PSI Values

Academic Excellence

We strive to create an exceptional learning, teaching, and research environment.

  • Our instructors, students, and mentors collaborate closely to ensure outstanding learning experiences in both the classroom and in research projects.
  • By embracing a multidisciplinary approach, we expose students to diverse perspectives and methodologies, enabling them to tackle complex scientific challenges from different angles.
  • We empower students to develop their physics knowledge and research and communication skills to become the leaders of tomorrow inside or outside of academia.


We are committed to fostering an environment of inclusive excellence, where diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds are valued and included. Our commitment is to create a research community that recognizes the connection between inclusion and excellence, understanding that true excellence can only be achieved when all individuals have equitable opportunities to participate and contribute.

  • Our PSI community, including students, academic staff, lecturers, supervisors, and administrative staff, actively collaborates to build an inclusive research and academic environment that celebrates diversity and addresses systemic barriers and biases. Through open dialogue and mutual respect, we encourage the exchange of diverse perspectives and ideas, fostering an atmosphere of innovation, creativity, and critical thinking.
  • We are dedicated to providing support and resources to ensure that all members of the PSI community can fully engage in research and academic activities. Mentorship and guidance empower each individual to reach their fullest potential, promoting a sense of belonging and empowerment.
  • By prioritizing both inclusion and excellence, we aim to create an environment where everyone feels valued, respected, and supported. Inclusive excellence enhances the quality and relevance of our research outcomes.

Collaboration and Mentorship

We believe that we can achieve more by working together. Collaboration and mentorship play a crucial role in our program.

  • We encourage peer instruction, allowing students to learn more with the support and guidance of their peers. This collaborative learning environment fosters a sense of belonging and encourages students to actively engage with one another, exchange ideas, and deepen their understanding of physics.
  • We bring together researchers from various disciplines in an interdisciplinary environment. This diverse community of scientists and scholars shares a common goal: to unravel the mysteries of the universe. By working together and leveraging our collective expertise, we can tackle complex scientific challenges from different angles and make significant advancements in our understanding of the world around us.
  • We emphasize the importance of integrity and recognize individual contributions and external resources in collaborative efforts. Each person's unique perspectives, skills, and experiences contribute to the collective success of scientific discovery. By acknowledging and valuing the input of every individual, we create an inclusive and supportive environment where everyone feels empowered to contribute their best work.

Creativity and Innovation

We foster an environment that encourages and celebrates creativity and innovation.

  • We foster a culture of intellectual curiosity and critical thinking, encouraging students to explore new frontiers of knowledge and push the boundaries of scientific understanding.
  • We value and encourage out-of-the-box thinking and novel approaches to problem-solving. We provide opportunities for students to explore and experiment with new ideas and concepts.
  • We recognize and value the role of creativity and innovation in driving scientific advancements and breakthroughs. We promote interdisciplinary collaboration and encourage researchers to push the boundaries of knowledge.