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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USC Service Update

The Undergraduate Science Centre (USC) and Departments are not taking in-person student appointments until further notice.

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Undergraduate Student Registration Support

For the week of Monday, March 23rd to Friday, March 27th, registration support for Faculty of Science students is available via a virtual front desk and virtual drop-in Program Advising.

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Featured news


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Honeywell says it will soon release ‘the most powerful quantum computer yet’ (Barry Sanders)

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UCalgary researchers help international team with first-ever measurement of small quantum effect in antimatter

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Aurora science at heart of Yellowknife's second Naka Festival (David Knudsen)

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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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