Mar 03, 2021  
Undergraduate Calendar 2020-2021 
Undergraduate Calendar 2020-2021

Department of Physics and Astronomy
Faculty as of January 15, 2020


Graeme M. Luke


Maikel Rheinstädter


Cécile Fradin


Bruce D. Gaulin/B.Sc. (McGill), Ph.D. (McMaster), Brockhouse Chair in the Physics of Materials
Christine D. Wilson/B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (California Institute of Technology)


Maikel Rheinstädter


Cliff Burgess/B.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (Texas), F.R.S.C.
Soo Hyun Byun/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Seoul National University)
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)
Harold K. Haugen/(Engineering Physics) 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
Sung-Sik Lee/B.Sc. (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Pohang)
Graeme M. Luke/B.Sc. (Queen’s), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Fiona E. McNeill/B.Sc. (Edinburgh), Ph.D. (Birmingham)
Duncan O’Dell/B.Sc. (Imperial), Ph.D. (Bristol)
Laura C. Parker/B.Sc. (Mount Allison), Ph.D. (Waterloo)
Ralph E. Pudritz/B.Sc. (British Columbia), M.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Maikel Rheinstädter/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Universität des Saarlandes)
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)


James Forrest/ B.Sc. (British Columbia), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Glenn Paquette/B.A. (St. Olaf College), Ph.D. (Illinois)
Wytse Van Dijk/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Christopher R. Wiebe/B.Sc. (Winnipeg), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)


Janos Juhasz/B.Sc. (Babes-Bolyai), Ph.D. (Guelph)
Reza Nejat/B.Sc. (Tehran), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Missouri-Rolla)
Miranda Schmidt/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)


Jovica Atanackovic/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Davide Gaiotto/Laurea (Pisa), Ph.D. (Princeton)
Andrei R. Hanu/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Annika Lennarz/(TRIUMF) B.Sc., Diploma, Ph.D. (Münster)


Michael Farquharson/(Interdisciplinary Science) B.Sc.(Sussex), M.Sc. (Surrey), Ph.D. (University College, London)
Adam Hitchcock/(Chemistry and Chemical Biology) B.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (British Columbia)
Jose M. Moran-Mirabal/(Chemistry and Chemical Biology) B.Sc., M.Sc. (ITESM-Monterrey, Mexico), Ph.D. (Cornell)
Sumanth Shankar/(Mechanical Engineering) B.Tech., Ph.D. (Worchester Polytechnic Institute)
Sarah Symons/(Interdisciplinary Science) B.Sc., Ph.D. (Leicester)

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 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 Medical and Biological Physics or Honours Physics programs.
  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 .


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