Welcome to Physics & Astronomy

Congratulations to our 2021 graduates.   Receiving a Physics degree in normal times is hard enough.  

I am grateful to you for your perseverance during this long period of upheaval.  Have a great life and career.  Do great things and stay in touch.

To the incoming fall class: have a wonderful summer.  I look forward to meeting you in the fall when things begin to normalize.

Be safe.

Brian McNamara
University Research Chair
Chair, Physics & Astronomy

The Physics & Astronomy department encourages an inclusive, tolerant, respectful, and diverse, intellectual environment

  1. July 16, 2021Shayan Majidy wins prestigious Vanier Scholarship

    Shayan Majidy, a PhD candidate in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, has earned the prestigious Vanier Scholarship award for his research achievements and his work in quantum computing education.

  2. July 16, 2021Pearson Medal Winner: Dr. Laura Henderson

    What can detectors detect?

    We congratulate Laura Henderson, who was awarded the Pearson Medal for her doctoral thesis in Relativistic Quantum Information.  Entitled “What can detectors detect?”, Laura’s thesis advanced our understanding of the relationship between quantum information, space, and time in novel ways.

  3. July 5, 2021IQC researcher wins Dean of Science Award

    The Dean of Science Award honours Master’s students in the Faculty of Science who demonstrate outstanding performance. Speaking with the latest winner, IQC researcher Ryan Ferguson from the Department of Physics and Astronomy, we learned about his award-winning research.

    Congratulations on your Dean of Science Award, Ryan. Let’s start off by talking about your Master’s thesis. What did you research?

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