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Undergraduate Calendar 2014-2015 (Spring/Summer) 
Undergraduate Calendar 2014-2015 (Spring/Summer) [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty as of January 15, 2014


D.E. Venus


Alison Sills


Cécile Fradin


Cliff Burgess/B.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Texas), F.R.S.C.
Alan A. Chen/B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Yale)
Hugh M. Couchman/B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Kari Dalnoki-Veress/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Bruce D. Gaulin/B.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (McMaster), Brockhouse Chair in the Physics of Materials
William E. Harris/B.Sc. (Alberta), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto), F.R.S.C.
Harold K. Haugen/B.Sc. (Acadia), M.Eng. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Aarhus)
Paul G. Higgs/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Cambridge), Senior Canada Research Chair
Takashi Imai/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Tokyo)
Catherine Kallin/B.Sc. (British Columbia), A.M., Ph.D. (Harvard), Senior Canada Research Chair
Graeme M. Luke/B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Ralph E. Pudritz/B.Sc. (British Columbia), M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
An-Chang Shi/B.Sc. (Fudan), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Illinois)
Alison Sills/B.Sc. (Western Ontario), Ph.D. (Yale)
Erik S. Sorensen/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Århus), Ph.D. (California-Santa Cruz)
David E. Venus/B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Douglas L. Welch/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Christine D. Wilson/B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology)


Nikolas Provatas/ M.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill)
Wytse Van Dijk/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)


Cécile Fradin/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Ph.D. (Paris VI), Canada Research Chair
Sung-Sik Lee/B.Sc. (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Pohang)
Duncan O’Dell/B.Sc. (Imperial), Ph.D. (Bristol)
Laura C. Parker/B.Sc. (Mount Allison), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Maikel Rheinstädter/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Universität des Saarlandes)
James Wadsley/B.Sc. (Monash), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)


Karen Hughes/B.Sc. (Lakehead), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Neil McKay/B.Sc. (Queen’s), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Reza Nejat/B.Sc. (Tehran), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Missouri-Rolla)
Sarah L. Symons/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Leicester)
Itay Yavin/B.Sc. (York), Ph.D. (Princeton)


Christopher R. Niebe/B.Sc. (Winnipeg), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)


Ken Sills/B.Sc. (Western Ontario), M.Sc. (St. Mary’s)


Jeffrey J. Hoyt/(Materials Science and Engineering) B.Sc. (Cornell), M.Sc., Ph.D. (California-Berkeley)
Jose M. Moran-Mirabel/(Chemistry and Chemical Biology) B.Sc., M.Sc. (ITESM-Monterrey, Mexico), Ph.D. (Cornell)
John S. Preston/(Engineering Physics) B.Eng. (McMaster), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto) P.Eng

Notes Applicable to all Programs Offered by the Department of Physics and Astronomy

  1. The Department offers the following programs:
    • Honours Astrophysics
    • Honours Biophysics
    • Honours Physics
    • Honours Physics (Origins Research Specialization)
  2. The Honours Physics, Honours Astrophysics and Honours Biophysics programs consistof a specified set of basic requirements and a wide choice of electives (including those from outside the Faculty of Science), allowing for interdisciplinary studies or the opportunity to complete a Minor in another subject. Students are encouraged to read the Program Notes of each program for a list of additional sets of courses which are appropriate preparation for graduate studies in Physics, Astronomy, or Biophysics.
  3. Transfer between options may be possible at any time, subject to satisfying the admission requirements.
  4. Admission to Honours Biophysics Co-op and Honours Physics Co-op is in Level III.
  5. A Minor in Astronomy is not permitted in the Honours Biophysics or Honours Physics program.
  6. Students wishing to take additional Level III, IV Mathematics courses should consider selecting MATH 2X03  and 2XX3  instead of MATH 2A03 .

B.Sc. Three-Level Degree

A three-level program with a Physics orientation is available through the Chemical and Physical Sciences (B.Sc.) .


    Bachelor of Science (Honours)Bachelor of ScienceMinor