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About the Department

Dalhousie's Physics and Atmospheric Science Department is world-class—in education and in research. We offer programs at the undergraduate and graduate level and students have access to a wide range of state-of-the-art equipment, including materials growth and characterization facilities, high power computer clusters, atmospheric observational facilities and medical imaging facilities. 

World renowned faculty

Our professors are not only driven to succeed in their own research careers, they also want to ensure students achieve academic success and are willing to share their expertise both inside and outside the classroom (many have an open-door office hours policy).

With hundreds of thousands of research funding dollars brought in by our faculty members each year, you'll have the opportunity to apply for student research positions at the undergraduate level. As a graduate student, depending who you choose as your advisor, you could be provided with a fellowship or stipend that covers part or all of your educational expenses.

Plus, with dedicated lounge areas at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, you're sure to enjoy lively discussion with your peers. You could join a study group or join DUPS, the Physics and Atmospheric Science Department's student society--either way, Dal's Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science has a place for you.

Atmospheric Science

Discover the ins and outs of the climate change debate. Learn more about our research and program offerings in atmospheric science.


Learning about physics can help you understand how the world works - from the nature of gravity to the spin of subatomic particles. View our academic programs.