About Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

About Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

The NSF Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences consists of the Divisions of Astronomical Sciences, Chemistry, Materials Research, Mathematical Sciences, and Physics, as well as the Office of Multidisciplinary Activities. These organizations comprise the basic structure for MPS support of research and education. The MPS Divisions support both disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities and partner with each other and with other NSF Directorates in order to effectively encourage basic research across the scientific disciplines.

Mission of the Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences (MPS)

The mission of MPS is to harness the collective efforts of the mathematical and physical sciences communities to address the most compelling scientific questions, educate the future advanced high-tech workforce, and promote discoveries to meet the needs of the Nation.



Home Page Image Credits:

Protons Being Flipped, Gwendal Kervern, University of Lyon

Interior of a Supermassive Star, Ke-Jung Chen, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Collision of two black holes, Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) Project