University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Waterloo is amongst the top 100 Physics and Astronomy departments in the world (QS rankings 2020), and is home to a wide range of ground-breaking and award winning research, including the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics.
We are a key part of Waterloo’s burgeoning physics ecosystem that also includes partnering institutes and centers such as the Institute for Quantum Computing, the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology and the Waterloo Center for Astrophysics.
Research in the Department of Physics and Astronomy is in six, often overlapping, research areas.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.