Doctor of Philosophy
The Department of Physics & Astronomy at UBC is noted for the excellence of its research and its high academic standards and integrity. We are one of the largest departments, and can offer a wide range of pure and applied research opportunities for students. Each year, our faculty bring over $20 million in research grants. This enables us to maintain world-class research laboratories and computational facilities, attract distinguished post-doctorate researchers, and support highly skilled engineers and technicians whose expertise is critical to our research.
We host a full range of presentations and seminars including many on current and emerging topics and technologies, and invite nationally and internationally renowned scientists to participate. We have weekly seminar series on Astronomy, Particle Physics, Condensed Matter, Biophysics, and Theoretical Physics. At our facilities at Vancouver General Hospital, TRIUMF, and AMPEL, seminars are held regularly for faculty and students.
|Affleck, Ian Keith||Condensed matter theory, quantum magnetism, quantum impurities, high-Tc superconductivity, low dimensional magnetism, quantum wires and dots, high energy theory, impurities in metals|
|Berciu, Mona||condensed matter theory, strongly correlated systems, polarons, bipolarons|
|Boley, Aaron||Astronomy and Astrophysics; Planet formation, protoplanetary disk evolution, formation of meteorite parent bodies|
|Bonn, Douglas Andrew||Condensed matter, high temperature superconductors, microwave measurements, crystal growth|
|Bryman, Douglas||Science and Knowledge, Experimental Particle Physics, Applied physics, Physics|
|Burke, Sarah||Scanning probe microscopy, organic materials, nanoscale materials, surface physics, photovoltaics|
|Choptuik, Matthew||Theoretical physics, Relativity/Computational Physics|
|Damascelli, Andrea||Electronic structure of solids, strongly correlated electron systems, low dimensional spin systems, thin films and nanostructures, transition metal oxides, high-Tc superconductors, linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopies, angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy, photoelectron spectroscopy, synchrotron based spectroscopies., Electronic structure of novel complex systems in nanostructured materials|
|Folk, Joshua||Quantum devices, Majorana fermions , Strongly correlated electronics, Topological phenomena, Fractional quantum Hall effect, Vanderwaals heterostructures|
|Franz, Marcel||Condensed matter theory|
|Gay, Colin||Experimental subatomic physics, Beyond Standard Model physics, Extra dimensions|
|Gladman, Brett||Astronomy, Planetary Science, meteorites, astrobiology, Solar system formation and evolution|
|Hallas, Alannah||Quantum Phenomena, Quantum materials, Materials design and discovery, Magnetism|
|Halpern, Mark||Cosmology, Cosmic background radiation, history of star formation, measuring the geometry and contents of the Universe, satellites, balloon-borne telescopes, the physics of music, Physics of music, Cosmic Microwave Background, Physical Cosmology, Star formation history|
|Hansen, Carl||Single-Cell Analysis, Molecular Diagnostics, genomics|
|Hasinoff, Michael||Low-energy particle physics|
|Hearty, Christopher||Subatomic physics, Experimental Particle Physics Research|
|Hepburn, John||Chemical physics|
|Heyl, Jeremy||Quantum Phenomena, Stellar, Astrophysics, Stellar Physics, Quantum-Field Theory|
|Hickson, Paul||cosmology, galaxies, telescopes, adaptive optics., Astronomy, astrophysics, Galaxies, clusters, instrumentation, adaptive optics|
|Hinshaw, Gary||cosmology, cosmic background radiation, Cosmology, Measuring diffuse background radiations|
|Jones, David||Atomic, optical and molecular physics,Ultrafast Optics, Spectroscopy|
|Karczmarek, Joanna||String theory, Matrix models, Emergent spacetime and gravity, Noncommutative geometry|
|Kiefl, Robert||Quantum Phenomena, condensed matter physics, polarons, multiferroics, superconductivity, magnetism|
|Kruecken, Reiner||Elementary Particles, Universe Structure, Nuclear Physics, Nuclear Astrophysics, Neutrino Physics|
|Lister, Alison||Elementary Particles, Large Hadron Collier (LHC), ATLAS experiment, Search for physics beyond the standard model, top quarks, Dark Matter, Detector development|
|MacKay, Alexander||Medical physics, Use of Magnetic Resonance Techniques to Investigate Human Pathology|
|Madison, Kirk||Condensed matter, atomic, molecular and optical physics|
|Marziali, Andre||Teaching methods, pedagogy, Robotics in education, Nanotechnology, Engineering Physics, Genomics, Biophysics, Genomics Technologies|
|Matthews, Jaymie Mark||Stellar seismology, stellar structure and evolution, exoplanets, magnetic peculiar stars, photometry and spectroscopy, space astronomy|
|Mattison, Thomas||Subatomic physics, Particle & Nuclear Physics, Applied Physics|
|McKenna, Janis||Experimental Particle Physics|
|Michal, Carl||Nuclear magnetic resonance, biological and energy storage materials|
|Milner, Valery||Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics; Ultrafast Quantum Coherent Control; Ultrafast Spectroscopy|
|Oser, Scott||Elementary Particles, particle physics, neutrinos, dark matter, statistical methods for physics|
|Plotkin, Steven||Biophysics theory and computation|
|Raussendorf, Robert||Measurement-based models for quantum computation, fault-tolerant quantum computation under geometric constraints, quantum cellular automata|
|Reinsberg, Stefan||Medical physics, MRIs|
|Richer, Harvey||astronomy, stars, galaxies, universe, solar system, stellar astrophysics, tellar populations, Astronomy, Stellar populations, star clusters white dwarfs|
|Rottler, Joerg||Solids, Polymers, Nanomaterials, Condensed Matter and Materials Physics, Soft Matter|
|Rozali, Moshe||String theory, high energy physics, quantum field theory, cosmology and classical gravitational physics|
|Schleich, Kristin||Theoretical physics, general relativity|
|Scott, Douglas||Science and Knowledge, Cosmology|
|Semenoff, Gordon Walter||Theoretical and mathematical physics, the physics of elementary particles, condensed matter physics, String theory, quantum field theory, statistical mechanics, Moedal experiment, Large Hadron Collider, CERN|
|Sigurdson, Kris||The Universe, Cosmology, Dark Matter, Dark Energy, Particle Physics, Astrophysics, Cosmic Microwave Background, Cosmic 21-cm Fluctuations, Radio Astronomy, CHIME|
PHAS undergrad program coordinator Salena Li receives President’s Staff Award theresa Fri, 2019-10-18 4:03 pm /sites/phas/files/2019-10/20191002_SalenaAward_thumbnail.png Congratulations to Salena Li, PHAS undergraduate program coordinator, for receiving the 2019 UBC...
Statement of the UBC Department of Physics and Astronomy on the Global Climate Strike theresa Wed, 2019-09-25 3:29 pm The Department of Physics and Astronomy supports the aims of the Global Climate Strike in response to the rapidly developing climate crisis. We are encouraged that our...
Dr. Mona Berciu elected Fellow of American Physical Society theresa Mon, 2019-09-23 3:54 pm /sites/phas/files/2019-09/20190923Mona-APS-Fellow.png Congratulations to Dr. Mona Berciu, who has been elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society this year! The APS...
David Balzarini (1938 – 2019) theresa Thu, 2019-08-08 1:00 pm /sites/phas/files/2019-08/20190808_Balzarini_thumbnail.png It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David Balzarini, a former faculty member in the Department of Physics from 1968 until his...
WMAP and Planck collaborations received European Physical Society prize theresa Tue, 2019-07-23 2:46 pm /sites/phas/files/2019-07/20190724%20eps%20award.png Congratulations to the WMAP and Planck collaborations, which are awarded the 2019 Giuseppe and Vanna Cocconi...