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The Department of Physics at Queen's University is one of Canada's leading teaching and research institutes in Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy. Our faculty include high-profile, world-class physicists who work on cutting edge areas of theoretical, computational, applied and experimental physics.

Our students have the opportunity to engage in international collaboration as well as inter-disciplinary research with other departments at Queen's, and work in state-of-the-art laboratories.

  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate at the New Eyes on the Universe exhibit in London.

    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald at the opening day of the exhibit, New Eyes on the Universe at Canada House, London. Dr. Art McDonald's cut out image shows a projected film of the Nobel Prize ceremony. For more pictures and information visit New Eyes on the Universe. (Photo credit: Paul Glen of Canada House)

  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald speaking at the 2016 CAP Congress

    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald speaking at the 2016 CAP Congress.

    (Photo: Canadian Association of Physicists)

  • Prof. James Fraser receiving the CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics from Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald at the 2016 CAP Congress held at the University of Ottawa.

    Prof. James Fraser receiving the CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics from Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald at the 2016 CAP Congress held at the University of Ottawa.

    (Photo: Canadian Association of Phyicists)

  • Undergraduae student, Simon Axelrod, receives his award for placing first in the 2016 CAP University Prize Exam from Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald

    Undergraduate student, Simon Axelrod, receives his award from Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald for placing first in the 2016 CAP University Prize Exam.

    (Photo: Canadian Association of Physicists)

  • Undergraduate Student, Jennifer Mauel receives second prize for best  oral presentation at the CAP Congress.

    Jennifer Mauel's oral presentation of her research paper Upgrading the Shield of the GIOVE High-purity Germanium Detector receives second prize at the 2016 CAP Congress held at the University of Ottawa.

    (Photo: Canadian Association of Physicists)

  • Dr. Art McDonald is named to Government of Canada's Advisory Panel for Scientific Research

    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald is named to the Government of Canada's Advisory Panel for Scientific Research. The Advisory Panel consisting of 9 independent, non-partisan members will give advice and recommendations to the Minister of Science, Kirsty Duncan on how the government can best support and improve federal funding for fundamental science in Canada.

    "It is an honour to be selected, alongside my distinguished colleagues, to take part in this important review of the Government of Canada’s support for fundamental scientific research." —Dr. McDonald

    For more information: Queen's Gazette, Canada's Fundamental Science Review

    (photo: Bernard Clark)

  • Premier Kathleen Wynne, MPP Sophie Kiwala, Dr. Art McDonald and Minister Reza Moridi pose for a group photo with members of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory collaboration and representatives of Queen's University at Queen's Park on June 9, 2016.

    Premier Kathleen Wynne, MPP Sophie Kiwala, Dr. Art McDonald and Minister Reza Moridi pose for a group photo with members of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory collaboration and representatives of Queen's University at Queen's Park on June 9, 2016.

    (Photo: University Communications)

  • Dr. Art McDonald with The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell after receiving the Order of Ontario

    The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and Dr. Art McDonald with the Order of Ontario at Queen's Park on June 9, 2016.

    "I am honoured to receive the Order of Ontario for the work that I and our international team did at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO). The Province of Ontario has been a substantial supporter of our work and Ontario universities have been major participants. The people of Ontario have welcomed our international collaboration throughout our work on the SNO experiment and continue to do so for our ongoing experiments at the SNOLAB international underground facility." — Dr. Art McDonald

    (Photo by The Office of the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario)

  • Dr. Marc Dignam with Emily Bean at the 2016 June Convocation at Queen's University

    Congratulations Emily for receiving the Ontario Professional engineers Foundation of Education Medal for Academic Achievement (Awarded to the student with the highest academic standing in the final year) as well as the Medal in Engineering Physics.

    Emily Been with her Thesis supervisor (and Department Head), Prof. Marc Dignam outside of Grant Hall after the graduation ceremony on June 1st, 2016.

     

     

  • Engineering Physics Graduate Emily Been receiving the Ontario Foundation of Education Medal for Academic Achievement and the Medal in Engineering Physics

    Engineering Physics graduate Emily with her two awards, Ontario Foundation of Education Medal for Academic Achievement and the Medal in Engineering Physics at 2016 Convocation. From left to right: Principal Daniel Woolf, Emily, Chancellor James Leech and Rector Cameron Yung.

    (Photo: Faculty of Engineering & Applied Science web site)

  • Dr. Marc Dignam, Kim Sturgess and Dr. Rob Knobel at the 2016 Convocation at Queen's University, Kingston

    Congratulations Dr. Kim Sturgess for receiving an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science! Pictured with the Department Head, Prof. Marc Dignam and Engineering Physics Undergraduate Chair, Prof. Rob Knobel.

    A professional engineer, Dr. Sturgess graduated from Queen's University with a degree in Engineering Physics. She is the founder and CEO of Alberta WaterSMART, an organization widely recognized for its work in collaborative watershed management and contributions to key issues of flood and drought management.

    Dr. Sturgess received the Order of Canada in 2015.

    For her story on receiving an honorary degree, please visit the Queen's Gazette.

     

     

  • Prof. James Fraser is the winner of the CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Physics

    "I am extremely honoured to receive this award from the Canadian Association of Physicists. I would like to thank my colleagues and graduate students for the many thoughtful discussions and in particular, I would like to thank my Queen's support staff, graduate student teaching team and the undergraduate students who have been willing to walk with me in this enterprise."—Prof. James Fraser

    To read more about the award and about Prof. Fraser, please visit the CAP website article

    (Photo: courtesy of CAP)

  • Undergraduate Physics Student Simon Axelrod places first in the 2016 CAP University Exam!

    Congratulations to undergraduate Physics Student, Simon Axelrod, who placed first in the country in the 2016 Canadian Association of Physicists University Prize Exam! Simon is awarded the Lloyd G. Elliott Prize, which entails a cash award of $500 and a trip to the CAP Congress this summer.

  • Premier Kathleen Wynne visits the Kingston Nano Fabrication Laboratory

    Professor Rob Knobel (front left) gave Premier Kathleen Wynne and Kingston and the Islands MPP Sophie Kiwala a tour of the Kingston Nano Fabrication Laboratory on Ms. Wynne's visit to Innovation Park at Queen's University on Thursday, March 31st. Read more at the Gazette.

    (Photo: Queen's Gazette)

  • Minister of Canadian Heritage with Dr. Art McDonald and his mother in Halifax 2016

    Nobel laureate Art McDonald and his mother Valerie meet with Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, at the Discovery Centre in Halifax on Tuesday, March 15. Minister Joly unveiled the Canada 150 Vision and made a funding announcement of two Canada 150 signature initiatives.

    (Credit: Queen's Gazette)

  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel laureate Art McDonald speaks at the Discovery Centre in Halifax as one of the first Canada 150 Ambassadors

    Professor Emeritus and Nobel laureate Art McDonald speaks at the Discovery Centre in Halifax on Tuesday, March 15 where it was announced by Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly that he is one of the first Canada 150 Ambassadors.

    (Credit: Queen's Gazette)

  • Queen’s University Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald and his wife Janet meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

    Queen’s University Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald and his wife Janet meet with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the House of Commons.

    (Photo: Queen's Gazette)

  • A delegation from Queen's University traveled to Ottawa with Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald to be recognized by Parliament

    A delegation from Queen's University traveled to Ottawa with Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald to be recognized by Parliament. From left to right: Prof. and Francine Gerbier, Dr. Alvine Kamaha, Prof. Emeritus and Nobel laureate Art McDonald, Principle Daniel Woolf, Janet McDonald, Dr. Peter Skensved, Prof. Emeritus Bill McLatchie, Prof. Cynthia Fekken, Prof. Emeritus Barry Robertson, Physics Department Head Prof. Marc Dignam, Prof. Tony Noble.

    (Photo: Queen's Gazette)

  • Professor Emeritus Art McDonald receives the Nobel Prize in Physics from King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm

    Professor Emeritus Art McDonald receives the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics from King Carl XVI Gustaf in Stockholm on Thursday, Dec. 10th.

    (Photo: Pi Frisk, Nobel Media)

  • Livestream of Professor Emeritus Art McDonald receiving the Nobel Prize on Dec. 10th

    To help celebrate on Thursday December 10th, while Professor Emeritus Art McDonald received his Nobel Prize in Physics, a livestream of the Nobel Prize award ceremony was held in Stirling Hall at the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy for Queen's community, faculty, staff and students.

    “I am so pleased to see Art up there. He is a really deserving scientist and just a terrific person to work with, (The Nobel Prize) is a demonstration that we in Canada, and also here at Queen’s, are doing world-leading research. We’ve been doing this for years and getting this sort of recognition will excite students and get them interested in science. They’ll also be able to appreciate that they can do top-level science here in Canada as well.”—Prof. Mark Chen, the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics

    For the full story, please see Queen's Gazette

    (Photo: Queen's Gazette)

  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate on Dec. 10th receiving his Nobel Prize in Physics

    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald on Dec. 10th after receiving his Nobel Prize in Physics.

    “It is a great honour to receive this prize. It is wonderful to share it with many of my SNO colleagues and their partners here in Stockholm and with hundreds more who contributed so much to our success, at Queen’s and our other Canadian and international institutions.”

    For the full story, see Queen's Gazette

    (Photo: Pi Frisk, Nobel Media)

     

  • Professor Emeritus George Ewan speaks at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner for Dr. Art McDonald before he heads off to Stockholm, Sweden to receive his award

    Professor Emeritus George Ewan speaks at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner held in honour of Dr. Art McDonald before he heads off to Stockholm, Sweden to receive his Nobel Prize. 

    For more pictures and highlights from the evening, visit here.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald (middle) with his family at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner held in his honour.

    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald (middle) with his family at the Physics Nobel Prize Dinner held in his honour before he leaves for Stockholm, Sweden. 

    For more pictures and highlights from the evening, visit here.

    (photo: Chelsea Elliot)

  • Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald welcomed by Governor General David Johnston

    Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Arthur McDonald is greeted by Governor General David Johnston as he visits Rideau Hall. Looking on is Vice-Principal (University Relations) Michael Fraser. (Office of the Secretary of the Governor General)

  • Prof. Art McDonald doing a little jig with the Queen's University Band and Highland Dancers during the special send-off event held in his honour

    Emeritus Professor and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald does a little jig with the Queen's Band and the Highland Dancers after the special send-off event held in his honour at Grant Hall. Dr. McDonald is the co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics. 

    On the day of the awarding ceremony, Dec. 10th, the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy will be hosting a special viewing of the broadcast in Stirling Hall, starting at 10:15 am in Lecture Theatre D.

    (photo: Prof. Marc Dignam)

  • Prof. Duncan's research makes the cover of Physics Today Journal for November 2015 issue

    Professor Martin Duncan's recent research into planetary formation is featured on the cover of Physics Today and is described in the "Search and Discovery" section. This work showed using simulations that planetary cores can grow directly from sub-metre sized pebbles. This solves the problem that because protoplanetary disks lose their gas so quickly, there was not enough time for the growth of gas-giant planets using previous planet-formation models. This research was originally published in Nature.

    Cover is reproduced with permission from Physics Today. Copyright 2015, American Institute of Physics.

  • Dr. Art McDonald and the SNO Collaboration are co-winners of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics!

    Congratulations to professor emeritus Arthur McDonald and the entire SNO Collaboration who have been awarded one-fifth of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics!

    The Prize was presented at 10 PM ET on Sunday November 8 by the Breakthrough Prize Foundation “for the fundamental discovery of neutrino oscillations, revealing a new frontier beyond, and possibly far beyond, the standard model of particle physics”. The $ 3 million prize is shared with four other international experimental collaborations studying neutrino oscillations: The Superkamiokande, Kamland, T2K/K2K and Daya Bay scientific collaborations.

    Dr. McDonald joined the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s in 1989 and served as the director of SNO. He has been a professor emeritus since 2013. He is the co-recipient of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics.

    For more information, see the Scientifc American or the Breakthrough Prize
    Background image: Roy Kaltschmidt from LBL

  • Dr. Art McDonald is the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize for Physics!

    Congratulations to professor emeritus Arthur McDonald, the co-winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in physics!

    The announcement, made Tuesday morning by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in Stockholm, said Dr. McDonald won the award, along with Takaaki Kajita of the University of Tokyo, "for their key contributions to the experiments which demonstrated that neutrinos change identities". The discovery changed “our understanding of the innermost workings of matter and can prove crucial to our view of the universe,” added the committee.

    Dr. McDonald arrived at Queen’s in 1989 and served as the director of SNO. He has been a professor emeritus since 2013. He earned his PhD in 1969 from the California Institute of Technology.

    For the full story, please see Queen's Gazette.
    Background image: Roy Kaltschmidt from LBL

  • Queen's University Advanced Sounding Rocket (QUASR) Engineering Design Team

    The inaugural Queen's University Advanced Sounding Rocket (QUASR) engineering design team, partially sponsored by the Queen’s Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy, travelled to Green River, Utah earlier this year (2015) to compete in the 10th annual Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. The objective of the competition was to deliver a payload of some scientific merit to an altitude of 10,000 ft, then recover both the rocket and payload. The contest comprised 50 universities, spanning 6 continents, and ended with approximately 30 schools successfully launching 41 rockets.

  • Dr. Art McDonald, co-winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics gives a speech

    Dr. Art McDonald, co-winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, gives a speech in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy at Queen’s University.

    Photo credit: Prof. Stéphane Courteau

  • Dr. Art McDonald, co-winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics relates a story

    Dr. Art McDonald, co-winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, relates a story while Dr. George Ewan (left) and Dr. Tony Noble (middle) listen on with pride and amusement.

    Photo credit: Prof. Stéphane Courteau

  • Dr. Art McDonald, co-winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, gives a speech while V.P Research, Dr. Steven Liss (behind) and Dr. McDonald’s family look on

    Dr. Art McDonald, co-winner of 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics, gives a speech while V.P Research, Dr. Steven Liss (behind) and Dr. McDonald’s family look on.

    Photo credit: Prof. Stéphane Courteau

  • Dr. Art McDonald and his wife Janet celebrate with Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students from the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy

    Dr. Art McDonald and his wife Janet celebrate with Faculty, Staff and Graduate Students from the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy.

    Photo credit: Prof. Stéphane Courteau

  • Dr. Art McDonald and members past and present of the Queen’s Particle Astrophysics group.

    Dr. Art McDonald and members past and present of the Queen’s Particle Astrophysics group.

    Back Row (L to R): Prof. Emeritus Hamish Leslie, Prof. Emeritus Hugh Evans, Prof. Alex Wright, Prof. Emeritus William McLatchie, Prof. Emeritus Art McDonald, Prof. Gilles Gerbier, Prof. Wolfgang Rau, Prof. Ryan Martin, Prof. Philippe Di Stefano. Front Row (L to R): Prof. Tony Noble, Prof. (and Dept. Head) Marc Dignam.

    Photo credit: Prof. Stéphane Courteau

  • Jennifer Mauel, a student in Queen's University Physics Programme

    Photo of Jennifer Mauel (left), a student in Queen's University's Physics programme who completed a summer internship working at the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany, in 2015. In the background is the famous Heidelberg Castle.

    Photo of the GIOVE detector (right) set-up at the Max Planck Institute. Jennifer investigated techniques to improve the shield of the GIOVE high-purity germanium detector. GIOVE is used for material screening for rare-event experiments such as GERDA and XENON, and is capable of achieving sub-mBq/kg sensitivities at a mere depth of 15m water equivalent.

  • Gerry Angelatos is the first student to complete the Elite Accelerated Master's Degree

    Gerry Angelatos successfully defends his master’s degree one year early, as the first student to complete our elite Accelerated Master’s program in Engineering Physics.

    Gerry completed his Master’s in the group of Prof. S. Hughes, studying light-matter interactions in nanowire photonic crystals, and his research work led to a series of high impact journal publications. As an undergraduate, the accelerated master’s students begin a research project in the summer of their 3rd year undergraduate degree, and complete two graduate courses on top of their undergraduate courses. Following their undergraduate degree, they then have the chance to complete a Master’s degree one year early. Gerry officially started his Master’s in May 2014 and defended his thesis work late August, 2015.

    Gerry is now off to Princeton for his PhD and we wish him well. Way to go Gerry!

  • Physics Professor James Fraser

    Professor James Fraser from the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy is honoured with 2015 Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award for outstanding influence on the quality of student learning.

    "When I look at past recipients, I’m looking at real innovators who’ve had a real impact on teaching. It provides me with an appreciation of what we’re able to do as teachers and also what more we can accomplish moving forward.”—Prof. Fraser

    For the full story: Queen's Gazette

    Photo: courtesy of Queen's Gazette

  • Massive Binary Star called epsilon Lupi discovered by Matt Shultz

    PhD candidate Matt Shultz discovers the first massive binary star, epsilon Lupi, in which both stars have magnetic fields.

    "The origin of magnetism amongst massive stars is something of a mystery, and this discovery may help to shed some light on the question of why these stars have magnetic fields." —Shultz

    For more information on the discovery: Queen's Gazette

    For publication: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society

    Image: Yellow lines indicate the magnetic field lines from the stellar surfaces.
    Visualization courtesy of Volkmar Holzwarth, KIS, Freiburg

  • New Model of Gas Giant Plantet Formation in the Early Solar System

    Prof. Martin Duncan from the Queen's University Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy and his team members from Southwest Research Institute have published their work in Nature, explaining how the cores of the gas giants such as Jupiter and Saturn formed through the accumulation of centimetre - meter sized "pebbles".

    "It is a relief, after many years of performing computer simulations of the standard model without success, to find a new model that is so successful."
    —Prof. Duncan

    Featured story: Queen's Gazette,  Nature publication: Growing the gas-giant planets by the gradual accumulation of pebbles

    Image Courtesy of NASA/JPL-Caltech

  • Prof. Chen and Prof. Wright from the Physics department are research award winners.

    The winners of provincial funding of $16 million was announced by Kingston and the Islands MPP, Sophi Kiwala (centre). 
    Congratulations to Prof. Chen (third from right), and Prof. Wright (fourth from right, back row) who were among the recipients. Prof. Chen is among four recipients of Ontario Research Fund - Large Infrastructure Awards to share $12.4 million. Prof. Wright is among the five recipients of Early Researcher Award, receiving $140,000.
    For more information, visit Queen's Gazette.

    (Photo: Queen's Gazette)

  • Dr. John Weymouth

    Congratulations to Dr. Alfred John Weymouth (a graduate of the Queen's University Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy) who was honored with the 2015 Gerhard Ertl Young Investigator Award.

    For more information, please see
    http://www.wochenblatt.de/bildung/regensburg/uni-regensburg/Auszeichnung-fuer-Regensburger-Physiker;art12383,297115 (in German) or http://www.journals.elsevier.com/surface-science-including-surface-science-letters/awards

  • Physics graduate student, Cara (Chenman) Yin, wins 3MT People's Choice Award

    Congratulations to Cara Yin (Physics Graduate Student) for winning the People's Choice Award at the national 3MT competition for her presentation, "Seeing the World at the Tip of a Laser Beam".

    " By the time of the Queen's finals, I was more confident about what I had to say in that three minutes. And I am very lucky to have family, friends and the Queen's physics department to cheer me on which really calmed me...Winning the national People's Choice Award was a nice surprise. I should thank those who used social media like Facebook and Twitter to spread the word. I am very grateful for the whole 3MT experience and highly encourage other graduate students to participate in future years." --Cara 

    Please visit online Queen's Gazette for the full story.

    Photo: Queen's Gazette

     

  • 2015 CFI Funding Recipients

    Congratulations to Professor Mark Chen (bottom right) who receives close to $2 million in 2015 CFI (Canadian Foundation for Innovation) research grant. Part of the grant will be used to make upgrades to SNO+, a very powerful and sensitive instrument for researching subatomic particles.

    " An upgraded SNO+ detector highly increases the potential for a transformative discovery in particle astrophysics which would cement Canada’s position as a global leader in this field. We’re also looking forward to engaging with Canadian companies in the high-purity chemical process industry, as well as training highly qualified personnel in areas such as materials purification, nuclear technology and the processing of large data sets." -Professor Mark Chen

    For the full story please visit Queen's Gazette
    (photo: Queen's Gazette)

  • Magnetosphere of a massive star

    Matt Shultz, a PhD student, under the supervision of Prof. Gregg Wade is researching magnetic, massive stars, and has uncovered questions concerning the behaviour of plasma within their magnetospheres.

    "All massive stars have winds: supersonic outflows of plasma driven by the stars’ intense radiation. When you put this plasma inside a magnetic field you get a stellar magnetosphere. Since the 1980s, theoretical models have generally found that the plasma should escape the magnetosphere in sporadic, violent eruptions called centrifugal breakout events, triggered when the density of plasma grows beyond the ability of the magnetic field to contain. However, no evidence of this dramatic process has yet been observed, so the community has increasingly been calling that narrative into question...We now need to go back and look more closely at the full range of diffusive mechanisms and plasma instabilities. There are plenty to choose from: the real challenge is developing the theoretical tools that will be necessary to test them."

    For more information on Matt Schultz' research:
    Queen's Gazette

    Photo: Richard Townsend

  • Professor Robert Knobel gives an interview with CKWS news on the opening day of Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory (KNFL)

    Professor Robert Knobel gives an interview with CKWS news on the opening day of Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory (KNFL).

    For the full story, please click http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/advancing-tiny-technology

    Photo: Anne Craig, Queen's Gazette

  • Jennifer Campbell speaks at the opening of Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory (KNFL)

    Jennifer Campbell speaks at the opening of Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory (KNFL).

    For the full story, please click http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/advancing-tiny-technology

    Photo: Anne Craig, Queen's Gazette

  • Prizes for Excellence in Research Public Lectures

    Congratulations to Professor Stephen Hughes (far left) who won one of the prizes for Excellence in Research in April 2015.
    (Image courtesy of the Office of the Vice-Principal, Research)

  • Chenman Yin wins 3MT Final Promotion!

    Our very own graduate student, Chenman (Cara) Yin, the only finalist from Physics in the 3 Minute Thesis Final Promotion was this year's winner! She went on to represent  Queen's University for the Ontario 3MT in April 2015. Our most sincere congratulations and all the best of success to you!

    For her exciting win:  http://www.thewhig.com/2015/03/24/student-gets-point-across-laser-quick
    For more details on her research:  http://www.queensu.ca/sgs/shine-light-3mt-champ-shows-potential-laser-beams-making-surgery-safer

    (Photo: the Whig-Standard)

  • Dalton Kellet at the wheel

    Dalton Kellet, who studied Engineering Physics student in the Department and signed a one year contract with Andretti Autosport in 2015, gives a thumbs up.

    “As a racecar driver and engineering student, I am in a unique and challenging situation. My experience in racing has helped foster my interest in engineering, while the skills learned at Queen’s enable me to bring more potential when working with race engineers to develop a fast car. I came to Queen’s interested in the Engineering Physics program, attracted by the focus on fundamental mathematical and physics concepts. The program’s rigorous and challenging nature has helped me improve time-management skills and taught me to work with a greater efficiency.” — Dalton Kellet

    For more on this exciting story, click here. (Photo © Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography)

  • Dalton Kellet's drive

    Dalton Kellet, who studied Engineering Physics in the Department of Physics and signed a one year contract with Andretti Autosport in 2015, races to the finish line.
    For more on this exciting story, click here. (Photo © Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography)

  • Dr.Professor

    Professor Gerbier speaks at the CERC Announcement at Richardson Hall on September 26, 2014. ​(Photo courtesy of Professor Stephane Courteau, Dept. of Physics, Queen's University)

  • SNOLAB researchers, Ed Holder (MP), Principal Daniel Woolf, with Professor Gilles Gerbier

    From left to right: Professor Emeritus Art McDonald, Professor Mark Boulay, Professor Wolfgang Rau, Right Honorable Ed Holder, Professor Gilles Gerbier, Principal Daniel Woolf, Professor Tony Noble and Professor Philippe di Stefano. ​(Photo courtesy of Professor Stephane Courteau, Dept. of Physics, Queen's University)