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Research areas

The Faculty of Science is home to five Departments with over 150 full-time faculty members focusing on research areas spanning nanotechnology to ecosystems to planetary systems. Some of our scientists are also members of Organized Research Units at York University. Below is a listing of our major areas of research within the Faculty of Science, organized by Department.


Biology

Our biologists excel throughout the various fields of study surrounding the biological sciences, with particular strengths in ecology and evolution, molecular and cell biology, and physiology.  

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Chemistry

Our chemists focus on analytical chemistry, atmospheric chemistry, biological chemistry, inorganic chemistry, organic synthesis, and physical and theoretical chemistry. 

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Mathematics & Statistics

Our mathematicians and statisticians focus on applied and industrial mathematics, pure mathematics, statistics, actuarial science, mathematical biology, and mathematics for education.

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Physics & Astronomy

Our physicists and astronomers explore astronomy and astrophysics; atomic, molecular and optical physics; biological physics; chemical and condensed matter physics; high energy and particle physics; and planetary physics.

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Science & Technology Studies

Our researchers in Science & Technology Studies seek to expand our understanding of science and technology by exploring the historical, social, cultural, philosophical, and material dimensions.

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