Department of Physics and Space Science

About the Department of Physics and Space Science

The Department's activities can be summarized into three areas:

Undergraduate Education:
The Department offers a variety of Physics and Space Science degree programmes within the Faculty of Science.
Graduate Education (MSc. and PhD.):
The Department offers Masters of Science and Doctoral programs for both Military and Civilian Graduate Students in each of our areas of research.
Research and Scholarly Activity:
The Department faculty conduct world class research programs within three areas:

$10 Million in New Research Funding Shared by RMC Faculty Member

Prof. Kristine Spekkens is part of a research team that has secured a $10 million CFI Innovation Fund award for the development of a radio astronomy data centre.

The project will build the infrastructure, computing capability, and expertise needed to process the overwhelming flood of information being produced by next-generation radio telescopes.


Read the CanX-7 Story in the Kingston Whig-Standard

Read the CanX-7 Story "RMC helps put satellite into space" in the Kingston Whig-Standard

Physics and Space Science events

Novel diffraction grating based biosensor

Dr. Sabat from the Department of Physics and Space Science at RMC, along with Dr. Escobedo and his PhD student Srijit Nair from Queen’s university, developed a light-based bio-molecular sensor for protein binding detection in fluids, via measuring a very small refractive index change of the fluid. This biosensor will prove very useful in biomedical applications because it allows the detection of very small concentrations of toxins or other biological molecules in liquids.  Further details, with a link to the published article.

Magnetic stars responsible for LIGO’s “heavy” stellar-mass black holes?

RMC research assistant (and Queen’s PhD candidate) Zsolt Keszthelyi, in collaboration with RMC Professor of Physics and Space Science Gregg Wade and an international team of collaborators, propose a novel mechanism - strong magnetic fields at the surfaces of hot stars - leading to the formation of “heavy” stellar-mass black holes as detected by the LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) collaboration in the source GW150914. Their results were recently featured in the popular press.

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Physics and Space Science Undergraduate Programmes

The programme requirements for the undergraduate Physics programme and the Space Science programme at the Royal Military College of Canada.

Undergraduate Physics Courses

Course descriptions for the undergraduate Physics courses offered at the Royal Military College of Canada.

Graduate Programmes in Physics

Information on the graduate studies physics programme requirements and course descriptions at the Royal Military College of Canada. 

Contact the Department of Physics and Space Science

Department of Physics and Space Science,
Royal Military College of Canada
PO Box 17000, Station Forces
Kingston, Ontario CANADA
K7K 7B4
(613) 541-6000, ext. 6288
(613) 541-6040

The Department is located in the Sawyer Building on the campus of the Royal Military College of Canada. The main office is located in Sawyer Building 4311.

Aerial view of RMC campus



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