The Division of Physical Sciences is a crucial cornerstone of UC San Diego’s history — and future. Our faculty in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mathematics, and Physics fuel our powerful engine for innovation and discovery. Inherently interdisciplinary, we usher fundamental discoveries into practical applications in partnership with our colleagues in life sciences and engineering.
Our grand vision demands the vitality of a diverse community of faculty and students whose experiences inspire novel, creative exploration as we advance scientific understanding and improve life on our planet. Our aspirations include initiative-specific research that gives students hands-on experiences and our cross-campus partnerships will improve our performance.
Fueling discovery means investing in opportunities to sustain our people and programs. Philanthropy enhances boundary-breaking research as we expand the frontiers of scientific discovery and address complex challenges facing our global society in five key areas: Protecting Planet Earth, Foundations of Data Science, Physical Biosciences, Materials Chemistry and Physics, and Exploring the Cosmos.