Course offerings/availability are subject to change, be sure to complete your Graduate Degree Program Form and register early for courses on Quest. 

Contact gwp@uwaterloo.ca if you have any questions/concerns about course offerings, to arrange a reading course or if you require a permission number to register for any of your courses.


Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) course offerings

Please note that you if you are not enrolled in Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) you must get permission from 

  • the Associate Chair of Physics, Graduate Studies, University of Waterloo
  • the Academic Program Director, Perimeter Institute, and
  • your supervisor, and 
  • demonstrate that participating in any PSI course does not create a conflict with any of your other TA or course obligations.

For any questions regarding the scheduling of PSI courses please contact Debbie Guenther (dguenther@perimeterinstitute.ca)


Expected offering cycle

Course Title Notes

Fall term

PHYS 701 Quantum Mechanics 1 annually
PHYS 704 Statistical Physics 1 annually
PHYS 767  Quantum Information Processing  annually
PHYS 781 Fundamentals of Astrophysics odd years
PHYS 782 Fundamentals of Astrophysics 2 (to be added to calendar) even years
PHYS 786 Introduction to General Relativity with Applications to Cosmology odd years

Winter term

PHYS 705 Statistical Physics 2  odd years
PHYS 706 Electromagnetic Theory annually
PHYS 714 Nonlinear Optics even years
PHYS 733 Special Topics in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics annually - topics vary
PHYS 739 Quantum Many Body Physics (to be added to grad calendar) even years
PHYS 747 Optical Electronics odd years
PHYS 751 Clinical Applications of Physics in Medicine annually
PHYS 752 Molecular Biophysics annually
PHYS 785 Introduction to Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology even years
PHYS 787 Cosmology odd years

By request

PHYS 771 Special Lecture and Reading Course reading course
PHYS 773 Special Topics in Physics reading course
PHYS 776  Special Topics in Physics reading course
PHYS 777 Special Topics in Physics reading course
PHYS 788 Special Topics in Astrophysics  
PHYS 789 Special Topics in Astrophysics  
PHYS 790 Special Topics in Gravitation and Cosmology   
PHYS 791 Special Topics in Gravitation and Cosmology   

Other

PHYS 768  Special Topics in Quantum Information Processing annually - topics and term vary
PHYS 702 Quantum Mechanics 2  
PHYS 703 Quantum Field Theory (to be revised in grad calendar) under review
PHYS 708 Applications of Group Theory  
PHYS 709 Green's Function Method  
PHYS 710 Atomic Physics  
PHYS 712 Special Topics in Theoretical Physics  
PHYS 713 Molecular Physics   
PHYS 715 Nuclear Physics  
PHYS 716 Special Topics in Subatomic and Nuclear Physics  
PHYS 717 Intermediate and High Energy Physics  
PHYS 718 Special Topics in Subatomic and Nuclear Physics   
PHYS 730 Liquid State Physics  
PHYS 731 Solid State Physics 1  
PHYS 732 Solid State Physics 2  
PHYS 737 Special Topics in Surface Physics  
PHYS 738 Special Topics in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics  
PHYS 745 Special Topics in Experimental Physics  
PHYS 749 Special Topics in Experimental Physics   
PHYS 754 Special Topics in Biophysics  
PHYS 757  Special Topics in Biophysics  
PHYS 769 Special Topics in Quantum Information Processing  
PHYS 775 Inter-Institution Exchange  
PHYS 784  Advanced techniques in GR and Applications to Black Hole  

Course offerings updated 4 July 2019.