Welcome to Physics and Physical Oceanography

The Department of Physics and Physical Oceanography offers an extensive program of undergraduate physics courses that includes not only minor, majors and honours in Physics, but also major and honours programs in Environmental Physics and several joint degree options.

The joint degree programs have been developed in coordination with other departments. While some care has gone into their design, it is still possible to adjust these programs to suit the needs and interests of individual students.

We have a large and active graduate degree program at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. Our graduate students are engaged in research in diverse fields, such as glacial dynamics, ocean modeling, condensed matter theory and experiments, and material science.



Memorial researchers, including those in the Faculty of Science, have secured nearly $8 million in competitive funding for research projects ranging from childhood amnesia to ocean biodiversity to renewable energy systems.

The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) announced the results of its 2022 Discovery Research Programs competition on June 23.

In total, NSERC is investing $7,900,226 at Memorial.