The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Expanding the bounds of knowledge

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New position added on July 27 2022
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Professor Courteau receives 2021 Award for Excellence in Graduate Student Supervision
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Physics Department Picnic 2022
Great day for a BBQ at the waterfront at Queen's University

Laura Burchell's success at the 2022 NDT Conference

Laura Burchell is a MASc candidate supervised by Prof. Krause
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Photo Contest Winner
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Greg van Anders and collaborators publish in Science Advances
The research is also featured in the Queen's Arts and Sciences News
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APL Cover
Research highlight on the work of Queen’s graduate student Jagmeet Singh and collaborators
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Physics 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.

Learn more about Dr. McDonald co-receiving the 2015 Nobel Prize


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The Extraordinary James Webb Space Telescope

Departmental - Prof René Doyon, Canadian JWST PI Director, Observatoire du Mont-Mégantic Director, Institut de Recherche sur les Exoplanètes

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Student Academic Success Services

Student Academic Success Services offers academic support to undergraduate and graduate students through informative and engaging sessions covering various topics, including strategies for success in specific disciplines, time management, exam study strategies, and academic writing skills.

Career Services Events and Workshops

Career services offers a variety of support to students with approximately 15 classes a week available on a variety of subjects regarding resumes, cover letters, internship/job searches, networking, etc.

Yellow House                                         

Yellow House is a safe, comfortable and accountable space for queer, racialized and marginalized students to create community, to feel empowered, to empower others, to celebrate and to honour their histories. They seek to engage students in initiatives that actively dismantle oppressive, racist and colonial ideologies and practices.

Follow Yellow House on Instagram or take a look at Yellow House website for upcoming events and resources tailored to QTBIPoC student communities including For Us By Us Resource Toolkit for QTBIPoC Student Success; BIPoC Grocery Tips, Solidarity Swims for trans and other non-cisgender students and their invited loved ones, BIPoC dance classes and more.