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.

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Summer studentships

The department currently has several summer student positions open for lab work, communications and web development.

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Featured news


Congratulations to Paul Barclay, recipient of the 2019 CAP Herzberg Medal

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Salmon population survival, quantum computing, and biometric identification research receive funding

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National Geographic: Steve the odd 'aurora' revealed to be two sky shows in one (Bea Gallardo-Lacourt)

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Congratulations to Jo-Anne Brown on winning an SU Teaching Excellence Award!

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Rothney Astrophysical Observatory

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

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