuing more than 50 fields of interest in the college.
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