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Mathematical Physics

The study of physics from a deeper mathematical perspective.

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Apply your love of mathematics to the understanding of how the natural world works. By taking more advanced courses in mathematics, you will be better equipped to understand the theoretical foundations of physics. You might contribute to discovering a new, more deeply unified theory of physics, or work out mathematically complex solutions to some of the great theoretical and/or technological challenges of our time. Mathematical Physics will give you advanced mathematical problem solving skills to prepare you for a wide range of careers or graduate studies.

Study in one of Canada’s largest and most highly respected physics programs, through experiential learning opportunities in co-op programs and upper-year research projects. With ties to Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics and the Institute for Quantum Computing, take your education further than you thought possible.

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This major is available in the co-op and regular stream of study

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