Department of Physics & Astronomy

OBSERVE. INTERPRET. UNDERSTAND.

Welcome to the Department of Physics & Astronomy

Physics is the study of matter and energy at all scales, from the sub-nuclear to the dimensions of the universe. It is the fundamental science — all other sciences and technologies rely on the principles of physics.

Physics involves observing and understanding natural phenomena. It is evident in the world around us in everything from the seasons, the motion of objects, the flight of birds, the night sky and the weather, to lasers, electronics and the technology we rely on today. Astronomy teaches you how to study objects at a distance and interpret the information gathered. This helps us begin to understand the universe we live in. The skills you will learn in astronomy are also applicable to remote sensing and its application to environmental problems.

Department Highlights

Dr. Saurya Das

PUBlic Professor Series | Dr. Saurya Das

Join physics and astronomy professor, Dr. Saurya Das, as he explores

Our Universe: its beginning, flow and end

Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Location: Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge, 320 Scenic Dr S, Lethbridge, AB

Grace Martin (BSc '14/BEd '16)

"Imaginatively Intellectual" Grace Martin (BSc ‘14/BEd '16) Teaches with Heart and Doesn't Shy Away from Tough Topics

"Ultimately, I learned how to be a better teacher and writer through the diversity of great instructors at the U of L."

Grace is a two-time graduate of the University of Lethbridge. In 2014, she received a biological sciences degree with a sizeable unofficial physics minor and a teaching degree in 2016. Grace now teaches science and physics at Innisfail High School, where she remains steadfast and devoted to her students' wellbeing and continued improvement, even during these difficult times.

Radiation Oncology Physics in a Pandemic Era

The Department of Physics & Astronomy presents Radiation Oncology Physics in a Pandemic Era, with Dr. Charles Kirkby, Jack Ady Cancer Centre, Lethbridge. Delve into radiotherapy plan optimization in the presence of very low density media in the treatment of lung cancer, and applications of machine learning to prostate cancer outcomes analysis. Later on, Dr. Kirkby will discuss an exciting development on the COVID-19 front. 

Thursday, April 8, from 9 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

HYRS - Joel Jansen

Through the HYRS program, Joel Jansen participated in cutting-edge research, met new friends and experienced meaningful collaboration to take with him into university. He learned how to use affinity chromatography and Microscale …

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Congratulations to the Class of 2021 from the Faculty of Arts & Science

Congratulations to the class of 2021! We wish you all the best of luck in your future endeavours and can't wait to see what you do next. We are so proud of …

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"Imaginatively Intellectual" Grace Martin (BSc '14/BEd '16) Teaches with Heart and Doesn't Shy Away from Tough Topics

Grace Martin (BSc ‘14/BEd '16) is a dedicated teacher, published author, loving mother and wellness coach. Grace is a two-time graduate of the University of Lethbridge. In 2014, she received a biological sciences degree with …

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Career Bridge: Centre for Work-Integrated Learning and Career Development

Career Bridge

 

Put Your Knowledge to Work 

Whether you’re looking for a more in-depth learning experience by assisting with research projects on campus or by testing your knowledge in a real-life work setting, we can help! The University of Lethbridge is proud to offer you an exceptional opportunity to explore professional development through academic programs and services designed to give you a competitive edge in a fast-changing world.

You have a bright future — experience it via Career Bridge at uLethbridge!

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