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||Physical sciences; Musical Acoustics|
|Whitehead, Lorne||Atomic, molecular, and optical physics; Education; Economics and business administration; Applied optics; Applied physics, especially novel geometrical approaches; Illuminating engineering and display technology; Optimizing innovation and enhancing learning within higher education|
|Ye, Ziliang||Physical sciences; Nanomaterials; Optics and Photonics|
|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)|
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PHAS James Charbonneau and Mark Van Raamsdonk awarded Killam Teaching Prize theresa Thu, 2021-05-13 11:15 am /sites/default/files/2021-05/20210512-thumbnail-JamesAndMark.png Congratulations to PHAS Professors Drs. James Charbonneau and Mark Van Raamsdonk, who are...