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Natural Sciences Research

Discovery Without Limits

Our researchers collaborate with colleagues across the University and beyond to explore the most pressing scientific issues of our time, including climate change, cognition, space, and viruses and diseases.

Research Profiles

Dinosaur skeleton in Guyot Hall

Natural Sciences Research

Our renowned physicists delve into the worlds of particles as our astrophysical scientists turn toward the limitless universe. Chemists and biologists explore the inner workings of genes and microorganisms. Geoscientists unravel how the planet formed and behaves, while ecologists and evolutionary biologists expand our understanding of life. Neuroscientists study the complex machinery of the brain as our mathematicians lead their fields with new insights.