Spring 2017

  • 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.)
  • ph199: Freshman Physics Orientation Seminar. (An introduction to research opportunities and careers in physics. An opportunity to make connections with other physics majors and learn how to succeed in the 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 who are involved in solid state physics 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.