The Department of Physics at Queen's University is one of the leading physical research institutes in Canada. The research carried out by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff occurs both in Stirling Hall, as well as at external facilities such as the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory, the Cancer Center of Southeast Ontario, the HPCVL supercomputer and astronomical observatories around the world. Research is broadly categorized into 4 groups: condensed matter physics & optics, engineering and applied physics, astrophysics and astronomy, and particle physics and particle astrophysics.

Research Groups

 Browse research groups by faculty member.

Astronomy, Astrophysics & Relativity
 Website     Group members
Condensed Matter Physics & Optics
 Website    Group members
Engineering and Applied Physics
 Website     Group members
Subatomic Physics / Particle Astrophysics
 Website     Group members

Associated research group
Medical Physics at the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario
 Website

Facilities and Stores

In addition to having extensive computing facilities and experimental equipment and knowledgeable technical staff within the Department, research is also carried out at a number of external and associated facilities. The Department also has a well-equipped instrument shop and stores.