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Dec 2016 Postdoctoral Fellow in Theoretical Semiconductor Carrier Dynamics ...read more
Dec 2016 Public Lecture to be given by Nobel Laureate and Professor Emeritus Art McDonald ...read more
Nov 2016 Professor Hughes becomes a Fellow of the Optical Society of America ...read more
Oct 2016 Dr. Art McDonald has been awarded yet another honour...read more
Oct 2016 Former Queen's Physics Prof. shares 2016 Nobel Prize in Physics!...read more
Sept 2016 Queen’s receives $63.7 million federal government investment to form Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre...read more
Aug 2016 Prof. Knobel and team explores the promise of the quantum realm...read more
July 2016 London's Canada House shows Nobel Prize winning research exhibit...read more
June 2016 Faculty and Students win big at the 2016 CAP Congress...read more
June 2016 Emeritus Professor and Nobel Laureate Dr. Art McDonald is named to Government of Canada Review Panel for Scientific Research...read more
June 2016 Emeritus Professor and Nobel Laureate Dr. Art McDonald is honoured with the Order of Ontario...read more
June 2016 Nicholas Fantin wins the Best Student Poster Presentation at the 2016 CASCA conference...read more
June 2016 Engineering Physics graduate, Emily Been receives two big awards at June 1st Graduation Ceremony ...read more
June 2016 Engineering Physics graduate, Kim Sturgess receives Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science ...read more
May 2016 Prof. Emeritus and 2015 Nobel Laureate Art McDonald is elected to the National Academy of science in the US ...read more
April 2016 Prof. James Fraser receives the 2016 CAP Medal for Excellence in Teaching ...read more
April 2016 Undergraduate Simon Axelrod places first in the 2016 CAP Prize Exam! ...read more
Mar 2016 Premier Kathleen Wynne visits Kingston Nano Fabrication Laboratory ...read more
Mar 2016 Come vote for the People Choice Award at the Physics f(x): First-Year Learner Fair! read more
Mar 2016 Congratulations to Engineering Physics Class of 2016...read more
Mar 2016 Congratulations to the professors honoured in excellence in teaching at the End of the Physics Year Banquet...read more
Mar 2016 Professor Emeritus and 2015 Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald becomes an Ambassador for Canadian Innovation...read more
Mar 2016 Professor Emeritus and 2015 Nobel Prize winner Art McDonald visits the House of Commons...read more
Jan 2016 Prof. Larry Widrow in the National Geographic's "Dwarf Galaxy's Close Encounter Shakes Up the Milky Way"...read more
Jan 2016 Engineering Physics Orientation Night 2016 Information...read more
Jan 2016 Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald is made a Companion of the Order of Canada...read more
Dec 2015 Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald receives his Nobel Prize in Stockholm...read more
Dec 2015 Professor Emeritus and Nobel Laureate Art McDonald meets with Governor General David Johnston at Rideau Hall...read more
Nov 2015 Dr. Art McDonald and SNO Collaboration share the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics...read more
Oct 2015 Researchers discover distant galactic halos ...read more
Oct 2015 Professor Emeritus Art MacDonald wins the Nobel Prize! ...read more
Oct 2015 Announcing the creation of The Malcolm Stott Teaching Assistant Award ...read more
Sept 2015 Gerry Angelatos is the first to complete the Elite Accelerated Master's Degree ...read more
Sept 2015 PhD candidate Matt Shultz discovers the first massive binary star with unique properties ...read more
Sept 2015 Prof. Fraser wins 2015 Chancellor A. Charles Baillie Teaching Award ...read more
Aug 2015 New model solves the mystery of how gas giant planets are formed in the early solar system...read more
June 2015 Prof. Chen and Prof. Wright win provincial research awards...read more
June 2015 Former graduate student, John Weymouth wins major prize...read more
June 2015 Cara(Chenman)Yin wins the People's Choice Award at the national 3MT competition...read more
June 2015 Prof. Mark Chen receives CFI's (Canadian Foundation for Innovation) 2015 Innovation Fund...read more
May 2015 Physics PhD student Matt Shultz, debunking the theory behind massive stars...read more
April 2015 Kingston Nano-Fabrication lab opens...read more
April 2015 Prizes for Excellence in Research Public Lectures...read more
Mar 2015 Bheeshmon Thanabalasingam and Prof. James Fraser are honoured at AMS...read more
Mar 2015 Physics' own graduate student Chenman (Cara) Yin wins 3MT Final Promotion competition...read more
Mar 2015 Physics professors honoured for their teaching...read more
Feb 2015 Engineering Physics Information Session will be held on Feb 2nd starting at 7 pm at Stirling Hall Auditorium...read more
Jan 2015 The Department mourns the loss of Professor Geoff Lockwood...read more
Nov 2014 Dalton Kellet, fourth year Engineering Physics student signs with Andretti Autosport... read more
Nov 2014 Dr. Stephen Hughes to be honoured for his outstanding research in Physics... read more
Sep 2014 Dr. Gilles Gerbier has joined the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy as the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Particle Astrophysics...read more
Aug 2014 Emeritus Professor Alec Stewart passed away...read more
July 2014 Physics professors honoured for their teaching...read more
Jan2014          Dr. Alex Wright has been awarded $400,000 from the Canada Foundation for ...read more
Dec 2013          We are delighted to announce that Prof. Mark Chen has been named to the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair in Particle Astrophysics, effective 1 July 2014.
Nov 2013          Physics graduate student David Taylor was awarded the Educational Excellence Teaching Assistant Award for 2012/13 by the Queen's Engineering Society (EngSoc)...read more
Nov 2013          Dr. Jean-Michel Nunzi is featured in an article by the Queen's News Centre regarding his leading-edge research in photonics...read more
Oct 2013          A team of Queen's Physics undergraduate students has won the bid to host the *50th* Canadian Undergraduate Physics Conference in Fall 2014.The conference will bring approximately...read more
Sept 2013          Medical physicist John Schreiner has won one of the Fellow of COMP awards presented at the joint annual scientific meeting of...read more
Aug 2013 PhD student Majd Abdelqader has won a Hartle Award for the best student presentation in his specialist session at...read more
June 2013 Prof. Marc Dignam was named the recipient of the 2012/13 Undergraduate Award for Excellence in Teaching Physics, as selected by students...read more
June 2013
Jean-Michel Nunzi and co-applicants James Stotz and Dominik Barz (Chem. Eng.) won a $400,000 grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation ...read more
May 2013 The 2013 Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi Prize, for an outstanding contribution to Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology in the past 15 years...read more
Mar 2013 Canada Excellence Research Chair in Experimental Particle Astrophysics Applications are now invited for a Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Particle Astrophysics in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy.
Dec 2012 From the Queen's News Centre: "As senior research associate for the SNOLAB Research Group, Dr. Skensved has made substantial contributions to the success of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) and now the SNOLAB underground laboratory...read more
Oct 2012 Paul Webster was awarded the 2012 Martin Walmsley Fellowship for Technological Entrepreneurship from the Ontario Centres of Excellence...read more
Aug 2012 James Fraser has been awarded the 2012 Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching -- the most prestigious award for teaching at Queen's. Details can be found here.
May 2012 3MT is a university wide competition for Queen's Masters and Doctoral students in which participants present their research and its wider impact in 3 minutes or less to a panel of non-specialist judges...read more
April 2012 Video of the 2012 Cave Lecture, Life in the Universe: Are We Alone?, given by Chris Impey on March 29 can be viewed or downloaded from here: http://www.physics.queensu.ca/Video/Impey_Cave_Lecture_W2012.mp4
Feb 2012 James Fraser and his collaborators have won a $435K NSERC research grant to support future development in automatic laser cutting technology.
Jan 2012 The Honorable David C. Onley, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, has announced that Queen's University's Professor Art McDonald, the Gordon and Patricia Gray Chair...read more
Jan 2012 James Fraser and PhD student Paul Webster have been announced as the winners of this year's Atherton Entrepreneurship Award...read more
Oct 2011 We are delighted to be able to announce that Wolfgang Rau's Tier II Canada Research Chair in Particle Astrophysics has been renewed for a second five-year term.
Sep 2011 Tony Noble has won the Award for Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Applied Science for his Winter Term 2011 presentation of APSC 112.
Sep 2011 The Royal Society of Canada has just announced that Art McDonald has been awarded the Henry Marshall Tory Medal for 2011...read more
Jan 2011 Dr. Kevin Robbie (Engineering Physics and Astronomy) was awarded $477,000 over three years to develop cost-effective...read more
Nov 2011 Mark Boulay (Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy), a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair in Particle Astrophysics, received $500,000 over five years to...read more
Aug 2010 Philippe Di Stefano (Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy received $185,102 to study discriminating detectors for dark matter and exploring the origins of the universe.
Jan 2010 From the Queen's News Centre: 2010-01-21 Queen's physicists Mark Boulay and Mark Chen have received $9,051,791 from...read more
Dec 2009 Philippe Di Stefano (Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy) received $185,102 to study cryogenic detectors for dark matter and brittle fracture.
Nov 2009 Kevin Robbie (Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy) and his team received $1.4 million...read more
Sept 2009 From the Queen's News Centre: 2009-09-03 An international team of astronomers, including Queen's University physicist Larry Widrow, have uncovered evidence of a nearby cosmic encounter...read more
June 2009 From the Queen's News Centre: 2009-06-23 Queen's University physicists Mark Boulay and Mark Chen have received over $10.5 million...read more
May 2009 From the Queen's News Centre: 2009-05-15 Queen's Physics professor Art McDonald is one of three Canadians elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society, the national academy of science of the UK...read more
April 2009 Stephane Courteau (Physics, Engineering Physics, and Astronomy)received an NSERC Discovery Grant towards the understanding of galaxy structure.
Sept 2008 James Stotz was recently been awarded an Early Researcher Award from the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation...read more
June 2008 Stephen Hughes and James Stotz, in collaboration with groups at NRC, UBC, U. Waterloo, and...read more
April 2008 Taken from the Queen's News Centre at http://qnc.queensu.ca: Physicist Art McDonald, director of the Queen's-led Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is one of 30 Canadians who was awarded Officer of the Order of Canada at last week's investiture ceremony in Ottawa...read more
April 2008 The American Physical Society has identified Kayll Lake as an Outstanding Referee, a category which they reserve for individuals who provide a continuing and very high level of expert service to the international scientific community...read more
Jan 2008 On Friday January 18th, Ontario Research and Innovation Minister John Wilkinson presented $18 million over 5 years to Anthony Noble, SNOLAB Director, for ongoing research at the world's deepest scientific laboratory...read more