School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences
Visionary solutions for complex problems
Responding to the demand for graduates with quantitative and analytical skills, the School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS) prepares students and researchers to be visionary thinkers, exploring tomorrow’s big challenges today.
With STEMM disciplines continuing to grow at a rapid pace, MAPS sits at a nexus of these fields of study, creating integrated solutions to global problems.
Study mathematics and physical sciences
The School provides a modern, relevant, and comprehensive learning experience, with graduates earning sought-after qualifications that lead to exciting career opportunities.
The School undertakes excellent and impactful research, with our consistently high rankings being one of the strongest contributors towards the University’s international success and recognition.
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Priority Research Centres
- Priority Research Centre for Complex Dynamic Systems and Control
- Priority Research Centre for Computer Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications
- Priority Research Centre for Frontier Energy Technologies & Utilisation
- Priority Research Centre for Organic Electronics
News • 14 Sep 2020
The Isabella and Marcus Foundation passionately and tirelessly raises funds to support research into one of the most aggressive childhood cancers. Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) is a devastating paediatric brain tumour that kills more children than any other disease. Only 10% of children with DIPG survive for 2 years following their diagnosis, and less that 1% survive for 5 years. For promising young University of Newcastle researcher Evie Jackson the hope to change that is what drives her forward every day.
News • 14 Sep 2020
The SMART the community engagement program with the know-how to inspire, inform and involve young people in STEM. For 21 years, the University has been opening young people’s minds to the questions and curiosities of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics program is (STEM) through its ground-breaking SMART (Science, Maths and Real Technology) program.
News • 4 Sep 2020
An exciting new event is taking the science of conservation out of the lab and into the community, using the power of art.
Event • 4 Sep 2020 from 6:00pm - 30 Sep 2020 until 6:00pm
Your Place on the Planet. Come and explore the region’s unique biodiversity through the beautiful collision of the arts and the sciences via our virtual exhibition for Biodiversity month.
Event • 14 Sep 2020 from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Take advantage of this professional development opportunity where you will learn how to utilise the 'lean startup' process and why the Business Model Canvas or the Mission Model Canvas is key to sustainable impact.
Event • 16 Sep 2020 from 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Join us for this three part series, providing information and practical advice for engaging with Industry and/or end-users.