Physics and Astronomy
The analysis of nature from sub-atomic particles to entire systems of galaxies in order to understand how the world and universe behave.
A branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties, interaction, formation and evolution of celestial objects and the interstellar medium.
Enroll in an interdisciplinary degree program with a strong physics component.
Course listings, outlines, scheduling, websites, and instructors.
Events geared specifically towards undergrads. Check often for updated events.
There are many social activities within the department for undergraduate students, including those run by PASA, and events sponsored by the department.
There are numerous opportunities to perform research in physics, astronomy, and related disciplines. The Junior and Senior Labs offer students opportunities to perform sophisticated experiments and develop laboratory skills, while theoretical modelling can be done using the department's Computer Cluster. The Independent Projects allow students to perform their own research under the guidance of a superverisor.
A number of undergraduate summer opportunities exist for students in order to gain further experience in research.
The Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP) organizes a number of events for undergraduate students including the CUPC, the CAP Lecture Series, the CAP University Prize Exam, and the CAP Best Student Paper Awards.