Natural Sciences


The natural sciences provide us with methods to investigate and understand ourselves, our world, and the universe, from the subatomic to the cosmic level. As we learn more about our world, we also come to understand our place within it as individuals and as a species. Discoveries in the sciences, often emerging from basic research, transform society as they address everything from disease to global warming.

 Natural Sciences in the News

Scientists craft a semiconductor junction only three atoms thick
Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick. Learn more at UW Today.
Cause of global warming hiatus found deep in the Atlantic Ocean
New research from the University of Washington examines the surprisingly little increase in the average temperature at the Earth's surface, and shows that it is part of a naturally occurring cycle. Learn more at UW Today.

Spotlight

Timeless Discoveries Preserving Wildlife

Timeless Discoveries is a documentary produced by Penny LeGate Productions, which highlights major breakthroughs, groundbreaking research, and practical applications revealed by the scientific community at the College of Arts & Sciences. Hear professors and students as they reveal their challenges and discoveries ranging from the Hepatitis B vaccine to advances in solar energy.

View the Documentary

Natural Sciences Departments and Units

Natural Sciences Centers and Degree Programs

A full list is available on the Natural Sciences Centers page.


 

Divisional Dean Werner Stuetzle
Werner Stuetzle
Divisional Dean of Natural Sciences

Contact: Ivy Mason
Assistant to the Dean
206-543-7045

 Events

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