1) You’re at home in the universe
Astronomy and astrophysics examine the universe, galaxies and stars; stellar birth, evolution and death; how explosions of stars create fast-moving cosmic ray particles and pulsars; how the rotation of galaxies reveals the presence of dark matter; and cosmology and the evolution of the universe. Physics explores the universe from the grandest to most minute; from the structure of the cosmos to the structure of sub-atomic particles, and all the forces that hold them together and apart.
2) You want access to state of the art equipment
Our students have access to on-site planetarium and research laboratories with state of the art equipment including: high-resolution mass spectrometers, helium liquefier, dilution refrigerator for milikelvin temperatures, and an ultrasonics research laboratory. Students also have access to International re-search facilities such as: TRIUMF (Canada’s national sub-atomic physics lab), Compute Canada, National high-performance computing system, Jefferson National Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory in the United States.