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.

Events

News

President Vianne Timmons honoured the exceptional and exemplary at the 2022 President’s Awards on Wednesday, Nov. 30.

Winners from the Faculty of Science include Dr. Joshua Rash, Psychology, President's Award for Outstanding Research; Dr. Kurt Gamperl, Ocean Sciences and Dr. Duncan McIlroy, Earth Sciences/Bonne Bay Aquarium and Research Station, University Research Professor; Dr. David Churchill, Computer Science, President's Award for Outstanding Teaching (Faculty) and Dr. Rick Goulding, Physics and Physical Oceanography and Yellow Martin, Psychology, President's Award for Exemplary Employees - Champion of Service.

Breakthroughs in everything from improvements to prosthetic hands to the identification of emerging environmental pollutants.

Six of the seven Research Tools and Instruments (RTI) grants provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Council (NSERC) through its 2022 Discovery Research Programs Competition to researchers at Memorial were in the Faculty of Science.