Doctor of Philosophy in Earth, Space and Physical Science

General

Program Description

About

The Ph.D. in Earth, Space, and Physical is delivered by the Faculty of Arts and Science. Students in this program are normally supervised by Faculty members in the following contributing departments/areas: Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Biochemistry, Geography, and Physics and Astronomy.

Research in this program focuses on the physical sciences, with an emphasis on understanding and predicting the behavior of complex systems. Areas of research include remote sensing, polymers, surface chemistry and physics, soft condensed matter, superconductors, neutral radical conductors, synthetic methods, earth systems science, and climate change and modeling. In their programs, researchers use a wide range of spectroscopic techniques and physical techniques, in combination with novel theoretical and computational approaches, to study a diverse range of complex systems. Graduates of this program are distinguished by their versatility, and by their integrated and comprehensive knowledge of mathematical and physical research tools.

Finding a Supervisor

Students are required to secure a potential supervisor prior to submitting an application for this program.

Concentrations

  • Astrophysics
  • Biophysics
  • Climate change
  • Condensed and soft matter
  • Earth systems
  • Geomatics
  • Geophysics
  • Inorganic chemistry
  • Materials science
  • Nanoscience
  • Organic chemistry
  • Organometallic chemistry
  • Physical chemistry
  • Remote sensing
  • Spectroscopy
  • Water and environmental science

Last updated August 2018

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The University of Lethbridge was built on a commitment to students and the student experience, small classes and the liberal arts. Those founding principles are still at the forefront of what we do. Today the U of L is respected around the globe and is recognized as a research-intensive, comprehensive university. Read less