Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
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Inline Coherent Imaging Technology Goes Global

Recently, Queen's startup company Laser Depth Dynamics (LDD) was purchased by IPG Photonics Corporation, the world leader in high-performance fibre lasers and amplifiers. LDD was founded in Kingston 2012 by Paul Webster (Sc'06, PhD'13) and Roger Bowes (Sc'92), with the support of Prof. James Fraser, Queen's PARTEQ Innovations (now part of the Queen’s Office of Partnerships and Innovation). Dr. Webster, who is a graduate of Queen's Engineering Physics, developed the key LDD technology called Inline Coherent Imaging (ICI) during his PhD under the supervision of Prof. James Fraser in the Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy. 

Queen’s receives $63.7 million federal government investment to form Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre

Queen's University has received $63.7 million in federal government investment from the Canada First Research Excellence Fund (CFREF). The fund supports the creation of the Canadian Particle Astrophysics Research Centre to strengthen partnerships between Queen’s and other Canadian universities, attract top talent and build on Canada’s position as a leader in the field.

Professor Knobel and team explores the promise of the quantum realm

Opened in April 2015, NanoFabrication Kingston (NFK)— formerly known as KNFL (Kingston Nano-Fabrication Laboratory)— in Innovation Park, is the home for many researchers and companies conducting cutting edge research. Professor Rob Knobel and his students are using the  highly specialized equipment in the laboratory to fabricate nanosenors made from graphene, which is a single layer of carbon atoms in a honeycomb lattice.

London's Canada House shows Nobel Prize winning research exhibit

A week before the international Neutrino 2016 conference, a new exhibit highlighting the 2015 Nobel Prize winning research by SNO was opened to the public on Canada Day in London. The exhibit, New Eyes on the Universe will showcase the prize winning research results, and promote the current research underway at SNOLAB providing new insights and pushing the frontiers in particle astrophysics.