University of Waterloo
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1
Phone: (519) 888-4567 ext 32215
Fax: (519) 746-8115
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 do not cross any caution tapes whilst in the building.
In order to properly clean rooms and buildings due to fire damage, the following classes and midterms (listed by subject and number) being held up to June 15 have been temporarily relocated. To see if your course/midterm has been impacted please visit the Registrar's Temporary Relocations page.
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.