PHYS 4011
William Renninger
TR 11:05AM  12:20PM

Study of mathematical techniques such as contour integration, transform theory, Fourier transforms, asymptotic expansions, and Green's functions, as applied to differential, difference, and integral equations. (Prior Titles: Complex Analysis and Diff Equations & Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Optics). (Crosslisted with OPT411).
 Location
 Goergen Hall Room 108 (TR 11:05AM  12:20PM)

PHYS 4012
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F 11:05AM  12:20PM

Study of mathematical techniques such as contour integration, transform theory, Fourier transforms, asymptotic expansions, and Green's functions, as applied to differential, difference, and integral equations. (Prior Titles: Complex Analysis and Diff Equations & Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Optics). (Crosslisted with OPT411).
 Location
 Goergen Hall Room 108 (F 11:05AM  12:20PM)

PHYS 40701
Sarada Rajeev
MW 12:30PM  1:45PM

The Physical Basis of Quantum Mechanics. The Schrdinger Wave Equation. Discrete Eigenvalues: Bound States. Matrix Formulation of Quantum Mechanics. Angular momentum and spin. Approximation Methods for Bound States. Radiation Physics.
 Location
 Bausch & Lomb Room 269 (MW 12:30PM  1:45PM)

PHYS 41101
Alice Quillen
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM

Overview: Topics covered will include: Lagrangian and Hamiltonian dynamics, canonical transformations, HamiltonJacobi equations, chaotic dynamics, periodic orbits, stable and unstable orbits, resonances in celestial mechanics, resonance capture, resonance overlap criterion, bifurcations, Julia and Fatou sets, convergence of Newton's Iteration, KAM theory, nonholonomic mechanics, discrete dynamical systems, infinite dimensional Hamiltonian models, classical field theory. We will explore these topics analytically and possibly numerically (in python).
Prerequisite: A good knowledge of classical mechanics. PHY235 is more than enough. Undergraduates are very welcome to join this class (including for the entire class not just the first 8 weeks).
 Location
 Bausch & Lomb Room 480 (TR 9:40AM  10:55AM)

PHYS 41501
Lynne Orr
MW 10:25AM  11:40AM

An advanced treatment of electromagnetic phenomena. Electromagnetic wave propagation, radiation, and waveguides and resonant cavities, diffraction, electrodynamic potentials, multipole expansions, and covariant electrodynamics.
 Location
 Bausch & Lomb Room 269 (MW 10:25AM  11:40AM)

PHYS 43401
Svetlana Lukishova
M 8:00AM  8:50AM

This advanced optics teaching laboratory course will expose students to cuttingedge photon counting instrumentation and methods with applications ranging from quantum information to biotechnology and medicine. It will be based on quantum information, the new, exciting application of photon counting instrumentation. As much as wireless communication has impacted daily life already, the abstract theory of quantum mechanics promises solutions to a series of problems with similar impact on the twentyfirst century. Major topics will be entanglement and Bells inequalities, singlephoton interference, singleemitter confocal fluorescence microscopy, Hanbury Brown and Twiss correlations/photon antibunching. Photonic based quantum computing and quantum cryptography will be outlined in the course manuals as possible applications of these concepts and tools. The full course will consist of four laboratory experiments and a special final meeting of students oral presentations. NOTE: the schedule for this course is set by the instructor after polling registered students for availability
 Location
 Goergen Hall Room 109 (M 8:00AM  8:50AM)

PHYS 4371
Robert Boyd
T 2:00PM  5:00PM

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 formatin, optical phase conjugation, stimulated Brillouin and stimulated Raman scattering, and selection criteria of nonlinear optical materials., (Crosslisted OPT 467).
 Location
 Hylan Building Room 303 (T 2:00PM  5:00PM)

PHYS 4531
Gilbert Collins; James Rygg
TR 2:00PM  3:15PM

This course will survey the field of highenergydensity science (HEDS), extending from ultradense matter to the radiationdominated regime. Topics include: experimental and computational methods for the productions, manipulation, and diagnosis of HED matter, thermodynamic equationsofstate; dynamic transitions between equilibrium phases; and radiative and other transport properties. Throughout the course, we will make connections with key HEDS applications in astrophysics, laboratory fusion, and new quantum states of matter.
 Location
 Wilmot Room 116 (TR 2:00PM  3:15PM)

PHYS 4541
Chuang Ren
TR 3:25PM  4:40PM

Orbit theory, adiabatic invariants, collective effects, twofluid and MHD equations, waves in plasma, transport across magnetic fields and in velocity space. (same as ME 434). (Course was listed as PHY 426).
 Location
 Hylan Building Room 102 (TR 3:25PM  4:40PM)

PHYS 4571
Jessica Shang
MW 3:25PM  4:40PM

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. Bernoullis 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.
 Location
 Goergen Hall Room 110 (MW 3:25PM  4:40PM)

PHYS 4592
Hussein Aluie
MW 2:00PM  3:15PM

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 Hopeman Room 224 (MW 2:00PM  3:15PM)

PHYS 4621
Kevin Parker
MW 3:25PM  4:40PM

Physics and implementation of Xray, ultrasonic, and MR imaging systems. Special attention is given to the Fourier transform relations, reconstruction algorithms of Xray and ultrasoniccomputed tomography, and MRI.
 Location
 Computer Studies Room 601 (MW 3:25PM  4:40PM)

PHYS 4671
Stephen McAleavey
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM

Introduction to the principles and implementation of diagnostic ultrasound imaging. Topics include linear wave propagation and reflection, fields from pistons and arrays, beamfoaming, Bmode image formation, Doppler, and elastography. Project and final report. (Crosslisting PHY 257, BME 253/453, ECE 251/451).
 Location
 Wegmans Room 1005 (TR 12:30PM  1:45PM)

PHYS 49801
Steven Manly
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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.

PHYS 49901
Steven Manly
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Continuation of PHY 498.

PHYS 52101
John Nichol
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM

This course covers the fundamentals of solid state physics, and it answers the question of why solids behave differently than individual atoms. Topics covered include: the freeelectron model of solids, crystal structure, xray diffraction, Bloch's Theorem, band structure, the tightbinding model, crystal vibrations, phonons, magnetism, and superconductivity.
 Location
 Todd Union Room 202 (TR 9:40AM  10:55AM)

PHYS 52501
Gourab Ghoshal
TR 9:40AM  10:55AM

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.sIn 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.sStudents 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.
 Location
 Bausch & Lomb Room 407 (TR 9:40AM  10:55AM)

PHYS 5271
Ralf Haefner
TR 12:30PM  1:45PM

Computational neuroscience studies how the brain can be understood in terms of computations implemented by neural circuits, and in terms of using computational methods to analyze neural and behavioral data. This course for advanced undergraduates and graduate students starts with models of individuals neurons before moving on to networks of neurons and behavior. It provides both a classic signal processing, and a probabilistic perspective on how neurons support the brain’s computations. While primarily lecturebased, an important part of the course are exercises that typically consist on implementing (programming) a model discussed in the class and analyze its behavior. The course also provides the opportunity for a final project but this is not required. The material mostly considers the sensory system and perceptual decisionmaking. There are no formal prerequisites. However, programming experience and a minimal background in linear algebra (vectors and matrices) and analysis (basic ordinary differential equations) are essential. At the beginning, there will be a very brief introduction to the key biological concepts necessary for the course. In doubt, please email the instructor.
 Location
 Meliora Room 224 (TR 12:30PM  1:45PM)

PHYS 5312
Joseph Eberly
MWF 9:00AM  10:20AM

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).
 Location
 Bausch & Lomb Room 106 (MWF 9:00AM  10:20AM)

PHYS 59501
Segev BenZvi
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PHYS 59502
Nicholas Bigelow
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PhD Research in Physics

PHYS 59503
Machiel Blok
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PhD Research in Physics

PHYS 59504
Arie Bodek
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PHYS 59505
Regina Demina
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PHYS 59506
Joseph Eberly
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Dustin Froula
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PhD Research in Physics

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Aran GarciaBellido
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Gourab Ghoshal
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Pierre Gourdain
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Andrew Jordan
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PHYS 59514
Kevin McFarlandPorter
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PHYS 59515
John Nichol
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Sarada Rajeev
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PHYS 59517
Frank Wolfs
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PHYS 59518
Daniel Bergstralh
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PHYS 59519
Riccardo Betti
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PHYS 59520
Robert Boyd
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PHYS 59521
Petros Tzeferacos
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PHYS 59522
Gilbert Collins
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PHYS 59523
Liyanagamage Dias
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PHYS 59524
William Renninger
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PHYS 59525
James Rygg
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Wolf Schroeder
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PHYS 59527
Adam Sefkow
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Nick Vamivakas
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PHYS 59529
Stephen Wu
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PHYS 59530
Jianhui Zhong
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PHYS 59531
Steven Manly
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PHYS 59532
David Mathews
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PhD Research

PHYS 59533
Christopher Marshall
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Suxing Hu
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PHYS 59535
Krishnan Padmanabhan
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Pengfei Huo
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PHYS 5971
Steven Manly; Aran GarciaBellido; Linda Cassidy
F 10:25AM  11:40AM

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.
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 Bausch & Lomb Room 106 (F 10:25AM  11:40AM)

PHYS 5981
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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.

PHYS 5991
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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.

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Gilbert Collins
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Joseph Eberly
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Segev BenZvi
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Nicholas Bigelow
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Machiel Blok
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Arie Bodek
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Regina Demina
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Joseph Eberly
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Dustin Froula
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Yongli Gao
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Aran GarciaBellido
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Gourab Ghoshal
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Pierre Gourdain
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Andrew Jordan
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Kevin McFarlandPorter
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John Nichol
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Sarada Rajeev
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Frank Wolfs
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Daniel Bergstralh
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Riccardo Betti
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Robert Boyd
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Gilbert Collins
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Liyanagamage Dias
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William Renninger
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James Rygg
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Wolf Schroeder
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Adam Sefkow
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Nick Vamivakas
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Stephen Wu
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Jianhui Zhong
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Steven Manly
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Sean Regan
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Doctoral Dissertation
