Spring 2017

  • ph575: Introduction to Solid State Physics. For grad students from science and engineering disciplines considering solid state research. Also accessible to senior undergrads in the physics major.

 

Previous terms

  • ph315: The Physics of Contempory Challenges. (Covering challenges such as climate change, energy generation and energy conservation by applying introductory quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics and thermal physics.)
  • ph424: Paradigms in Physics: Waves. (Junior-level undergrad class for physics majors)
  • ph426: Paradigms in Physics: Central Forces. (junior-level undergrad class for physics majors)
  • ph427: Paradigms in Physics: Periodic Systems (junior-level undergrad class for physics majors)
  • ph429: Paradigms in Physics: Reference frames (junior-level undergrad class for physics majors)
  • ph461/561: Math Methods. A capstone undergrad class and preparation for graduate level classes.
  • ph505: Advanced Math Methods: A weekly seminar focusing on mathematical techniques needed for the core graduate level classes.
  • ph561: Mathematical Physics (Graduate level)
  • ph575: Introduction to Solid State Physics. For grad students from science and engineering disciplines considering solid state research. Also accessible to senior undergrads in the physics major. 
  • ph607: Research Seminar. Seminar series for new grad students to learn about research in the department.
  • ph607: Communications Seminar. Typically taken by 2nd year grad students - preparing talks, papers, resumes, posters.
  • ph631: Electromagnetic Theory I. Part of the core curriculum for Physics graduate students.
  • ph632: Electromagnetic Theory II.  Part of the core curriculum for Physics graduate students.
  • ph671: Solid State Physics - Electron Transport. A 5 week, 2 credit module, for grad students in Physics, EECE and Materials Science.
  • ph682: Solid State Physics - Optical Properties of Semiconductors. A 5 week, 2 credit module, for grad students in Physics, EECE and Materials Science.
  • Old ph671: Solid State Physics. An overview of solid state physics at the graduate level (Ashcroft and Mermin)
  • Old ph672: Solid State Physics - Graduate level - Electron transport
  • Old ph673: Solid State Physics - Graduate level - Optical properties of semiconductors
 

Nanoscience small group activities

  • Resistance of atomic wires: Suitable for high school AP physics and university intro physics
  • Nanoscience Workshop: A two-hour workshop suitable for high school students and/or teachers
  • Nanotechnology: Molecular Imaging: Introduces the concept of topographic mapping with an AFM. Suitable for all high school levels, Lab kits are commercially available
  • Nanotechnology: Fabricating Miniature Circuits: Hands-on activity/lecture (45 minutes) where students stencil their own conducting copper electrodes, contact a single hair, and learn about fabrication techniques for modern circuits. Not yet published, contact Ethan Minot for the powerpoint presentation and instructor notes.