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PHY424/426/428/429 (A&S) and PHY327/427/428/429 (EngSci)


Peer reviewed formal report drafts can be picked up from the MP251 slots after noon on Wednesday 26 March.

Oral exams start Tuesday (1 April) and your formal reports (paper+electronic) are also due.

The Advanced Physics Lab Blackboard page has been opened so you can submit the electronic version of your final Formal Report on April 1. This is the first time I have used the Blackboard Turnitin portal, instead of, so please let me know promptly if you have any problems.

Don't forget that you need to have the interview for your 3rd experiment before the Oral Exam, and you need to bring your APL notebooks to the Oral.

During the oral exam periods, room MP251 will usually be closed. Please submit your paper Formal Reports to the "Formal Reports" box in Rob's Office (MP 250).

Please also fill out the Lab Survey and place in the sealed box in MP250. We pay close attention to your responses.

The goals of the Advanced Physics Laboratory are to give students an opportunity to work on interesting challenging experiments, deepen their understanding of the underlying Physics, and to further develop laboratory, analysis, and communication skills.

Our main office is MP251 in the North Wing of McLennan Physical Labs, phone: 416-978-8803.

The official lab sessions during the spring and fall semesters are Tuesdays 9:10-noon and Fridays 10:10-1:00pm.   The laboratories are also open Monday through Friday 9:10-4:50pm, if students wish to work on experiments outside the official lab sessions.

Safety is very important to everyone involved in the Advanced Physics Labs.  Here is a link to the Health and Safety Web Site of the Physics Department, which every student should be familiar with.   In particular, there is important information on Emergency Responses, Hazards you may encounter in this course, and Safety Training.

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Last updated on 11 March 2014