Research in the Department
We are a research active department, with activities in the seven primary research areas listed in the left-hand menu, including atomic physics, astronomy and astrophysics, biophysics and bio-mass-spectrometry, condensed matter physics, medical physics, subatomic physics, and theoretical physics.

Research funding in the department is obtained primarily from the National Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), and the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), with smaller contributions from University internal grants, industry, and other, including some foreign, sources. The average total yearly funding level among all research areas in the department is around CAD 3 million, not including adjunct funding.

The continuous number of graduate students in the department has been above 50 for several years and is currently increasing. All graduate students in the department are required to be actively involved in research and graduate student training forms a major part of our research program.    

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