Physics and Atmospheric Science
Location: Sir James Dunn Science Building
P.O. Box 15000
Halifax, NS
B3H 4R2
Telephone: (902) 494-2337
Fax: (902) 494-5191


The Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science offers Masters and Doctoral degree programs in physics, as well as Masters, Doctoral and Certificate programs in medical physics.

Research in physics has an interdisciplinary approach with major activities in: Atmospheric Science, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Science, Surface Science, Photonics, and Computational Physics and involves collaborations with other units such as Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, and Oceanography, as well as government and industrial laboratories. Research facilities include a large array of sample preparation and analytical tools as well as extensive computational facilities.

Research avenues in medical physics include precision radiotherapy and radiosurgical techniques in the treatment of cancer patients, image guidance, and innovation in magnetic resonance and nuclear medicine imaging.  Graduate students may conduct their work in state-of-the art hospital treatment and imaging facilities and within dedicated laboratories. Coursework in medical physics meet the standards defined by the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Physics Education Programs (CAMPEP).

The most up-to-date information about our graduate programs, admission requirements, academic regulations, graduate courses and research activities is available at our website