Mathieu Dumberry, PhD

Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin


Professor, Faculty of Science - Physics Admin
3-093 Centennial Ctr For Interdisciplinary SCS II
11335 Saskatchewan Drive NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H5



BSc (1994) Physics, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada;

MSc (1998) Geophysics, University of British Columbia, BC, Canada;

PhD (2004) Geophysics, Harvard University, Massachusetts, USA;

Postdoctorate (2004-2007) Geophysics, University of Leeds, UK;

Assistant Professor (2008-2014) University of Alberta, Canada;

Associate Professor (2015-2019) University of Alberta, Canada;

Professor (2020-present) University of Alberta, Canada;



Earth and planetary magnetic fields, Earth's rotation and gravitational field, Archaeomagnetism, Global Geodynamics and planetary dynamics, Dynamo theory.


GEOPH 325 - Gravity, Magnetic, and Electrical Geophysics

Theory of gravity, shape of the earth, nature of the geomagnetic field, magnetic, and electrical exploration methods; factors controlling density, resistivity, and magnetic properties of rocks; applications in environmental geophysics, continental dynamics and mineral exploration; instrumentation. Analysis of gravity, magnetic and resistivity data. Prerequisite: PHYS 281 or 230, MATH 215 or 209 or 317.

Fall Term 2020
PHYS 124 - Particles and Waves

Algebra-based course primarily for students in life, environmental, and medical sciences. It guides the student through two distinct types of motion: motion of matter (particles) and wave motion. Vectors, forces, bodies in equilibrium, review of kinematics and basic dynamics; conservation of momentum and energy; circular motion; vibrations; elastic waves in matter; sound; wave optics; black body radiation, photons, de Broglie waves. Examples relevant in environmental, life, and medical sciences will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Physics 20 or equivalent, Mathematics 30-1. Physics 30 is strongly recommended. Note: Credit may be obtained for only one of PHYS 124, 144, EN PH 131 or SCI 100. Note: To proceed to PHYS 146 after taking PHYS 124, it is strongly recommended that a minimum grade of B- be achieved in PHYS 124.

Fall Term 2020