Fire restoration work is expected to continue into early November. The main stairwell and office wing on both second and third floors of the Physics building will be closed until necessary repairs to the main stairwell are completed.
Administrative offices have been relocated to PHY 345.

Please contact individual faculty members to request appointments, as many faculty have been relocated during this process.
Please do not cross any caution tapes whilst in the building.

Course schedule

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.

Graduate Studies in Physics course offerings

Fall 2018

PHYS 701 - Quantum Mechanics 1
Tu/Th - 10:00 - 11:30 am
PHYS 704 - Statistical Physics 1
Mo/We - 1:00 - 2:20 pm
PHYS 767 - Quantum Information Processing
Tu/Th - 11:30 am - 12:50pm
PHYS 768 - 001 - Quantum Optics
Tu/Th - 10:00 - 11:30 am
PHYS 768 -002 - Quantum Sensing
Mo/We - 10:00 - 11:30 am
PHYS 771 - Fundamentals of Astrophysics 2
Tu/Th - 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Winter 2019

PHYS 703 - Quantum Field Theory
PHYS 705 - Statistical Physics 2
PHYS 706 - Electromagnetic Theory
PHYS 716 - Special Topics in Subatomic & Nuclear Physics
PHYS 733 - Polymer Physics
PHYS 747 - Optical Electronics
PHYS 751 - Clinical Applications of Physics in Medicine
PHYS 752 - Molecular Biophysics

 
 

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 Director of GSiP, 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)

Fall 2018

PHYS 601- PSI Quantum Field Theory 1
Oct 9 - Nov 2 - 9:00 am
PHYS 602 - PSI Statistical Physics
Oct 9 - Nov 2 - 10:45 am
PHYS 603 - PSI Quantum Field Theory 2
Nov 12-30 - 9:00 am
PHYS 604 - PSI Relativity
Sept 4-21 - 9:00 am
PHYS 605 - Quantum Theory
Sept 4-21 - 10:45 am
PHYS 611 - PSI Condensed Matter Theory
Nov 12-30 - 10:45 am

*Please note that these courses take place in the Winter term, but due to the block nature in scheduling, registration takes place after course completion in the Spring term. 

 
 

Expected offering cycle

Course Title Offerings
PHYS 701 Quantum Mechanics 1 annually - fall term
PHYS 702 Quantum Mechanics 2 last offered - 2012
PHYS 703 Quantum Field Theory (to be revised in grad calendar) under review - next offering W2019
PHYS 704 Statistical Physics 1 annually - fall term
PHYS 705 Statistical Physics 2  odd years - winter term
PHYS 706 Electromagnetic Theory annually - winter term
PHYS 708 Applications of Group Theory last offered - 2006
PHYS 709 Green's Function Method 2014
PHYS 710 Atomic Physics last offered - 2008
PHYS 712 Special Topics in Theoretical Physics last offered - 2012
PHYS 713 Molecular Physics  last offered - 2013
PHYS 714 Nonlinear Optics even years - winter term
PHYS 715 Nuclear Physics last offered - 2015
PHYS 716 Special Topics in Subatomic and Nuclear Physics next offering - W2019
PHYS 717 Intermediate and High Energy Physics last offered - 2011
PHYS 718 Special Topics in Subatomic and Nuclear Physics   
PHYS 730 Liquid State Physics  
PHYS 731 Solid State Physics 1 last offered - 2013
PHYS 732 Solid State Physics 2 last offered - 2007
PHYS 733 Special Topics in Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics annually winter term - topics vary
PHYS 737 Special Topics in Surface Physics  
PHYS 738 Special Topics in Condensed Matter and Materials Physics  
PHYS 739 Quantum Many Body Physics (to be added to grad calendar) even years - winter term
PHYS 745 Special Topics in Experimental Physics last offered - 2015
PHYS 747 Optical Electronics odd years - winter term
PHYS 749 Special Topics in Experimental Physics  last offered - 1988
PHYS 751 Clinical Applications of Physics in Medicine annually - winter term
PHYS 752 Molecular Biophysics annually - winter term
PHYS 754 Special Topics in Biophysics last offered - 2013
PHYS 757  Special Topics in Biophysics last offered 2009
PHYS 767  Quantum Information Processing  annually - fall term
PHYS 768  Special Topics in Quantum Information Processing annually - topics and term vary
PHYS 769 Special Topics in Quantum Information Processing last offered - 2015
PHYS 771 Special Lecture and Reading Course reading courses scheduled by request
PHYS 773 Special Topics in Physics reading courses scheduled by request
PHYS 775 Inter-Institution Exchange  
PHYS 776  Special Topics in Physics reading courses scheduled by request
PHYS 777 Special Topics in Physics reading courses scheduled by request
PHYS 781 Fundamentals of Astrophysics odd years - fall term
PHYS 782 Fundamentals of Astrophysics 2 (to be added to calendar) even years - fall term
PHYS 784  Advanced techniques in GR and Applications to Black Hole last offered - 2012
PHYS 785 Introduction to Quantum Field Theory for Cosmology even years - winter term
PHYS 786 Introduction to General Relativity with Applications to Cosmology odd years - fall term
PHYS 787 Cosmology odd years - winter term
PHYS 788 Special Topics in Astrophysics scheduled by request
PHYS 789 Special Topics in Astrophysics scheduled by request
PHYS 790 Special Topics in Gravitation and Cosmology  scheduled by request
PHYS 791 Special Topics in Gravitation and Cosmology  scheduled by request

Course offerings updated 20 June 2018.