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|
|Aronson, Meigan||heavy-ferromagnetic compounds; charge density waves; magnetic nanoparticles|
|Bagger, Jonathan||High energy physics; String theory; Bagger-Lambert-Gustavsson action; Supersymmetry; Superspace; Supergravity|
|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||Particle physics, experimental; 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|
|Dierker, Steve||Collective dynamics of condensed matter systems; Dependence on reduced dimensionality, strong interactions, disorder, and mesoscale structure|
|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|
|Hasinoff, Michael||Low-energy particle physics|
|Hearty, Christopher||Subatomic physics, Experimental Particle Physics Research|
|Heyl, Jeremy||Quantum Phenomena; Stellar; Astrophysics; Stellar Physics; Quantum-Field Theory; Neutron Stars; Black Holes|
|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||Particle physics, experimental; Large Hadron Collier (LHC); ATLAS experiment; Search for physics beyond the standard model; top quarks; dark matter; Machine Learning; Long-lived particles|
|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|
|McIver, Jess||General relativity and gravitational waves in astronomical and space sciences; Gravitational wave astrophysics; Multi-messenger astronomy; Characterization of large-scale physics instrumentation; data science|
|McKenna, Janis||Experimental Particle Physics; Instrumentation|
|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|
|Rahmim, Arman||medical physics; Molecular imaging; Image Reconstruction; Quantitative Imaging; Machine learning and radiomics; Theranostics|
|Raussendorf, Robert||Measurement-based models for quantum computation, fault-tolerant quantum computation under geometric constraints, quantum cellular automata|
|Reinsberg, Stefan||Medical physics, MRIs|
|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|
|Sossi, Vesna||Medical Imaging, Brain imaging|
|Stairs, Ingrid||pulsars, gravity, general relativity, radio astronomy, radio pulsars, pulsar searches and long-term timing, Radio astronomy|
|Stamp, Philip C||Theoretical physics, strongly-correlated condensed matter systems, quantum magnetism, decoherence, quantum information, gravity|
|Unruh, William||black holes; cosmology; quantum computers; theory of gravity|
Scientists detect 39 new gravitational wave events theresa Thu, 2020-10-29 8:56 am /sites/default/files/2020-10/20201029-thumbnail-GWevents.png (via UBC News) The LIGO-Virgo Collaboration, including UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy researchers, has confirmed...
New limits on the first moments of the Universe theresa Mon, 2020-10-26 11:14 am /sites/default/files/2020-10/20201026-thumbnail-Planck%20.png A new analysis of data from the Planck satellite has put constraints on the state of the Universe in the first trillionth of...
Model offers simple way to troubleshoot polymer thin-film self-assembly theresa Thu, 2020-10-22 8:15 am /sites/default/files/2020-10/20201022-thumbnail-selfassembly.png (via SBQMI) Joerg Rottler, Professor in UBC's Department of Physics and Astronomy, and his...
UBC laboratory funded to study materials that can trap and manipulate light at the nanoscale theresa Wed, 2020-10-21 5:01 pm /sites/default/files/2020-10/20201020-thumbnail-CFI_white.png UBC physics professor Steve Dierker has been awarded $2.0M to develop the ...
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