Exploring knowledge from the sub-atomic to the extra-terrestrial. Teaching and research in the School of Physical Sciences encompasses the fields of chemistry, earth sciences and physics.
Our research includes theoretical understandings of the universe, healthcare and cancer treatments, medical technology and synthetic drug development, renewable energy research, management of the earth’s resources, and investigating how the universe was formed and life evolved.
- Our scientists conduct world-leading research in these disciplines and collaborate with diverse global universities and industry across cutting-edge projects.
- We bring this research experience into the classroom and our study programs prepare students for a diverse range of science and non-science careers. Our students develop deep discipline specific knowledge as well as the skills required for graduate level employment.
- We are one of four schools in the Faculty of Sciences. You will find us at the University of Adelaide’s North Terrace campus.
Harness your curiosity - study with us or join in our research. Let’s work together to discover new perspectives on the universe.
ARC Discovery projects showcase the dynamic breadth of sciences research at the University of Adelaide.
Plant scientists and a geologist from the University of Adelaide are among the world’s most highly cited researchers.
‘What even is the economy?’ Citymag has published a three-part series on ‘how SA makes money and stuff’ featuring several University of Adelaide scientists and science graduates.
Professor Peter Veitch has been awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science for his involvement in one of the greatest scientific discoveries of this century.
The legacy of science alumni and geological research highlighted with new sculpture celebrating our state’s fossil emblem, Spriggina floundersi.
A summary of seminars and events hosted by the Department of Chemistry at the University of Adelaide.
Information session for parents who have children interested in studying science at the University of Adelaide.
Calling all new students planning on joining us in 2021.
About to start a science degree? Join us at North Terrace campus to discover where you will be studying in 2021 and what it's like to be a science student.