Physical sciences and engineering, mathematics and computer science
Thinking big—and small
Some of the most profound questions in science are about the nature of matter. What is it made of? What holds it together? Can we alter it to create new types of matter and materials?
The answers lie in the depths of inner and outer space. Whether they’re probing the behaviour of subatomic particles, scanning the universe for distant stars and galaxies, using mathematics to explain our complex world, or creating new molecules and materials, UVic scientists and engineers are world leaders in the quest for answers.
Nanotechnology, spintronics, photonics, supramolecular design, advanced crystal growth, and advanced microscopy—these are among the technologies used by our researchers to develop new materials for uses as diverse as manufacturing, electronics and biotechnology
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