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Institutes & Centres

The Department of Physics & Astronomy is affiliated with several institutes and research facilities on campus and in the community:

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William J. McCallion Planetarium Visit Planetarium

The William J. McCallion Planetarium was the first planetarium in Ontario which offered shows to the public….

Brockhouse Institute For Materials Research Visit Institute

The BIMR mandate is to develop, support and co-ordinate all materials research-related activities…

Origins Institute Visit Institute

The Origins Institute has embarked on a mission to explore the most fundamental topics in science…

McMaster Nuclear Reactor Explore Now

The McMaster Nuclear Reactor (MNR) was the first university-based research reactor in the British Commonwealth. …


SHARCNET is the largest high performance computing consortium in Canada…

Perimeter Institute Visit Institute

A leading centre for scientific research, training and educational outreach in foundational theoretical physics….

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Our Researchers Are Also Active In Some Of The Most Advanced Facilities And Research Institutes Around The World: