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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Science Takeover at Calgary Central Library invites Calgarians to be 'scientists for a day'

Free event Sept. 21 to feature hands-on activities and exciting learning opportunities during Beakerhead to spark scientific curiosity...

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Beakerhead kicks off this week

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PhD students from three countries produce two academic research papers in just two weeks

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Fall Orientation welcomes new UCalgary students to campus community

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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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