Researchers in the natural sciences at Stanford are seeking answers to the deepest, most complex questions in the universe in an effort to create the building blocks of a healthier planet and healthier lives.
H&S researchers at the Mathematics Research Center, in collaboration with their colleagues in the schools of medicine and engineering, are contributing to the university’s Initiative on Human Health by developing models for cancer treatments and seeking understanding of the way the brain processes visual images.
Biologists are playing a key role in the multidisciplinary Initiative on the Environment and Sustainability by investigating ocean life, examining global climate change, and helping to create better ways to feed the world.
Scientists at the Stanford Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology are working to unlock the secrets of the origin of the universe, understand how dark matter binds the universe together, and learn why the universe is accelerating.
Through The Stanford Challenge, we are creating exciting new programs to advance teaching and research in the sciences.