Fire restoration work is expected to continue into late August. 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.

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This is an exciting time to be in physics. New materials are being developed that are challenging some of the basic concepts of condensed matter physics. We are at the threshold of being able to rearrange the bonds of molecules at will. The earliest moments of creation are now being actively studied, leading to discoveries about the mass, structure and expansion of the universe that were unknown as recently as 5 years ago. We are learning how to use quantum mechanics to design computers that – if successful – will be as different from modern computers as modern computers differ from the abacus. These are only a few of the exciting developments in physics that await you at the University of Waterloo.

The demand for physicists in government, industry and academia is at an all-time high. Upon graduating, our students are fully prepared to take the best advantage of these exciting new career opportunities. Come explore our website and find out where you might fit in.