Welcome to the Lakehead University Physics Department.

If you are interested in understanding the world around you, and how its functioning can be put into practice in everyday life, join us at Lakehead University.

Our students are exposed to cutting edge knowledge in a wide variety of fields in physics including condensed matter physics, lasers and optical physics, nanotechnology, materials science, medical imaging and mathematical physics to equip them with the knowledge and technical skills needed for successful careers.

Interested in Physics?

Students interested in the physics program at Lakehead University will develop

  • problem solving skills
  • technical skills with a variety of experimental equipment
  • computational skills
  • teamwork

What is Physics?

The study of the basics of Nature.

The physics study will Include:

  • Mechanics and Gravitation
  • Optics
  • Electricity and Magnetism
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Solid State Physics
  • Medical Physics


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