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Physics

What makes the world go ‘round? Physicists are the key.

We offer a unique learning environment with one-on-one interaction with Physics professors.

In fact, the student-to-professor ratio in the Department of Physics at Laurentian University is currently ranked as one of the best in the country. 

Our students are immersed in an international and vibrant physics community and can do world-class research beginning in the first year on campus or in nearby facilities that include SNOLAB and the Northeast Cancer Centre, Health Sciences North. With all these reasons, our students have the best chance of meeting and exceeding their academic goals.

More information about the on-going research and activities can be found on the website of the Department of Physics.

Academic Advisor

Eduardo Galiano-Riveros

Telephone: 705.675.1151

Office: Secretary: Curtis St. Jean, 705.675.1151 x 2220, cy_stjean@laurentienne.ca

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Delve into the science that explains the world around us.
 

Physics is the study of matter, energy, space and time, and of the relations between them. It describes the universe at various levels (particles, nuclei, atoms, solids, liquids, living objects, planets, stars, galaxies) and challenges and extends our understanding about all existing things.

 

Apply fundamental concepts into cutting-edge technologies.

 

Physicists of today are involved in all aspects of the modern technologies. The wealth of concepts offered in the program form individuals with multiple capabilities, highly desired in both academic research and industry. This includes, but is not limited to, critical thinking to solve problems, software development, advanced mathematical tools, as well as data science and analysis.

 

Specialize your studies.

 

As physics covers a vast spectrum of diverse environments, it provides a broad and solid base for many fields of research and offers infinite career opportunities. At Laurentian, physics students can also articulate their studies with majors and minors in other streams, for example:

 

  • Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Computer science
  • Mathematics
  • Biomedical physics
     

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • Three or four-year (Honours) programs lead to a Bachelor of Science in Physics
  • Physics faculty members are engaged in astroparticle physics research at SNOLAB, a world-class and world-renowned research facility that helps scientists understand the origins and nature of the universe. This lab, located 25 kilometres from the main Sudbury campus and two kilometres underground, is one of the world’s premier laboratories for the study of dark matter, neutrinos and supernovas. Interested students can complete a fourth-year undergraduate thesis in this area.
  • Interested students can include 12 credits of health physics courses and complete a fourth-year undergraduate thesis in this area.
  • The program features courses in electricity and magnetism, mechanics, thermodynamics, theoretical physics, and quantum mechanics.
  • Research funding provides for summer job opportunities in particle astrophysics, medical physics, and theoretical physics. Part-time research assistantships are also possible during the terms.
  • A Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Physics and a Bachelor of Science in Radiation Therapy are also available.

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


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