Who are we?

The Department of Physics at the Université de Montréal is one of the leaders in Canada. It stands out for the number of researchers, their broad range of disciplines, the scope of their work, the major grants they are awarded and the extensive facilities at their disposal.

The Department is known for its exceptional expertise in:

  • Astrophysics
  • Condensed materials
  • Particle physics
  • Plasma physics
  • Biophysics
  • Medical physics

Our researchers work in close collaboration with their counterparts at Polytechnique Montréal and hospital research centres, allowing them to reach a critical mass and giving them access to many different research instruments.

The Department's professors always have students' interests in mind, and pave the way for the most ambitious international research projects. Students at all levels, from undergraduate to PhD, can count on a vibrant and top-quality research environment.

Cutting-edge education recognized worldwide

Our Department offers a complete range of programs offering a solid grounding in many fields and opening doors to a multitude of careers, in:

  • Aerospace
  • Bioinformatics
  • Teaching
  • Finance
  • Instrumentation and metrology
  • Meteorology
  • Microelectronics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optoelectronics
  • Medical physics
  • Scientific programming
  • Environmental protection
  • Industry and academic research
  • Telecommunications
  • Telemetry