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Department of Physics and Astronomy


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Faculty as of January 15, 2023

CHAIR

Alison Sills

ASSOCIATE CHAIR (GRADUATE)

Laura C. Parker

ASSOCIATE CHAIR (UNDERGRADUATE)

Fiona E. McNeill

DISTINGUISHED UNIVERSITY PROFESSORS

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

PROFESSORS

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)
Kari Dalnoki-Veress/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Cécile Fradin/B.Sc., M.Sc. (Ecole Normale Supérieure), Ph.D. (Paris VI)
Paul G. Higgs/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Takashi Imai/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Tokyo)
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)
James Wadsley/B.Sc. (Monash), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Douglas L. Welch/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto) 

ADJUNCT PROFESSORS

James Forrest/ B.Sc. (British Columbia), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Wytse Van Dijk/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Robert Wickham/B.Sc. (Toronto), Ph.D. (Chicago)
Christopher R. Wiebe/B.Sc. (Winnipeg), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)

ASSOCIATE PROFESSORS

Kevin Diamond/B.Sc. (Waterloo), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Hari Kunduri/B.Sc. (Toronto), M.Math., Ph.D. (Cambridge)
Reza Nejat/B.Sc. (Tehran), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Missouri-Rolla)

ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Patrick Clancy/B.Sc. (St. Francis Xavier), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Ryan Cloutier/B.Sc., Ph.D. (Toronto)
Robert Cockcroft/B.Sc. (University College London), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Eduardo Galiano-Riveros/B.S. (Rensselaer), M.S. (Wisconsin), Ph.D. (Texas)
Miranda Schmidt/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (Guelph)
Sergey Sibiryakov/B.Sc. (Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology), Ph.D. (Institute of Nuclear Research of the Russian Academy of Sciences)

ADJUNCT ASSISTANT PROFESSORS

Jovica Atanackovic/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Priscilla Dreyer/B.Sc. (McMaster), Ph.D. (Toronto)
Andrei R. Hanu/B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Eric Johnston/B.Sc. (Queens), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Annika Lennarz/B.Sc., Diploma, Ph.D. (Münster)
Ryan Studinski/B.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Christopher Thome/B.MSc. (Western), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)
Jeroen Thompson/B.Sc. (Michigan), M.Sc. (Connecticut), Ph.D. (McMaster)
Christopher Wiebe/B.Sc. (Winnipeg), M.Sc., Ph.D. (McMaster)

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Michael Farquharson/(Interdisciplinary Science) B.Sc.(Sussex), M.Sc. (Surrey), Ph.D. (University College, London)
Jose M. Moran-Mirabal/(Chemistry and Chemical Biology) B.Sc., M.Sc. (ITESM-Monterrey, Mexico), Ph.D. (Cornell)
Sarah Symons/(Interdisciplinary Science) B.Sc., Ph.D. (Leicester)
Robin Zhao/(Civil Engineering) B.Sc. (Waterloo), M.Sc., Ph.D. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

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 or a Minor in Astrophysics 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 .

Programs

    Bachelor of Science (Honours)Bachelor of ScienceMinor(s):

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