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What is Biophysics?

The nature of our Universe is determined by the laws of physics.

Life is no exception.

Biophysics is an interdisciplinary frontier of science in which the knowledge and techniques of physics are applied to learn how living things function.
Advances lead to new methods and technologies for the betterment of humanity.

Biophysicists connect the dots!

  • Who thought that quantum physics and magnets could save lives?
  • Who bothered to listen to ears?
  • Who realized that fluid dynamics could explain how eagles soar?
  • Who thought that electromagnetism is behind thought?

That's where we come in.

York University trains the biophysicists of the future.

For undergraduate students, the University offers an elite four-year broad-based interdisciplinary program in biophysics that rockets students to the edge of human understanding.

Students are rigorously trained in biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computing, and are challenged to apply powers of lateral thinking to gain a deep understanding of life's functions.

For graduate students, the University offers both M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees supervised by world-renowned scientists working in domains spanning the microscopic to the macroscopic, including bioacoustics, medical and biologically inspired imaging, cellular and protein biophysics, and micro-fluidics.


Biophysicists have changed history and continue to shape the world.

You could be one of them!

Let us help you change the world.