Term Schedule, Physics
Fall 2016
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

PHY 401 (OPT 411)
AGRAWAL G
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


Advanced techniques utilizing vector calculus, series expansions, contour integration, integral transforms (Fourier, Laplace and Hilbert) asymptotic estimates, and second order differential equations. BUILDING: GRGEN  ROOM: 108 PREREQUISITES: ME 201, 202 and permission of instructor 

PHY 401 (OPT 411)
–
F 11:05AM  12:20PM


Advanced techniques utilizing vector calculus, series expansions, contour integration, integral transforms (Fourier, Laplace and Hilbert) asymptotic estimates, and second order differential equations. BUILDING: HUTCH  ROOM: 473 

PHY 407
DAS A
MW 11:50AM  1:05PM


Quantummechanical axioms. Probability densities and currents. Boson representations of the oscillator. Angular momentum including ClebschGordan coupling, spherical tensors, finite rotations, and applications to atoms and nuclei. Simple gauge transformations. AharonovBohm effect. Bell's theorem. The SO(4) treatment of the hydrogen atom. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 246 or permission of instructor 

PHY 415
ORR L
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


An advanced treatment of electromagnetic phenomena. Electromagnetic wave propagation, radiation, and waveguides and resonant cavities, diffraction, electrodynamic potentials, multipole expansions, and covariant electrodynamics. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 401 or concurrently 

PHY 420 (PHY 251)
GAO Y
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


An emphasis on the wide variety of phenomena that form the basis for modern solid state devices. Topics include crystals; lattice vibrations; quantum mechanics of electrons in solids; energy band structure; semiconductors; superconductors; dielectrics; and magnets. (same as MSC 420, ECE224, ECE424, PHY420). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 208 PREREQUISITES: PHY 217, 227, 237 

PHY 434 (OPT 253)
LUKISHOVA S
–


This laboratory course (3 hours per week) exposes students to cuttingedge photon counting instrumentation and methods with applications ranging from quantum information to nanotechnology,biotechnology and medicine. Major topics include quantum entanglement and Bell’s inequalities, singlephoton interference, singleemitter confocal fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, photonic bandgap materials, Hanbury Brown and Twiss interferometer, and photon antibunching. Each lab also includes lecture and discussions of lab materials. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 435 (OPT 465)
GUO C
M 4:50PM  7:30PM


This course provides an uptodate knowledge of modern laser systems. Topics covered include quantum mechanical treatments to twolevel atomic systems, optical gain, homogenous and inhomogenous broadening, laser resonators and their modes, Gaussian beams, cavity design, pumping schemes, rate equations, Q switching, modelocking, various gas, liquid, and solidstate lasers. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 270 PREREQUISITES: Undergraduate electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics. 

PHY 437 (OPT 467)
BOYD R
F 10:30AM  1:30PM


Fundamentals and applications of optical systems based on the nonlinear interaction of light with matter. Topics to be treated include mechanisms of optical nonlinearity, secondharmonic and sum and differencefrequency generation, photonics and optical logic, optical selfaction effects including selffocusing and optical soliton formation, optical phase conjugation, stimulated Brillouin and stimulated Raman scattering, and selection criteria of nonlinear optical materials. References: Robert W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, Second Edition. BUILDING: LATT  ROOM: 431 PREREQUISITES: OPT 461 or OPT 462 

PHY 454 (ME 434)
MYATT J
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


Basic plasma parameters; quasineutrality, Debye length, plasma frequency, plasma parameter, Charged particle motion: orbit theory. Basic plasma equations; derivation of fluid equations from the Vlasov equation. Waves in plasmas. MHD theory. Energy balance. BUILDING: MOREY  ROOM: 501 PREREQUISITES: PHY 217 or OPT 262 

PHY 457 (ME 437)
KELLEY D
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


The study of incompressible flow covers fluid motions which are gentle enough that the density of the fluid changes little or none. Topics: Conservation equations. Bernoulli’s equation, the NavierStokes equations. Inviscid flows; vorticity; potential flows; stream functions; complex potentials. Viscosity and Reynolds number; some exact solutions with viscosity; boundary layers; low Reynolds number flows. Waves. BUILDING: MEL  ROOM: 218 PREREQUISITES: ME 225, ME 201 or MTH 281 

PHY 458
–
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


This course will focus on applying methods of Riemannian geometry to fluid mechanics. At an elementary level, it involves using curvilinear coordinates to solve Euler and NavierStokes equations in various geometries; e.g., rotating and selfgravitating fluids. At a deeper level, the Euler equations are the geodesic equations in the infinite dimensional group of volume preserving diffeomorphisms. We can understand the instabilities of a fluid in terms of the sectional curvature of this space (the work of Arnold). Flow along the principal directions of this metric relates this back to "forcefree" flows in fluid mechanics. Selfgravitating fluids of interest in astrophysics, relativistic fluids of nuclear physics,fluids near a critical point and quantum fluids such as Bose condensates will also be studied this way. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 462 (ECE 452)
PARKER K
MW 3:25PM  4:40PM


Physics and implementation of Xray, ultrasonic, and MR imaging systems. Fourier transform relations and reconstruction algorithms of Xray and ultrasoniccomputed tomography, and MRI. BUILDING: DEWEY  ROOM: 2110D PREREQUISITES: ECE242 

PHY 464 (PHY 253)
OAKES P
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


The course is designed for students of physical science or engineering background who are interested in biological and medical physics. Topics include fundamentals of biological physics, diffusive motion in biological system, thermal equilibrium and steady state, forces and energetics in biology, biochemical reaction, corporative transitions, biological membranes, neural system, and biophysical techniques. The materials are presented at the leve of Nelson Biological Physics. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 270 PREREQUISITES: PHY 227, 237 or permission of instructor 

PHY 467 (BME 253)
MC ALEAVEY S
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


This course investigates the imaging techniques applied in stateoftheart ultrasound imaging and their theoretical bases. Topics include linear acoustic systems, spatial impulse responses, the kspace formulation, methods of acoustic field calculation, dynamic focusing and apodization, scattering, the statistics of acoustic speckle, speckle correlation, compounding techniques, phase aberration correction, velocity estimation, and flow imaging. A strong emphasis is placed on readings of original sources and student assignments and projects based on realistic acoustic simulations. BUILDING: MEL  ROOM: 209 PREREQUISITES: BME230 or ECE241 

PHY 490
–
–


No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 491
–
–


Special study or work, arranged individually for master’s candidates. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 495
–
–


No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 498
–
–


This course is designed for a student to be Laboratory or Recitation Teaching Assistant (TA). Typically, the student spends the semester teaching two laboratories or up to four recitations during the Fall semester for the introductory physics courses: PHY 113, PHY 122, PHY 141, PHY 142, or introductory astronomy course: AST 111, or teaching one or more recitation(s): AST 111, PHY 113, PHY 122, PHY 141, PHY 142, or a 200 level undergraduate physics or astronomy course. Attendance of the weekly teaching seminars PHY 597Fall, giving feedback to other leaders, and a constructive evaluation process are required. This course is noncredit and may be taken more than once. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Students are required two weeks prior to the beginning of the Fall semester, to attend a twoday rigorous training program. Students prepare and present a short model recitation and are video taped for selfevaluation. 

PHY 499
–
–


Continuation of PHY 498. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 501
–
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


This course focuses on advanced numerical and analytical techniques that are likely to be useful for PhDlevel Optics students. It will begin with a review of numerical errors and then develop simple algorithms for solving nonlinear algebraic and differential equations. The later half of the course will cover several analytical techniques useful for solving ordinary and partial differential equations encountered in various areas of optics and photonics. Students will be given weekly homework problems based on the material covered each week. Course Textbook: S. Chapra, Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB, 3rd edition (McGrawHill, 2011). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: OPT 411 and some knowledge of MATLAB. 

PHY 521
JORDAN A
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Classification of solids by crystal lattice, electronic band structure, phonons, and optical properties; Xray diffraction, neutron scattering, and electron screening. (same as MSC 550, also offered first 8 weeks as P321A). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 315 PREREQUISITES: PHY 407, PHY 408, or permission of instructor 

PHY 525
GHOSHAL G
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


As the number of interacting degrees of freedom (or agents) in a given system increases, its behavior often changes qualitatively, and not only quantitatively. Complexity is the emerging field of research, which investigates the shared underlying concepts and principles of such systems. It finds its applications in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Social Sciences, Economy, and more. In this introductory course we will focus on these common features and their utilization in understanding complex systems. They will include for example: Fractals, nonlinearity and chaos, adaptation and evolution, critical and tipping points, patterns formation, networks modeling, feedback loops, emergence and unpredictability, etc. Students in the course will be given ample opportunities to study farther these systems and/or techniques that are of particular interest to them. Prerequisites include basic knowledge in differential equations, linear algebra, and probability. BUILDING: MOREY  ROOM: 501 PREREQUISITES: MTH 165, PHY 402, PHY 404 or equivalent 

PHY 531 (PHY 531)
STROUD C
MWF 9:00AM  10:15AM


Classical and quantum mechanical theories of the interaction of light with atoms and molecules, with emphasis on near resonance effects, including coherent nonlinear atomic response theory, relaxation and saturation, laser theory, optical pulse propagation, dressed atomradiation states, and multiphoton processes. (same as OPT 551). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 401, PHY 402, PHY 407, PHY 408, PHY 415 or permission of instructor 

PHY 533
–
MWF 9:00AM  9:50AM


Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest in quantum optics. (same as OPT 553). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: PHY 531, PHY 532 

PHY 535 (OPT 535)
ALONSO M
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Theory of random process, stationarity ergodicity, the autocorrelation function and the crosscorrelation function of random process. Spectrum of a stationary random process and the WienerKhintchine theorem, Secondorder coherence theory in the spacetime domain, the mutual coherence function, the degree of coherence. Secondorder coherence theory in the spacefrequency domain, the cross spectral density, mode representation, propagation problems, Inverse radiation problems, effects of source correlations and scattering of partially coherent light from deterministic and from random media. Phase space representations. Quantum theory of coherence. BUILDING: GAVET  ROOM: 310 PREREQUISITES: OPT 461 or OPT 463 OPT 425 OPT 442 or permission by instructor 

PHY 558 (ME 533)
BETTI R
TR 2:00PM  3:15PM


Fusion energy. Lawson criterion for thermonuclear ignition. Fundamentals of implosion hydrodynamics, temperature and density in spherical implosions. Laser light absorption. Implosion stability. Thermonuclear energy gain. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 270 

PHY 591
–
–


Special study or work, arranged individually. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 593
NICHOL J
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Have you ever seen Schrodinger’s cat? Probably not, because cats are macroscopic, and quantum effects typically emerge in microscopic objects. Nanostructures provide a toolbox and playground for realizing Schrodinger'scatlike objects and other interesting, strange, and downright bizarre features of quantum mechanics. Topics covered in this course include: 2D electron systems, 1D quantum wires, 0D quantum dots, superconductivity, topological quantum systems, quantum computing, and different types of qubits. A basic understanding of quantum mechanics and solid state physics will be useful. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 208 

PHY 594
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 595
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 595A
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 595B
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 597 (PHY 597)
MANLY S; GOURDAIN P
F 10:00AM  11:00AM


A (Fall)  Noncredit course given once per week, required of all firstyear graduate students. The seminar consists of lectures and discussions on various aspects of being an effective teaching assistant, including interactions with undergraduate student body and crosscultural issues. B (Spring)  Noncredit course given once per week required of all firstyear graduate students. Members of the faculty discuss topics in their curent area of research interest. BUILDING: GRGEN  ROOM: 108 PREREQUISITES: None. 

PHY 598
TEITEL S
–


This course is designed for a student to be a Workshop Leader Teaching Assistant (TA). Typically, the TA attends the weekly Workshop Leader Training meeting that offers specialized support and training in group dynamics, learning theory, and science pedagogy for students facilitating collaborative learning groups for science and social science courses. The TA teaches three to four workshops in one of the fall semester introductory physics courses: PHY 113, PHY 122, PHY 141 or PHY 142. Additional requirements are: Attendance of the weekly Graduate Teaching Seminars PHY 597Fall, giving feedback to other leaders and a constructive evaluation process. This course is noncredit and may be taken more than once. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 599
–
–


This course is designed as a followup course for an experienced Workshop Leader, titled a lead Workshop Leader Teaching Assistant (TA). Typically, the TA attends the weekly Workshop Leader Training meeting that offers specialized support and training to develop leadership skills, to foster ongoing communication among faculty members and study group leaders, and to provide an environment for review of study group related issues. Students spend the semester teaching three to four workshops during the Spring semester introductory physics courses. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 895
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 897
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 985
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 986V
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 995
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 997
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 997A
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 999
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 999A
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 999B
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 
Fall 2016
Number  Title  Instructor  Time 

Monday  
PHY 435 (OPT 465)
GUO C
M 4:50PM  7:30PM


This course provides an uptodate knowledge of modern laser systems. Topics covered include quantum mechanical treatments to twolevel atomic systems, optical gain, homogenous and inhomogenous broadening, laser resonators and their modes, Gaussian beams, cavity design, pumping schemes, rate equations, Q switching, modelocking, various gas, liquid, and solidstate lasers. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 270 PREREQUISITES: Undergraduate electromagnetic theory and quantum mechanics. 

Monday and Wednesday  
PHY 525
GHOSHAL G
MW 9:00AM  10:15AM


As the number of interacting degrees of freedom (or agents) in a given system increases, its behavior often changes qualitatively, and not only quantitatively. Complexity is the emerging field of research, which investigates the shared underlying concepts and principles of such systems. It finds its applications in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Biology, Social Sciences, Economy, and more. In this introductory course we will focus on these common features and their utilization in understanding complex systems. They will include for example: Fractals, nonlinearity and chaos, adaptation and evolution, critical and tipping points, patterns formation, networks modeling, feedback loops, emergence and unpredictability, etc. Students in the course will be given ample opportunities to study farther these systems and/or techniques that are of particular interest to them. Prerequisites include basic knowledge in differential equations, linear algebra, and probability. BUILDING: MOREY  ROOM: 501 PREREQUISITES: MTH 165, PHY 402, PHY 404 or equivalent 

PHY 501
–
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


This course focuses on advanced numerical and analytical techniques that are likely to be useful for PhDlevel Optics students. It will begin with a review of numerical errors and then develop simple algorithms for solving nonlinear algebraic and differential equations. The later half of the course will cover several analytical techniques useful for solving ordinary and partial differential equations encountered in various areas of optics and photonics. Students will be given weekly homework problems based on the material covered each week. Course Textbook: S. Chapra, Applied Numerical Methods with MATLAB, 3rd edition (McGrawHill, 2011). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: OPT 411 and some knowledge of MATLAB. 

PHY 521
JORDAN A
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM


Classification of solids by crystal lattice, electronic band structure, phonons, and optical properties; Xray diffraction, neutron scattering, and electron screening. (same as MSC 550, also offered first 8 weeks as P321A). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 315 PREREQUISITES: PHY 407, PHY 408, or permission of instructor 

PHY 407
DAS A
MW 11:50AM  1:05PM


Quantummechanical axioms. Probability densities and currents. Boson representations of the oscillator. Angular momentum including ClebschGordan coupling, spherical tensors, finite rotations, and applications to atoms and nuclei. Simple gauge transformations. AharonovBohm effect. Bell's theorem. The SO(4) treatment of the hydrogen atom. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 246 or permission of instructor 

PHY 462 (ECE 452)
PARKER K
MW 3:25PM  4:40PM


Physics and implementation of Xray, ultrasonic, and MR imaging systems. Fourier transform relations and reconstruction algorithms of Xray and ultrasoniccomputed tomography, and MRI. BUILDING: DEWEY  ROOM: 2110D PREREQUISITES: ECE242 

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday  
PHY 533
–
MWF 9:00AM  9:50AM


Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest in quantum optics. (same as OPT 553). BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: PHY 531, PHY 532 

PHY 531 (PHY 531)
STROUD C
MWF 9:00AM  10:15AM


Classical and quantum mechanical theories of the interaction of light with atoms and molecules, with emphasis on near resonance effects, including coherent nonlinear atomic response theory, relaxation and saturation, laser theory, optical pulse propagation, dressed atomradiation states, and multiphoton processes. (same as OPT 551). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 401, PHY 402, PHY 407, PHY 408, PHY 415 or permission of instructor 

Tuesday  
Tuesday and Thursday  
PHY 457 (ME 437)
KELLEY D
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


The study of incompressible flow covers fluid motions which are gentle enough that the density of the fluid changes little or none. Topics: Conservation equations. Bernoulli’s equation, the NavierStokes equations. Inviscid flows; vorticity; potential flows; stream functions; complex potentials. Viscosity and Reynolds number; some exact solutions with viscosity; boundary layers; low Reynolds number flows. Waves. BUILDING: MEL  ROOM: 218 PREREQUISITES: ME 225, ME 201 or MTH 281 

PHY 458
–
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


This course will focus on applying methods of Riemannian geometry to fluid mechanics. At an elementary level, it involves using curvilinear coordinates to solve Euler and NavierStokes equations in various geometries; e.g., rotating and selfgravitating fluids. At a deeper level, the Euler equations are the geodesic equations in the infinite dimensional group of volume preserving diffeomorphisms. We can understand the instabilities of a fluid in terms of the sectional curvature of this space (the work of Arnold). Flow along the principal directions of this metric relates this back to "forcefree" flows in fluid mechanics. Selfgravitating fluids of interest in astrophysics, relativistic fluids of nuclear physics,fluids near a critical point and quantum fluids such as Bose condensates will also be studied this way. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 593
NICHOL J
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM


Have you ever seen Schrodinger’s cat? Probably not, because cats are macroscopic, and quantum effects typically emerge in microscopic objects. Nanostructures provide a toolbox and playground for realizing Schrodinger'scatlike objects and other interesting, strange, and downright bizarre features of quantum mechanics. Topics covered in this course include: 2D electron systems, 1D quantum wires, 0D quantum dots, superconductivity, topological quantum systems, quantum computing, and different types of qubits. A basic understanding of quantum mechanics and solid state physics will be useful. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 208 

PHY 401 (OPT 411)
AGRAWAL G
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM


Advanced techniques utilizing vector calculus, series expansions, contour integration, integral transforms (Fourier, Laplace and Hilbert) asymptotic estimates, and second order differential equations. BUILDING: GRGEN  ROOM: 108 PREREQUISITES: ME 201, 202 and permission of instructor 

PHY 420 (PHY 251)
GAO Y
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


An emphasis on the wide variety of phenomena that form the basis for modern solid state devices. Topics include crystals; lattice vibrations; quantum mechanics of electrons in solids; energy band structure; semiconductors; superconductors; dielectrics; and magnets. (same as MSC 420, ECE224, ECE424, PHY420). BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 208 PREREQUISITES: PHY 217, 227, 237 

PHY 467 (BME 253)
MC ALEAVEY S
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


This course investigates the imaging techniques applied in stateoftheart ultrasound imaging and their theoretical bases. Topics include linear acoustic systems, spatial impulse responses, the kspace formulation, methods of acoustic field calculation, dynamic focusing and apodization, scattering, the statistics of acoustic speckle, speckle correlation, compounding techniques, phase aberration correction, velocity estimation, and flow imaging. A strong emphasis is placed on readings of original sources and student assignments and projects based on realistic acoustic simulations. BUILDING: MEL  ROOM: 209 PREREQUISITES: BME230 or ECE241 

PHY 535 (OPT 535)
ALONSO M
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


Theory of random process, stationarity ergodicity, the autocorrelation function and the crosscorrelation function of random process. Spectrum of a stationary random process and the WienerKhintchine theorem, Secondorder coherence theory in the spacetime domain, the mutual coherence function, the degree of coherence. Secondorder coherence theory in the spacefrequency domain, the cross spectral density, mode representation, propagation problems, Inverse radiation problems, effects of source correlations and scattering of partially coherent light from deterministic and from random media. Phase space representations. Quantum theory of coherence. BUILDING: GAVET  ROOM: 310 PREREQUISITES: OPT 461 or OPT 463 OPT 425 OPT 442 or permission by instructor 

PHY 415
ORR L
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM


An advanced treatment of electromagnetic phenomena. Electromagnetic wave propagation, radiation, and waveguides and resonant cavities, diffraction, electrodynamic potentials, multipole expansions, and covariant electrodynamics. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 269 PREREQUISITES: PHY 401 or concurrently 

PHY 558 (ME 533)
BETTI R
TR 2:00PM  3:15PM


Fusion energy. Lawson criterion for thermonuclear ignition. Fundamentals of implosion hydrodynamics, temperature and density in spherical implosions. Laser light absorption. Implosion stability. Thermonuclear energy gain. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 270 

PHY 464 (PHY 253)
OAKES P
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


The course is designed for students of physical science or engineering background who are interested in biological and medical physics. Topics include fundamentals of biological physics, diffusive motion in biological system, thermal equilibrium and steady state, forces and energetics in biology, biochemical reaction, corporative transitions, biological membranes, neural system, and biophysical techniques. The materials are presented at the leve of Nelson Biological Physics. BUILDING: B&L  ROOM: 270 PREREQUISITES: PHY 227, 237 or permission of instructor 

PHY 454 (ME 434)
MYATT J
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM


Basic plasma parameters; quasineutrality, Debye length, plasma frequency, plasma parameter, Charged particle motion: orbit theory. Basic plasma equations; derivation of fluid equations from the Vlasov equation. Waves in plasmas. MHD theory. Energy balance. BUILDING: MOREY  ROOM: 501 PREREQUISITES: PHY 217 or OPT 262 

Wednesday  
Thursday  
Friday  
PHY 597 (PHY 597)
MANLY S; GOURDAIN P
F 10:00AM  11:00AM


A (Fall)  Noncredit course given once per week, required of all firstyear graduate students. The seminar consists of lectures and discussions on various aspects of being an effective teaching assistant, including interactions with undergraduate student body and crosscultural issues. B (Spring)  Noncredit course given once per week required of all firstyear graduate students. Members of the faculty discuss topics in their curent area of research interest. BUILDING: GRGEN  ROOM: 108 PREREQUISITES: None. 

PHY 437 (OPT 467)
BOYD R
F 10:30AM  1:30PM


Fundamentals and applications of optical systems based on the nonlinear interaction of light with matter. Topics to be treated include mechanisms of optical nonlinearity, secondharmonic and sum and differencefrequency generation, photonics and optical logic, optical selfaction effects including selffocusing and optical soliton formation, optical phase conjugation, stimulated Brillouin and stimulated Raman scattering, and selection criteria of nonlinear optical materials. References: Robert W. Boyd, Nonlinear Optics, Second Edition. BUILDING: LATT  ROOM: 431 PREREQUISITES: OPT 461 or OPT 462 

PHY 401 (OPT 411)
–
F 11:05AM  12:20PM


Advanced techniques utilizing vector calculus, series expansions, contour integration, integral transforms (Fourier, Laplace and Hilbert) asymptotic estimates, and second order differential equations. BUILDING: HUTCH  ROOM: 473 

TBA  
PHY 434 (OPT 253)
LUKISHOVA S
–


This laboratory course (3 hours per week) exposes students to cuttingedge photon counting instrumentation and methods with applications ranging from quantum information to nanotechnology,biotechnology and medicine. Major topics include quantum entanglement and Bell’s inequalities, singlephoton interference, singleemitter confocal fluorescence microscopy and spectroscopy, photonic bandgap materials, Hanbury Brown and Twiss interferometer, and photon antibunching. Each lab also includes lecture and discussions of lab materials. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 490
–
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 491
–
–


Special study or work, arranged individually for master’s candidates. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 495
–
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 498
–
–


This course is designed for a student to be Laboratory or Recitation Teaching Assistant (TA). Typically, the student spends the semester teaching two laboratories or up to four recitations during the Fall semester for the introductory physics courses: PHY 113, PHY 122, PHY 141, PHY 142, or introductory astronomy course: AST 111, or teaching one or more recitation(s): AST 111, PHY 113, PHY 122, PHY 141, PHY 142, or a 200 level undergraduate physics or astronomy course. Attendance of the weekly teaching seminars PHY 597Fall, giving feedback to other leaders, and a constructive evaluation process are required. This course is noncredit and may be taken more than once. BUILDING:  ROOM: PREREQUISITES: Students are required two weeks prior to the beginning of the Fall semester, to attend a twoday rigorous training program. Students prepare and present a short model recitation and are video taped for selfevaluation. 

PHY 499
–
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Continuation of PHY 498. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 591
–
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Special study or work, arranged individually. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 594
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 595
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 595A
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 595B
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 598
TEITEL S
–


This course is designed for a student to be a Workshop Leader Teaching Assistant (TA). Typically, the TA attends the weekly Workshop Leader Training meeting that offers specialized support and training in group dynamics, learning theory, and science pedagogy for students facilitating collaborative learning groups for science and social science courses. The TA teaches three to four workshops in one of the fall semester introductory physics courses: PHY 113, PHY 122, PHY 141 or PHY 142. Additional requirements are: Attendance of the weekly Graduate Teaching Seminars PHY 597Fall, giving feedback to other leaders and a constructive evaluation process. This course is noncredit and may be taken more than once. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 599
–
–


This course is designed as a followup course for an experienced Workshop Leader, titled a lead Workshop Leader Teaching Assistant (TA). Typically, the TA attends the weekly Workshop Leader Training meeting that offers specialized support and training to develop leadership skills, to foster ongoing communication among faculty members and study group leaders, and to provide an environment for review of study group related issues. Students spend the semester teaching three to four workshops during the Spring semester introductory physics courses. BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 895
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 897
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 985
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 986V
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 995
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 997
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 997A
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 999
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 999A
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 

PHY 999B
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No description BUILDING:  ROOM: 