Mathematical and Physical Sciences

The Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences advances scientific discovery with fundamental expertise and a perspective on today’s biggest questions in science and society. Foundational discoveries at UC Davis lead to the global solutions of tomorrow. Our work in chemistry fosters applications in biology, agriculture, medicine, and the environment. Our research in chemistry and physics yields discovery of materials and processes for new technologies. Our explorations in physics, mathematics and earth and planetary sciences probe the origins of the cosmos and the evolution of planets, including our own Earth. Mathematicians and statisticians make quantitative representations of complex processes to inform every discipline, from economics to engineering. Our search for answers and the knowledge we create seed innovation throughout the planet, far into the next century and beyond.