Research Areas

As one of the founding departments of the university, we have developed great breadth of research activities: from major international collaborations to unqiue local facilities.

Close to 100 researchers (including faculty, postdocs, and research associates) are involved in a wide range of research disciplines in the Department of Physics & Astronomy at UBC. The internationally recognized research performed by our researchers and their students is supported by superb facilities both within the department and in related institutions on campus. With research conducted in a broad set of topics in physics and astronomy, we also provide ample research learning opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students.

For more information regarding recent research updates and awards, visit Department News and Faculty and Staff Awards.