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The Mathematical Physics plan

Advanced mathematical methods are increasingly important in basic and applied research in physics, helping to drive exciting developments in both technology (for example, quantum optics and nanotechnology) and fundamental physics (for example cosmology and quantum information theory). The Department of Applied Mathematics, in collaboration with the Department of Physics, has therefore introduced an undergraduate program entitled "Mathematical Physics".

 Achim Kempf, Professor and Canada Research Chair in the Physics of Information explains studying the Big Bang.

The program offers an integrated set of courses in mathematics and physics, leading to the BMath Honours Degree or the BSc Honours Degree. We also offer opportunities for summer undergraduate research terms, with the possibility of working with researchers in the Institute of Quantum Computing and the Perimeter Institute.

If your interests are focused on the theoretical/mathematical side of physics then this is the program for you.

Andromeda galaxy

Quantum fluctuation

Carbon nanotubes

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