Physics III, grades 10-12.

This course will introduce the students to the frontiers of modern physics. We will be discussing quantum mechanics, elementary particles, dark matter. Carleton University has a strong research group in Particle Physics, and we tapped into their expertise when designing this course. Carleton’s physicists contributed to building detectors at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN (Geneva) and participated in experiments leading to the discovery of the Higgs boson. Carleton’s team also played an important role at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. The discovery of neutrino oscillation at the Sudbury experiment has lead to the Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to the team leader Prof. Art McDonald.

Physics III course will be taught by a PhD student from Carleton Particle Physics group, who will bring insights from the current research work straight to our classroom!

2023/24 Course Information

The course will run in-person on Mondays 7:00pm-8:30pm from September 25, 2023 to April 2024  (with a break in December).
Class location: Southam Hall, room SA 417 (until December, will change in January).

Physics II is a pre-requisite for this course, only students who successfully completed Physics II will be invited to register in this course.

We plan to offer Physics III course once in 2 years.

We reserve the right to cancel the course with a full refund if minimum enrollment is not reached.

Registration Information

Registration fee for the course: $550 + HST.

Online registration is now open! To register, you will need special registration codes (please email if you did not get one).


For students with limited financial resources fee waivers may be available. If you intend to apply for a fee waiver, please do NOT complete the regular registration. If you register for the course and then get approval for a fee waiver, there will be a non-refundable administration fee of $25 per registration.

Fee Waiver Information and Application

Refund Policy

100% refund prior to August 31st
95% refund prior to September 30th
75% refund prior to October 31st
50% refund prior to November 30th

To request refund, please complete this form before the deadline.


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