The Department of Physics at Concordia provides one of the most convivial environments for study and research within a traditional university campus, the Loyola campus, with an emphasis on good student-faculty interaction.
Research activities are collaborative and organized in small groups. Students interact easily with their thesis supervisor and other faculty members and work on projects as research assistants.
Funding for research projects are received from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and provincial agencies such as the Fonds de recherche du Québec - Nature et Technologies (FRQNT). Many of the department’s external research associations are based on relationships faculty members have developed with industry.
The theoretical and experimental research fields are supported by state-of-the-art facilities, some of them are rare in Canada or even in the world. Faculty members and research groups also use interdepartmental and interuniversity research laboratories and facilities, including
- Centre for NanoScience Research (CeNSR)
- Centre for Research in Molecular Modeling (CERMM)
- Interuniversity Centre for Subatomic Physics
- Montreal Heart Institute (MHI)
- PERFORM Centre
The department maintains close contacts with sister departments of other universities in Montreal and elsewhere in Canada including McGill University, the Institut national de la recherche scientifique and the Université du Québec à Montréal. International collaborative ties are established with University of Antwerp in Belgium and Arizona State University, Cornell University and Kansas State University in the United States.