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:
SNO (The Sudbury Neutrino Observatory)
Queen's University is the lead institution of SNOLAB, the world's deepest underground lab for astroparticle physics, located in Sudbury, Ontario. The lab was built as an expansion of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) Experiment, which famously co-won the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery of neutrino oscillations. The successor experiment to SNO continues as SNO+, upgraded with a liquid scintillator serving as the medium for detecting neutrinos from the Sun, Earth, supernovae and nearby reactors, as well as searching for neutrinoless double beta decay. SNOLAB is home to nearly a dozen dark matter experiments, many of which Queen's researchers are leaders and/or active participants (PICO, DEAP-3600, NEWS-G, SNO+, SuperCDMS and CUTE).
Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario
The Medical Physics group at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario supports an active program in clinical development and research in the field of radiation therapy. The physicists at the Cancer Centre are also involved with teaching and research within the Department of Physics at Queen's University. The Cancer Centre is located only a few blocks south-east from Stirling Hall.
Centre for Advanced Computing (CAC)
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.
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.