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McMaster University will continue to host undergraduate academic activities remotely for the Spring/Summer/Intersession term with only a few exceptions for courses that need student access to specialized equipment.

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New Position: Contractually Limited Assistant Professor (CLA).

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

Perspectives on Radiation Safety, Nuclear Security and Protecting the Environment

Thursday, 18 February 2021

In this talk, Dr. Ed Waller will briefly outline his transition from industry to academia, some of the research projects he worked on while in... Read more

Applications Open for Summer 2021 NSERC USRAs

Tuesday, 19 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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