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Natural Sciences

Our science departments are committed to creating and disseminating new knowledge in their fields by combining research and teaching, a principle devised by Wilhelm von Humboldt in the early 1800s, and followed by research universities today throughout the world.

Our 200 faculty members — including fellows of many learned societies and academies — are engaged in research that spans a broad range from the basic to the applied, from questions about the foundations of quantum mechanics, to the development of cancer cells and the workings of the brain, to work that results in the spin-off of high-technology companies. They share their excitement about their research with their students, training them to become part of the next generation of scientists who will push the frontiers of human knowledge.


These curious kindergartners got as close to bees as a person can without getting stung.
Several CAS students among 17 from UO earning national scholarships to study abroad.
Alyssa Rasmus (Cinema Studies, ’14) is doing video work for Amazon while running her own ...
Seven College of Arts and Sciences faculty are recognized with 2017 Research Excellence Awards.