Welcome to Physics & Astronomy
The Physics & Astronomy Department, situated at the heart of North America’s Quantum Valley, Canada’s technology hub, is located an hour south-west of Toronto. Waterloo is like no other place in the world to study physics. Come to Waterloo to study quantum information, holographic landscapes, and supermassive black holes. Create exotic materials, study laser optics, and build bio-sensors. The Physics & Astronomy department is your link to the Institute of Quantum Computing and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics.
Join our community. Study with some the best physicists in the world.
Be inspired. Inspire us.
Come to Waterloo!
- Oct. 18, 2017
- Sep. 18, 2017
Quantum machine learning and artificial intelligence, quantum-safe cryptography, and simulation of quantum systems all rely on the power of quantum computing.
- Sep. 14, 2017
At an announcement earlier today at the Waterloo Innovation Summit, Physics and Astronomy Professor Raymond Laflamme was named the Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis “John von Neumann” Chair in Quantum Information at the University of Waterloo.
- Oct. 24, 2017
Department of Social Development Studies
Renison University College
- Oct. 25, 2017
Astronomy Lunch Series
Institute for research on exoplanets
Université de Montréal
- Oct. 27, 2017
Corey Rae McCrae
Department of Physics & Astronomy and Institute for Quantum Computing