The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Expanding the bounds of knowledge

Chasing Neutrinos

An interesting Q&A article with Professor Nahee Park
Front view of the IceCube Lab at twilight, with a starry sky showing a glimpse of the Milky Way overhead and sunlight lingering on the horizon. [Credit: Martin Wolf, IceCube/NSF]
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Professors Mark Chen and Nir Rotenberg, receive grants from NSERC and RTI
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Dr. Deg leads research in finding two potential polar rings
Image shows 'polar ring' around galaxy NGC 4632.
(photo source from The Conversation)
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Dark Matter in Compact Stars
Professor Bramante and co-author Nimal Raj is featured in Inverse
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Total Solar Eclipse on April 8, 2024

Last time a total solar eclipse occurred in Kingston was back in 1349.
The "diamond ring" of a total solar eclipse appears just before the beginning of totality when a single bright point of sunlight — the diamond — shines through a deep valley on the Moon's edge. Image credit: Jongsun Lee, Unsplash.
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Nathan Pacey's incredible experience at CERN

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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