Welcome to the Department of Physics

Perched atop beautiful Burnaby Mountain, our department is home to faculty members from a wide breadth of Physics sub-disciplines, from Materials Science, Biophysics and Cosmology to High Energy, Soft Matter, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. Navigate through our site to find summaries and links to our diverse research activities, and learn about some of the prestigious honours, awards and achievements of our students and faculty.

We are committed to providing students with a high quality teaching and research environment to ensure that every student has the opportunity to excel. Our students are taught by a variety of innovative courses and methods, and have opportunities to learn from and work with research faculty at the forefront of some of the world’s top breakthroughs in Physics. If you are a prospective undergraduate or graduate student, please feel free to contact individual faculty members listed on this site, as well as our friendly administrative staff about the programs and variety of opportunities we offer.

Jeff Sonier
Professor and Chair