The Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

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Prof. Kristine Spekkens receives 2024 CASCA Executive Award

2024 Science Rendezvous draws huge crowd

Cover from Optica Quantum features the research of Becca VanDrunen, Juanjuan Ren and Sebastian Franke, from the Hughes Group.
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Physical Review Letter Paper
Postdocs Melissa Diamond and Chris Capiello find exciting findings that show the existing interactions between Standard Model particles can improve the reach and sensitivity of existing dark matter detectors
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Jennifer Low receives 2024 SGPS Staff Excellence Award

McDonald Institute receives $45.5M in Federal Funding

An underwater camera mounted in the SNO+ (Sudbury Neutrino Observatory) neutrino detector captures a snapshot image when the 12-metre diameter acrylic sphere is 85% full. (Photo by Prof. Mark Chen)
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Katrina Reimer helps to detect dark matter in the universe

Physics Department

The Department of Physics at 成人大片 is one of Canada's leading teaching and research institutes in Physics, Engineering Physics and Astronomy. Our faculty include high-profile, world-class physicists who work on cutting edge areas of theoretical, computational, applied and experimental physics. Our students have the opportunity to engage in international collaboration as well as inter-disciplinary research with other departments at Queen's, and work in state-of-the-art laboratories.

Learn more about Dr. McDonald co-receiving the 2015 Nobel Prize


Total Solar Eclipse - A Huge Success

Thousands of people gathered to experience the phenomenal total solar eclipse at 成人大片 Tindall Field.


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