What makes the world go ‘round? Physicists are the key.


Answer the big questions and study to further our understanding of the physical world.

Physics is the most fundamental of the sciences. It is the study of matter and energy, space and time, and of the relations between them. Through the study of forces, matter, radiation, energy and all of their interactions, physicists seek to understand the world we live in. Advances in physics often lead to technological advances and sometimes influence the other sciences.

Laurentian University Physics faculty members play a key role in the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory laboratory (SNOLAB), a world-class research facility that helps scientists understand the origins and nature of the universe

The study of physics will provide you with the tools to shape the future, to determine solutions to new and evolving challenges, some of which we don't even know exist yet.

Key Features

Core studies in mechanics, electricity and magnetism, atomic and nuclear physics, optics, thermodynamics and quantum physics.
Options in biomedical physics, mathematical and computational physics, advanced optics, condensed matter and particle physics.
Laurentian University is a founding member of the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory Institute, recognized recently with the awarding of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Physics to Professor McDonald.

Career Opportunities

Physicists are employed in a broad range of industries with major opportunities for cutting edge careers in research, education, technology and industry. Graduate studies, lasers and optics, chiropractic, dentistry, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary, medicine, and other healthcare professions, environmental, nuclear science, fundamental physics, space science, research and development, teaching, computing, consulting, product development, non-traditional careers such as management and administration, finance and law, sales and marketing.

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