Master of Science
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.
|Van Raamsdonk, Mark||elementary particle theory, high energy theory. , String theory, quantum field theory, quantum gravity|
|Van Waerbeke, Ludovic||astrophysics, cosmology, dark energy, universe, gravitational lensing, galaxy, galaxies, Cosmology, dark matter, galaxy formation, structure formation|
|Waltham, Christopher||Musical Acoustics|
|Whitehead, Lorne||Applied physics, especially novel geometrical approaches; Applied optics; Illuminating engineering and display technology|
|Ye, Ziliang||Optics and Photonics; Nanomaterials|
|Young, Jeff||Photonics, condensed matter physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, photonic crystals, nonlinear optics, spintronics|
|Zhitnitsky, Ariel||Particle theory, cosmology, quantum chromodymics, hadrons, axion physics, physcs of neutron stars, inflation models, dark matter problem|
|Zhou, Fei||Condensed matter and theoretical physics, Ultra Cold Atoms Near Resonances|
|Zou, Ke||2D crystals, molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) synthesis, heterostructures, gated field effect transistors (FETs)|
UBC’s quantum devices group joins international collaboration to study the entropy of exotic quantum states theresa Thu, 2020-11-05 11:30 am /sites/default/files/2020-11/20201105-thumbnail-QauntumDevicesGroup.png (via SBQMI) A team of researchers including UBC ...
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...
First time achieving a monolayer ferromagnetic material FE3GETE2 in wafer scale theresa Thu, 2020-10-22 8:32 am (via SBQMI) Researchers in Ke Zou’s lab have grown the first monolayer two-dimensional (2D) material that is both metallic and has an out-of-plane magnetization vector....
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 ...