Graduate Studies in Physics @ University of Waterloo & University of Guelph

If you are interested in pursuing further study in Physics and Astronomy, you have come to the right place!

The Graduate Studies in Physics program is a joint graduate program active at the University of Waterloo and the University of Guelph. It is the largest physics & astronomy graduate program in Canada and among the largest in the world.

What does this mean?

When you apply to our program your application is viewed by Physics and Astronomy faculty, at BOTH institutions – that is over 100 prospective supervisors. You will have access to a wide range of courses, with offerings at both campuses delivered electronically or in person, and you will be a part of a vibrant and thriving research community.

Our tradition of collaboration and innovation allows us to offer students a rich and varied graduate experience. With partnerships between; the University of Waterloo, the University of Guelph, Wilfrid Laurier University, the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, the range of research topics available, is one of Canada's widest and most challenging.

Please review the Supervisors & Research, Opportunities, and Programs sections to the left for more information on your options for study.

  1. Oct. 18, 2016New 3-D wiring technique brings scalable quantum computers closer to reality

    Physicists and electrical engineers from the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) led the development of a new extensible wiring technique capable of controlling superconducting quantum bits, representing a significant step towards to the realization of a scalable quantum computer.

  2. Oct. 13, 2016Waterloo-led experiment achieves the strongest coupling between light and matter

    Researchers in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) recorded an interaction between light and matter 10 times larger than previously seen.

  3. Oct. 6, 2016Nobel Prize in Physics announced with a Waterloo connection

    Yesterday the Nobel Prize in Physics was announced with a Waterloo
    connection.  It was awarded to Duncan Haldane, Perimeter Institute, Distinguished Visiting Research Chair (and Professor at Princeton), along with DavidThouless (of the University of Washington) and Michael Kosterlitz (of Brown University).

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  1. Nov. 1, 2016The tricks up our sleeves: Neutron-star merger signals - Physics Colloquium Guelph

    Speaker: Liliana Caballero

  2. Nov. 3, 2016Coherent Raman imaging for demyelinating diseases - Physics Colloquium Waterloo

    Speaker: Dr. Daniel Côté

    Associate Professor
    Canada Research Chair in Biophotonics
    Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Optics
    Université Laval

    Dr. Côté explores new optical techniques for use in tissue spectroscopy and neuronal activity imaging, both in vivo and in vitro. His research is leading to the development of new analytical and diagnostic tools for use in biology and medicine.

  3. Nov. 8, 2016Physics Colloquium Guelph

    Speaker: John Katsaras

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