Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy


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

The Sudbury Neutrino Lab

The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO)

Located in Sudbury, Ontario, the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) is providing data which is revealing much about the nature of neutrinos and the core of the Sun. The Physics Department at Queen's University has been the lead institution in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory.


Kingston Regional Cancer Centre

Cancer Care

The Medical Physics group at the Cancer Care supports an active program in clinical development and research in the field of radiation therapy. The physicists with the Cance Care are also involved with teaching and research within the Department of Physics at Queen's University. The Cancer Care is located only a few blocks south-east from Stirling Hall.


centre  for advance computing lab

Centre for Advanced Computing

Centre for Advance Computing (CAC), formerly known as the HPCVL (High-Performance Computing Virtual Laboratory), was formed by a consortium of four Eastern Ontario Universities, and provides scientists from its member institutions the high-performance computing resources necessary to conduct ambitious and innovative research programs. The CAC is one of North America's premiere facilities for computational research and is located at Queen's University.


high-performance computing virtual lab

NanoFabrication Kingston (NFK)

The NanoFabrication Kingston (NFK), located at Innovation Park, is a collaboration between Queen’s University and CMC Microsystems. NFK is a new open-access lab providing researchers with access to leading-edge equipment, methodologies, and expertise for designing and prototyping microsystems and nanotechnologies.