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Advanced Physics Laboratory - Course Homepage

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


The first session for the Fall semester is on Tuesday 15 September 2015. New students in the lab, e.g. PHY327F, 424F or transfer/exchange students, should come to room MP239 at 9:10am.

It is strongly recommended that you read the Course Outline before this first session. The first draft of this outline and other necessary forms will be available in MP251 and online by noon on Monday 14 September 2015. Last semester's outline can be found here

Students who have previously taken a semester in the Advanced Physics Lab, e.g. most PHY 426/427/428/429F students, can just go to MP251 to pick up a Interim Advanced Lab Handout and Experiment Preference/Contact/Schedule Form anytime after noon on Monday 14 September. (Please also fill out an attendance sheet in the Red Binder.)

PHY426/427/428/429F students are also encouraged to talk to the Lab Coordinator about possibly doing Special projects for some or all of their labs.

Because we have a very large enrolment this semester, we may in a few cases need to assign two students to an experiment. If there is another student you would like to work with on one experiment, please note this on your preference sheet.

Preference sheets must be returned to the Lab Coordinator in room MP 251 by 4pm on Tuesday 15 September.

Experiment assignments will be posted by Thursday 17 September, and students will start their first Advanced Physics Lab experiment on Friday 18 September.

Please contact Prof. Bailey if you have any questions, but note that Prof. Bailey will be away and out of contact 28 Aug - 6 Sep.

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 also also 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.

If you have any questions, or notice any mistakes or out-dated website material, please contact the Lab Coordinator: David Bailey.

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Last updated on 21 August 2015