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All courses for every first-year Science student will be delivered online this fall. A limited number of students in their second, third and fourth years will return to campus for part of the semester.

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Research

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at McMaster is committed to exploring new and ground-breaking areas of research, with faculty members working in quickly-developing research areas as biophysics, polymer physics and quantum computing, combined with explorations of the newest developments in astrophysics, cosmology, condensed-matter and nuclear research.

Major Areas of Research

Astrophysics

Astrophysics

The Astrophysics Group at McMaster provides a wide range of expertise and a vital research environment...

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Elementary Particle Physics

Elementary Particle Physics

Subatomic physics represents the cutting edge of our knowledge of physics on the smallest scales...

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Laser Physics, Quantum Optics & Ultracold Atoms

Laser Physics, Quantum Optics & Ultracold Atoms

An interdisciplinary realm of optics, atomic and molecular physics, quantum mechanics, and materials science...

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Quantum Condensed Matter Physics

Quantum Condensed Matter Physics

McMaster provides outstanding opportunities for studies in experimental condensed matter physics...

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Soft Condensed Matter & Biophysics

Soft Condensed Matter & Biophysics

In our department, five active research groups are working in the area of Soft Matter and Biophysics...

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Medical Physics

Medical Physics

Medical Physicists are responsible for radiation therapy treatment planning and the oversight of medical imaging...

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Nobel Laureate

Astrophysics

Bertram Brockhouse, Nobel Laureate

Biography prepared by John R.D. Copley at the time of Dr. Brockhouse's retirement in 1984....

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