Welcome to the Department of Physics & Astronomy!

The Department of Physics & Astronomy at Western is committed to excellence in research, teaching, and outreach. The disciplines of Physics & Astronomy are ever-evolving and so are we. We differentiate ourselves through our broad range of research topics in astrophysics, materials science, and medical physics. Noted for close interaction between students and professors, the Department of Physics & Astronomy provides students with an array of exciting professional development and high-impact learning opportunities.

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We believe diversity is a strength and aim to promote and celebrate it at all levels of our department.

We acknowledge that Western University is located on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabek, Haudenosaunee, Lūnaapéewak, and Attawandaron peoples, on lands connected with the London Township and Sombra Treaties of 1796 and the Dish with One Spoon Covenant Wampum.

With this, we respect the longstanding relationships that Indigenous Nations have to this land, as they are the original caretakers. We acknowledge historical and ongoing injustices that Indigenous Peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) endure in Canada, and we accept responsibility as a public institution to contribute toward revealing and correcting miseducation as well as renewing respectful relationships with Indigenous communities through our teaching, research and community service.