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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.

  • Graduate Studies

    Graduate Studies

    Join our strong and diverse research community.

  • Facilities

    Facilities

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

  • William J. McCallion Planetarium

    William J. McCallion Planetarium

    Visit the Universe at our on-campus 35-seat Planetarium.

  • Research Opportunities

    Research Opportunities

    Explore new and ground-breaking areas of investigation.

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All first-year Science courses will be delivered virtually for Winter 2021. Due to the COVID-19 provincial lock-down, all students who were expecting in-person labs, should check their McMaster e-mail for important winter announcements..

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New Faculty Position: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Theoretical or Experimental Physics of Quantum Matter.

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New Faculty Position: Tenure-Track Position in Experimental Radiation Physics

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

Applications Open for Summer 2021 NSERC USRAs

Friday, 22 January 2021

Applications are now open for McMaster University's Summer 2021 NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Awards (USRAs). These prestigious research positions allow exceptional undergraduates to perform a... Read more

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