Department of Physics and Astronomy

Learn about the physical forces that shape life as we know it and define our place in the universe.

Undergraduate programs

Our department offers two main undergraduate concentrations.

Graduate programs

Pursue a master's or doctorate in one of five specializations.

Featured news


Graduate students: Unleash your research story through imagery

2020 Research Image Competition registration closes Feb. 3...

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In the News: Phys.org

Hot gas feeds spiral arms of the Milky Way

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University of Calgary students play starring role in cosmic discovery

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In the News: Russell Shanahan, Stephen Lemmer, and Jereon Stil in Global News

‘The first reaction was disbelief’: Calgary researchers discover magnetic structure in Milky Way galaxy

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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

Explore the cosmos

Experience the wonders of the night sky at the Rothney Astrophysical Observatory, Canada's best-equipped astronomical learning facility.

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