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Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018 
Undergraduate Calendar 2017-2018

Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Faculty as of January 15, 2017


Graeme M. Luke


Alison Sills


Erik Sorensen


Christine D. Wilson/B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology)


Cliff Burgess/B.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Texas), F.R.S.C.
Alan A. Chen/B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Yale)
David R. Chettle/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Birmingham)
Hugh M. Couchman/B.A., M.A., Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Kari Dalnoki-Veress/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Cécile Fradin/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Ph.D. (Paris VI)
Bruce D. Gaulin/B.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (McMaster), Brockhouse Chair in the Physics of Materials
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)
Fiona E. McNeill/B.Sc. (Edinburgh), Ph.D. (Birmingham)
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)
James Wadsley/B.Sc. (Monash), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Douglas L. Welch/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)


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


Soo Hyun Byun/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Seoul National University)
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)


Reza Nejat/B.Sc. (Tehran), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Missouri-Rolla)
Itay Yavin/B.Sc. (York), Ph.D. (Princeton)


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


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
Sumanth Shankar/(Mechanical Engineering) B.Tech., Ph.D. (Worchester Polytechnic Institute)

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

  1. The Department offers the following programs:
    • Honours Astrophysics
    • Honours Medical and Biological Physics
    • Honours Physics
  2. These programs consist of 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, Medical Physics 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 (last entry in September 2017), Honours Medical and Biological Physics Co-op and Honours Physics Co-op is in Level III.
  5. A Minor in Astronomy is not permitted in the Honours Biophysics, Honours Medical and Biological Physics or Honours Physics program.
  6. Students wishing to take additional Level III, IV Mathematics courses should consider MATH 2XX3 .

B.Sc. Three-Level Degree

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


    Bachelor of Science (Honours)Bachelor of ScienceMinor

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