DEPARTMENT OF

Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

DEPARTMENT OF

Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

 

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Our Department


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.

  • Dalton Kellet at the wheel

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

  • Dalton Kellet with his coach

    Dalton Kellet, who is a fourth year Engineering Physics student in the Department and has recently signed a one year contract with Andretti Autosport, celebrates his third place finish! For more on this exciting story, click here. (Photo © Indianapolis Motor Speedway, LLC Photography)

  • Dr. Gilles Gerbier being awarded the CERC from the Right Honorable Ed Holder

    Dr. Gilles Gerbier receives the CERC award from the Right Honorable Ed Holder (Minister of State: Science and Technology). (Photo courtesy of Dr. Stephane Courteau, Dept. of Physics, Queen's University)

  • Dr. Gilles Gerbier speaks at the CERC Announcement

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

  • Dr. Gerbier being interviewed by tv reporter.

    A reporter from a local television station, CKWS, interviews Dr. Gilles Gerbier after receiving his CERC. ​(Photo courtesy of Dr. Stephane Courteau, Dept. of Physics, Queen's University)

  • Physics Graduate Students at the CERC Reception for Dr. Gilles Gerbier.

    Physics graduate students and faculty attend the CERC reception for Dr. Gilles Gerbier. ​(Photo courtesy of Dr. Stephane Courteau, Dept. of Physics, Queen's University)

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

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