Physics & Astronomy Division
The Physics Division was established at the inaugural meeting of Science Atlantic in 1962. Members immediately developed an outline for a core undergraduate physics program to be common across the region, with aspects of its recommendations subsequently implemented throughout Atlantic Canada.
In the mid 90’s ‘Astronomy’ was added to the division’s name to reflect the steadily growing interest in the sub-field.
One of the division’s major functions is organizing an annual student conference. AUPAC (Atlantic Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy Conference) has been held with great success each year since 1982. The division is also organizes lecture tours throughout the Atlantic provinces. You can find links to this year’s AUPAC and upcoming lectures, as well as past conference proceedings and tours, on these pages.
AUPAC 2021 Conference
The 2021 AUPAC (Atlantic Universities Undergraduate Physics & Astronomy Conference) will hosted virtually by Dalhousie University February 5 to 7, 2021.
Details will be posted on the AUPAC 2021 website as they are available.
News and Events
SA-CAP Physics Speaker Tour
Thanks to the support of our generous conference sponsors, each year AUPAC recognizes the achievements of some of Atlantic Canada’s top undergraduate and graduate physics and astronomy students through a variety of awards.