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    The Department of Physics & Astronomy is committed to McMaster’s tradition of strong, innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching programs that link to strong, innovative research programs. Our integration of teaching and learning creates a whole that is greater than the parts.

  • Undergraduate Studies

    Undergraduate Studies

    Combine hands-on experience with excellent theoretical grounding.

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    Graduate Studies

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    Facilities

    Use cutting-edge facilities in our hands-on undergraduate experience.

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    Research Opportunities

    Explore new and ground-breaking areas of investigation.

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Summer 2020 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs) due February 7th.  Click here for more details.

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Undergraduate Programs

Embark on one of the many exciting paths that Physics & Astronomy has to offer, with this comprehensive list of all our undergraduate programs

Research

Research

Research

Explore the many research areas that our department has to offer from astrophysics to quantum optics and much more...

Chair's Message

Chair's Message

Chair's Message

Our department is committed to the McMaster tradition of strong, innovative undergraduate and graduate teaching programs...

Physics Help

Physics Help

Physics Help

Need some extra help in your first-year physics courses? Our department offers numerous resources to help our students succeed.

Latest News

Exploring the Quantum Revolution

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

The McMaster Daily News recently published an article about modern applications of quantum physics, with input from our very own Prof. Duncan O'Dell.  His new... Read more

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