Physics


Faculty List

Professors
V. Barzda, Ph.D.
W. Ghobriel, Ph.D.
C. Gradinaru, Ph.D.
A. Hilfinger, Ph.D
J.N. Milstein, Ph.D.
G.W.K. Moore, Ph.D.
S.R. Rauscher, Ph.D

Chair
Lindsay Schoenbohm
Room DV4037, William G. Davis Bldg
905-569-4400
cpschair.utm@utoronto.ca

Faculty Program Advisor
Claudiu Gradinaru
Room DV4051, William G. Davis Bldg
905-828-3833
claudiu.gradinaru@utoronto.ca

Academic Counsellor/Undergrad Program Administrator
Christina Fortes
Room 4061, William G. Davis Bldg.
905-828-5351
christina.fortes@utoronto.ca

 

The domain of physics ranges from its origins in natural philosophy to the investigations of complex biological systems. Combining the power of mathematics with the art of precision experiments, Physics discovers the mechanisms that interconnect many different aspects of nature. An increasing number of activities in modern science and technology have arisen from a fundamental basis in physics. Physicists are interested in all systems that can be studied by experimental measurements, and described by mathematical models. Physicists at U of T Mississauga interact closely with astronomers, biologists, chemists, geologists and other scientists to study complex problems in these disciplines.

Students of physics develop flexible skills in experimentation, problem-solving, analytical thinking, and modeling. We offer a Specialist Program in Biomedical Physics that combines fundamental courses in physics, mathematics, chemistry, and biology together with specialized courses in biological physics. This new program has been introduced in response to the growing demand for specialists with physics background in the areas of biology and medicine. We also offer Physics Major and Minor programs. A Major or Minor in physics, in combination with another major, can strongly enhance studies in the other discipline. Besides mathematics and the other natural sciences, a major in another quantitative discipline such as computer science, management/finance, or economics is ideally suited to be combined with a Physics Major or Minor. A physics background with its emphasis on quantitative problem solving enhances future employment opportunities in scientific research and teaching, biomedical professions, biotech and environmental organizations, industrial research and development, electronics and engineering companies, informatics and computer-related enterprises, or financial institutions.

Students should also review the Degree Requirements section prior to selecting courses