Physics
The Physics Department:
Department website: https://www.physics.columbia.edu/
Office location: 704 Pupin Hall
Office contact: 2128543366 (Ashley Delphia, Dir. of Academic Administration)
Director of Undergraduate Studies: Jeremy Dodd, jrd4@columbia.edu, 2128543969
Undergraduate Administrator: Giuseppina (Joey) Cambareri, gc2019@columbia.edu, 2128543348
The Study of Physics
The physics major offers a rigorous preparation in the intellectual developments of modern physics, along with extensive exposure to the mathematical and experimental techniques required to conduct basic and applied research in physics. For the major, the department offers a set of required courses wellsuited to prepare students for the most rigorous course of graduate study. These can be supplemented by elective courses in a variety of advanced topics. Although most majors go on to graduate work in physics, the intellectual skills acquired in the study of physics can also provide the basis for work in a variety of other scientific and nonscientific areas.
Research is an extremely important component of the Columbia physics experience. Because the department has a very small studenttofaculty ratio, essentially all physics majors and concentrators engage in experimental, computational, or theoretical research under the close supervision of a faculty member during part, if not all, of their time at Columbia.
Current programs of study include:
The Physics major
The Astrophysics major
The Biophysics major
The Chemical Physics major
As of Fall 2024, the Department does not offer a Minor in Physics, however a Minor will likely be introduced for the 20252026 academic year.
Student Advising
Consulting Advisers
Students should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies (DUS) for all advising questions and concerns, however please see the information below that describes appropriate advising contacts for the interdisciplinary majors in Astrophysics, Biophysics and Chemical Physics.
For the Physics major: Jeremy Dodd, jrd4@columbia.edu.
For the Astrophysics major: Jeremy Dodd, jrd4@columbia.edu, and students should also consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Astronomy Department.
For the Biophysics major: students should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies for Biophysics in the Biological Sciences Department.
For the Chemical Physics major: students should consult with the Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Chemistry Department.
The Physics DUS typically holds walkin office hours each week during the academic year (fall and spring semesters), and may be also be contacted by email. For new students, a Physics Department information session is held during NSOP each fall to help students determine which introductory physics sequence is most appropriate for their program of study. Each spring, the Department hosts an Open House, which focuses on the majors offered in the Department but also provides an opportunity to learn more about research opportunities.
For declared Physics and Astrophysics majors, it is recommended that students consult with the Physics DUS at least once per semester.
Enrolling in Classes
The Physics Department offers four introductory physics sequences.

PHYSUN1201, PHYSUN1202 primarily for premed students;

PHYSUN1401, PHYSUN1402, PHYSUN1403 primarily for SEAS engineering students;

PHYSUN1601, PHYSUN1602, PHYSUN2601 primarily for physics, applied physics and physical science majors;

PHYSUN2801, PHYSUN2802 primarily for physics and applied physics majors who have advanced placement in physics and mathematics.
The department can provide more detailed information about these sequences. Note that there are calculus prerequisites or corequisites in most cases. Enrollment in the PHYSUN2801, PHYSUN2802 Accelerated Physics sequence is by placement only. Students who have a score of 5 on AP Calculus BC and a score of at least one 4 and one 5 on the two AP Physics C exams place automatically. Other students should take the placement exam during the NSOP Physics Information Session.
Please note that all of the above sequences start in the fall semester (only) each year, with the addition of just one “offsequence” (spring, summer) offering of the PHYSUN1201, PHYSUN1202 General Physics sequence for premed students.
Preparing for Graduate Study
A majority of graduating Physics majors pursue graduate study at either the PhD or Masters levels. The Physics major is designed to provide a strong foundation for students who may continue to pursue a PhD. Aside from all of the required courses for the major, students who will pursue graduate study are recommended to take the PHYSGU4003 Advanced Mechanics elective, and they may also choose to take some graduate level courses if they have sufficient preparation.
Coursework Taken Outside of Columbia
Coursework in fulfillment of a major or minor [or special program or concentration] must be taken at Columbia University unless explicitly noted here and/or expressly permitted by the Director of Undergraduate Studies of the program. Exceptions or substitutions permitted by the Director of Undergraduate Studies should be confirmed in writing by email to the student.
Advanced Placement
The department grants 6 credits for a score of 4 or 5 on BOTH the AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 exams, but you are not entitled to any exemptions.
The department grants 3 credits for a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Physics C/MECH exam, but you are not entitled to any exemptions. The amount of credit is reduced to 0 if you take PHYSUN 1001, 1201, 1401 or 1601.
The department grants 3 credits for a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Physics C/E&M exam, but you are not entitled to any exemptions. The amount of credit is reduced to 0 if you take PHYSUN 1001, 1202, 1402 or 1602.
AP, IB or Alevel Physics credits are not impacted if you take PHYSUN 2801 or 2802.
Students may earn a maximum of 6 credits in Physics.
Barnard College Courses
No Barnard courses are accepted as requirements for the Physics major. For the Astrophysics major, see the requirements for that program in the Bulletin.
Transfer Courses
When students transfer to Columbia from other institutions, their coursework at their previous institution must first be considered by their school in order to be evaluated for degree credit (e.g., to confirm that the courses will count toward the 124 points of credit that every student is required to complete for the B.A. degree). Only after that degree credit is confirmed, departments may consider whether those courses can also be used to fulfill specific degree requirements toward a major or minor [or special program or concentration].
All transfer courses proposed for consideration for the Physics major must be reviewed by the Physics DUS. Students should provide detailed syllabi for review.
Study Abroad Courses
Classes taken abroad through Columbia‐led programs (i.e., those administered by Columbia’s Center for Undergraduate Global Engagement and taught by Columbia instructors) are treated as Columbia courses, equivalent to those taken on the Morningside Heights campus. If they are not explicitly listed by the department as fulfilling requirements in the major or minor [or special program or concentration], the DUS will need to confirm that they can be used toward requirements in the major/minor.
Classes taken abroad through other institutions and programs are treated as transfer credit to Columbia, and are subject to the same policies as other transfer courses. There will be a limit on the number of courses taken abroad that can be applied to the major/minor, and they must be approved by the DUS.
Physics and Astrophysics majors who are considering studying abroad should consult with the respective DUSes well in advance, since careful planning is required to make sure that students can complete all required courses.
Summer Courses
Summer courses at Columbia are offered through the School of Professional Studies. Courses taken in a Summer Term may be used toward requirements for the major/minor only as articulated in department/institute/center guidelines or by permission of the Director(s) of Undergraduate Studies. More general policies about Summer coursework can be found in the Academic Regulations section of this Bulletin. No physics courses currently offered in Summer Term are relevant for the Department’s majors.
Core Curriculum Connections
Students may be interested in course offerings in this department that can be taken in fulfillment of the Science requirement of the Core Curriculum. See the list of approved courses for the requirement in this Bulletin.
Undergraduate Research and Senior Thesis
Information to be added
Department Honors and Prizes
Information to be added
Other Important Information
The department offers a standalone onesemester course for nonscience majors, one introductory sequence in physics intended primarily for preprofessional students, and three introductory sequences in physics for engineering and physical science majors. Students are given credit for courses from only one of the different sequence groups.
Mixing courses across the sequences is strongly discouraged; however, physics majors who begin their studies with PHYS UN1401 INTRO TO MECHANICS ＆ THERMO  PHYS UN1402 INTRO ELEC/MAGNETSM ＆ OPTCS should take PHYS UN2601 PHYSICS III:CLASS/QUANTUM WAVE as the thirdsemester course.
Introductory Sequences
Nonscience Majors:
Code  Title  Points 

PHYS UN1001  PHYSICS FOR POETS 
Preprofessional Students:
Code  Title  Points 

PHYS UN1201  PHYS UN1202  GENERAL PHYSICS I and GENERAL PHYSICS II  
Accompanying laboratory course:  
PHYS UN1291  PHYS UN1292  GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB and GENERAL PHYSICS II LABORATORY 
Engineering and Physical Science Majors:
Code  Title  Points 

Select one of the following sequences with accompanying laboratory course:  
Sequence A:  
INTRO TO MECHANICS ＆ THERMO and INTRO ELEC/MAGNETSM ＆ OPTCS and INTROCLASSCL ＆ QUANTUM WAVES  
Sequence B:  
PHYSICS I:MECHANICS/RELATIVITY and PHYSICS II: THERMO, ELEC ＆ MAG and PHYSICS III:CLASS/QUANTUM WAVE  
Sequence C:  
ACCELERATED PHYSICS I and ACCELERATED PHYSICS II 
Sequence A is a selfcontained group of three courses, while Sequences B and C anticipate more course work in the Physics Department. Students considering a physics major are strongly encouraged to begin one of these sequences in their first year.
Professors
 Igor Aleiner
 Boris Altshuler
 Elena Aprile
 Dmitri Bassov
 Andrei Beloborodov
 Allan Blaer (emeritus)
 Gustaaf Brooijmans
 Norman Christ
 Brian Cole
 Frederik Denef
 Richard Friedberg (Barnard emeritus)
 Brian Greene (Mathematics)
 Miklos Gyulassy (emeritus)
 Charles J. Hailey
 Timothy HalpinHealy (Barnard)
 Sven Hartmann (emeritus)
 Tony Heinz (emeritus)
 Emlyn Hughes
 Lam Hui
 Laura Kay (Barnard Astronomy)
 Tsung Dao Lee (emeritus)
 Yuri Levin
 Szabolcs Marka
 Robert Mawhinney (Chair)
 Andrew Millis
 Alfred H. Mueller
 Reshmi Mukherjee (Barnard)
 John Parsons
 Aron Pinczuk (Applied Physics)
 Malvin Ruderman
 Frank Sciulli (emeritus)
 Michael Shaevitz
 Michael Tuts
 Yasutomo Uemura
 Erick Weinberg
 William Zajc
Associate Professors
 Brian Humensky
 Janna Levin (Barnard)
 Brian Metzger
 Alberto Nicolis
 Abhay Pasupathy
 Ozgur Sahin (Biology)
 Tanya Zelevinsky
Assistant Professors
 Cory Dean
 Bradley Johnson
 Georgia Karagiorgi
 Rachel Rosen
 Sebastian Will
Senior Lecturer in Discipline
 Jeremy Dodd
Adjunct Professor
 Morgan May
Lecturer
 Burton Budick
 Eric Raymer
On Leave
 Amber Miller
Guidance for Undergraduate Students in the Department
Program Planning for all Students
Students who entered Columbia (as first‐year students or as transfer students) in or after Fall 2024 may select from a curriculum of majors and minors. The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, and role of majors and minors in those requirements, can be found in the Academic Requirements section of the Bulletin dated the academic year when the student matriculated at Columbia and the Bulletin dated the academic year when the student was a sophomore and declared programs of study.
Students who entered Columbia in or before Fall 2023 may select from a curriculum of majors and minors and concentrations. The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, and the role of majors and minors in those requirements, can be found in the Academic Requirements section of the Bulletin dated the academic year when the student matriculated at Columbia and the Bulletin dated the academic year when the student was a sophomore and declared programs of study.
As of Fall 2024, the Department does not offer a Minor in Physics, however a Minor will likely be introduced for the 20252026 academic year.
All students who are considering majoring in Physics or in Astrophysics are strongly encouraged to begin a relevant introductory physics sequence in their first semester. In general, the Physics major may not be completed in fewer than six semesters; most students take seven or eight semesters to satisfy all requirements.
Course Numbering Structure
Course numbers in the Physics Department broadly follow the standard undergraduate schema. Most introductory (firstyear) courses are at the 1000 level, with the exception of the PHYSUN2801, PHYSUN2802 Accelerated Physics sequence. The Physics major in particular is rather welldefined in terms of requirements and when they should/could be taken, given necessary prerequisites and so is rather “sequential”. Note that there are two required twosemester sequences:, PHYSUN3007, PHYSUN3008 and PHYSGU4021, PHYSGU4022, which in general should be taken in the fall and spring of a given academic year.
Guidance for FirstYear Students
All students who are considering majoring in Physics or in Astrophysics are strongly encouraged to begin a relevant introductory physics sequence in their first semester.
The Physics Department offers four introductory physics sequences.
PHYSUN1201, PHYSUN1202 primarily for premed students;
PHYSUN1401, PHYSUN1402, PHYSUN1403 primarily for SEAS engineering students;
PHYSUN1601, PHYSUN1602, PHYSUN2601 primarily for physics, applied physics and physical science majors;
PHYSUN2801, PHYSUN2802 primarily for physics and applied physics majors who have advanced placement in physics and mathematics.
The department can provide more detailed information about these sequences. Note that there are calculus prerequisites or corequisites in most cases. Enrollment in the PHYSUN2801, PHYSUN2802 Accelerated Physics sequence is by placement only. Students who have a score of 5 on AP Calculus BC and a score of at least one 4 and one 5 on the two AP Physics C exams place automatically. Other students should take the placement exam during the NSOP Physics Information Session.
Please note that all of the above sequences start in the fall semester (only) each year, with the addition of just one “offsequence” (spring, summer) offering of the PHYSUN1201, PHYSUN1202 General Physics sequence for premed students.
Guidance for Transfer Students
Information to be added
Undergraduate Programs of Study
Required Coursework for all Programs
All programs of study require completion of at least one of the introductory physics sequences (described elsewhere).
Major in Physics
Physics Courses
The major in physics requires a minimum of 41 points in physics courses, including:
Code  Title  Points 

Introductory Sequences  
Select one of the following sequences:  
Sequence A: Students with a limited background in high school physics may elect to take:  
INTRO TO MECHANICS ＆ THERMO and INTRO ELEC/MAGNETSM ＆ OPTCS and PHYSICS III:CLASS/QUANTUM WAVE  
Sequence B:  
PHYSICS I:MECHANICS/RELATIVITY and PHYSICS II: THERMO, ELEC ＆ MAG and PHYSICS III:CLASS/QUANTUM WAVE  
Sequence C: Students with advanced preparation in both physics and mathematics may be eligible to take:  
ACCELERATED PHYSICS I and ACCELERATED PHYSICS II  
Core Physics Courses  
MECHANICS  
ELECTRICITYMAGNETISM  
ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES ＆ OPTICS  
QUANTUM MECHANICS I  
QUANTUM MECHANICS II  
THERMAL ＆ STATISTICAL PHYSICS  
Elective Courses  
Select at least six points of the following courses:  
From Quarks To the Cosmos: Applications of Modern Physics  
ADVANCED MECHANICS  
PARTICLE ASTROPHYS ＆ COSMOLOGY  
SOLID STATE PHYSICS  
MATHEMATICL METHODS OF PHYSICS  
INTRO TO GENERAL RELATIVITY  
Introduction to Particle Physics  
With the permission of the Director of Undergraduate Studies, 4000 or 6000level courses offered in this or other science departments  
Laboratory Work at the Intermediate Level ^{*}  
Select one of the following options:  
Option 1:  
INTERMEDIATE LABORATORY WORK (two semesters)  
ELECTRONICS LABORATORY  
Option 2:  
INTERMEDIATE LABORATORY WORK (three semesters)  
Senior Seminar  
SEM IN CURRENT RES. PROBLEMS 
 *
Approved experimental work with a faculty research group may satisfy one semester of the laboratory requirement.
Mathematics Courses
Calculus through MATH UN1202 CALCULUS IV or MATH UN1208 HONORS MATHEMATICS B; and MATH UN3027 Ordinary Differential Equations or the equivalent.
Recommended cognate courses: MATH UN2010 LINEAR ALGEBRA, MATH UN3007 COMPLEX VARIABLES, and MATH UN3028 PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS.
Major in Astrophysics
For astrophysics requirements please see:
http://bulletin.columbia.edu/columbiacollege/departmentsinstruction/astronomy/#requirementstext
Major in Biophysics
For biophysics requirements please see:
Major in Chemical Physics
For chemical physics requirements please see:
http://bulletin.columbia.edu/columbiacollege/departmentsinstruction/chemistry/#requirementstext
Minor in Physics
As of Fall 2024, the Department does not offer a Minor in Physics, however a Minor will likely be introduced for the 20252026 academic year.
For students who entered Columbia in or before the 202324 academic year
Concentrations are available to students who entered Columbia in or before Fall 2023. The requirements for the Bachelor of Arts degree, and the role of the concentration in those requirements, can be found in the Academic Requirements section of the Bulletin dated the academic year when the student matriculated at Columbia and the Bulletin dated the academic year when the student was a sophomore and declared programs of study.
Concentrations are not available to students who entered Columbia in or after Fall 2024.
Concentration in Physics
The concentration in physics requires a minimum of 24 points in physics, including one of the introductory sequences.
PHYS UN1001 PHYSICS FOR POETS. 3.00 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: high school algebra.
Prerequisites: high school algebra. This course does not fulfill the physics requirement for admission to medical school. No previous background in physics is expected. An introduction to physics taught through the exploration of the scientific method, and the application of physical principles to a wide range of topics from quantum mechanics to cosmology
PHYS UN1018 WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION. 3.00 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: high school science and math.
Prerequisites: high school science and math. A review of the history and environmental consequences of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD); of how these weapons work, what they cost, how they have spread, how they might be used, how they are currently controlled by international treaties and domestic legislation, and what issues of policy and technology arise in current debates on WMD. What aspects of the manufacture of WMD are easily addressed, and what aspects are technically challenging? It may be expected that current events/headlines will be discussed in class
PHYS UN1111 ORIGINS AND MEANING. 3.00 points.
This course is a onesemester journey across cosmological history, from the beginning of time to something akin to its end. We will explore the origin of inanimate physical structures (the cosmos as a whole, as well as that of galaxies, stars, planets, particles, atoms and complex molecules), the origin of life (replicating molecules, the first cells, as well as more complex life forms), the origin of mind (selfreflective conscious awareness) and the origin of culture (language, myth, religion, art, and science). We will then consider what science in particular tells us about the very far future, where we will encounter the likely demise of all complex matter, all life and all consciousness. In the face of such disintegration we will examine the nature of value and purpose. We will recognize that the deepest understanding of reality emerges from blending all of the accounts we discuss—from the reductionist to the humanist to the cosmological—and only through such amalgamation can we fully grasp the longstanding human search for meaning
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1111


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1111  001/15432  F 2:10pm  5:00pm 702 Hamilton Hall 
Brian Greene  3.00  63/60 
PHYS UN1151 Origins and Meaning: Independent Study. 1.00 point.
The proposed independent study is a onesemester course that is in dialogue with the Origins and Meaning, Physics UN1111. Students in the independent study will further explore various issues raised in Origins and Meaning by (a) meeting once per week with the instructor, (b) completing a selection of readings and viewings, and (c) completing an endofterm writing assignment
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1151


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1151  001/21613  
Brian Greene  1.00  6/60 
PHYS UN1201 GENERAL PHYSICS I. 3.00 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: some basic background in calculus or be concurrently taking MATH UN1101 Calculus I.,The accompanying laboratory is PHYS UN1291UN1292
Prerequisites: some basic background in calculus or be concurrently taking MATH UN1101 Calculus I. The accompanying laboratory is PHYS UN1291UN1292 The course will use elementary concepts from calculus. The accompanying laboratory is PHYS UN1291  UN1292. Basic introduction to the study of mechanics, fluids, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, special relativity, quantum mechanics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1201


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1201  001/14617  M W 11:40am  12:55pm 301 Pupin Laboratories 
John Parsons  3.00  168/180 
PHYS 1201  002/14618  T Th 2:40pm  3:55pm 301 Pupin Laboratories 
Cory Dean  3.00  158/180 
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1201


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 
PHYS 1201  001/13441  M W 4:10pm  5:25pm Room TBA 
3.00  1/145 
PHYS UN1202 GENERAL PHYSICS II. 3.00 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: This course will use elementary concepts from calculus. Students should therefore have had some high school calculus, or be concurrently enrolled in MATH UN1101. Taken with accompanying lab PHYS UN1291 PHYS UN1292, the sequence PHYS UN1201 PHYS UN1202 satisfies requirements for medical school.
Prerequisites: This course will use elementary concepts from calculus. Students should therefore have had some high school calculus, or be concurrently enrolled in MATH UN1101. Taken with accompanying lab PHYS UN1291 PHYS UN1292, the sequence PHYS UN1201 PHYS UN1202 satisfies requirements for medical school. Electricity, magnetism, optics, and modern physics
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1202


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1202  001/13442  M W 11:40am  12:55pm Room TBA 
P. Michael Tuts  3.00  0/160 
PHYS 1202  003/13443  T Th 2:40pm  3:55pm Room TBA 
Jeremy Dodd  3.00  0/160 
PHYS UN1203 GENERAL PHYSICS I  REC. 0.00 points.
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1203


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1203  001/15103  M 4:10pm  5:00pm 424 Pupin Laboratories 
John Parsons  0.00  24/24 
PHYS 1203  002/15104  M 5:10pm  6:00pm 424 Pupin Laboratories 
John Parsons  0.00  23/24 
PHYS 1203  003/15105  M 6:10pm  7:00pm 424 Pupin Laboratories 
John Parsons  0.00  22/24 
PHYS 1203  004/15106  T 4:10pm  5:00pm 308a Lewisohn Hall 
John Parsons  0.00  22/24 
PHYS 1203  005/15107  T 5:10pm  6:00pm 308a Lewisohn Hall 
John Parsons  0.00  20/24 
PHYS 1203  006/15109  T 6:10pm  7:00pm 424 Pupin Laboratories 
John Parsons  0.00  19/24 
PHYS 1203  007/15110  W 4:10pm  5:00pm 222 Pupin Laboratories 
John Parsons  0.00  24/24 
PHYS 1203  008/15111  W 5:10pm  6:00pm 644 Seeley W. Mudd Building 
John Parsons  0.00  15/24 
PHYS 1203  011/15112  M 4:10pm  5:00pm 318 Hamilton Hall 
Cory Dean  0.00  22/24 
PHYS 1203  012/15114  M 5:10pm  6:00pm 214 Pupin Laboratories 
Cory Dean  0.00  22/24 
PHYS 1203  013/15117  T 4:10pm  5:00pm 424 Pupin Laboratories 
Cory Dean  0.00  24/24 
PHYS 1203  014/15118  T 5:10pm  6:00pm 424 Pupin Laboratories 
Cory Dean  0.00  20/24 
PHYS 1203  015/15120  W 4:10pm  5:00pm 214 Pupin Laboratories 
Cory Dean  0.00  24/24 
PHYS 1203  016/15122  W 5:10pm  6:00pm 214 Pupin Laboratories 
Cory Dean  0.00  11/24 
PHYS 1203  017/15123  Th 4:10pm  5:00pm C01 80 Claremont 
Cory Dean  0.00  24/24 
PHYS 1203  018/15124  Th 5:10pm  6:00pm C01 80 Claremont 
Cory Dean  0.00  12/24 
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1203


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 
PHYS 1203  001/13740  M 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/24  
PHYS 1203  002/13762  T 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/24  
PHYS 1203  003/13767  T 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/24  
PHYS 1203  004/13768  W 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  1/24  
PHYS 1203  005/13769  Th 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/24  
PHYS 1203  006/13771  Th 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/24 
PHYS UN1204 GENERAL PHYSICS II  REC. 0.00 points.
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1204


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1204  001/13772  M 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22  
PHYS 1204  002/13773  M 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22  
PHYS 1204  003/13774  M 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22  
PHYS 1204  004/13775  M 7:10pm  8:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22  
PHYS 1204  005/13777  T 3:10pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22  
PHYS 1204  006/13778  T 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22  
PHYS 1204  007/13780  T 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22  
PHYS 1204  008/13782  T 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22  
PHYS 1204  009/13783  T 7:10pm  8:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22  
PHYS 1204  011/13785  W 3:10pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/25  
PHYS 1204  012/13786  W 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/25  
PHYS 1204  013/13787  T 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/25  
PHYS 1204  014/13788  T 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/25  
PHYS 1204  015/13789  W 7:10pm  8:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/25  
PHYS 1204  016/13792  M 3:10pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/25  
PHYS 1204  017/13793  M 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/25  
PHYS 1204  018/13794  Th 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/25  
PHYS 1204  019/13795  Th 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/22 
PHYS UN1291 GENERAL PHYSICS I LAB. 1.00 point.
Same course as PHYS W1291x, but given offsequence.
Corequisites: PHYS UN1201
Corequisites: PHYS UN1201 This course is the laboratory for the corequisite lecture course and can be taken only during the same term as the corresponding lecture
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1291


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1291  001/14619  M 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  13/15 
PHYS 1291  002/14620  M 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  15/15 
PHYS 1291  003/14621  M 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  15/15 
PHYS 1291  004/14622  M 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  14/15 
PHYS 1291  005/14623  M 7:30pm  10:30pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  10/15 
PHYS 1291  007/14624  T 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  14/15 
PHYS 1291  008/14625  T 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  12/15 
PHYS 1291  009/14626  T 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  14/15 
PHYS 1291  010/14627  T 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  14/15 
PHYS 1291  011/14628  T 7:30pm  10:30pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  12/15 
PHYS 1291  013/14629  W 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  15/15 
PHYS 1291  014/14630  W 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  15/15 
PHYS 1291  015/14631  W 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  13/15 
PHYS 1291  016/14632  W 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  12/15 
PHYS 1291  017/14633  W 7:30pm  10:30pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  12/15 
PHYS 1291  019/14634  Th 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  9/15 
PHYS 1291  021/14636  Th 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  15/15 
PHYS 1291  023/14637  Th 7:30pm  10:30pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  15/15 
PHYS 1291  025/14638  F 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  13/15 
PHYS 1291  026/14639  F 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  11/15 
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1291


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 
PHYS 1291  001/13628  
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1291  002/13629  M 7:30pm  10:30pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1291  003/13631  T 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Rebecca Grossman  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1291  004/13632  T 4:10pm  7:10pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1291  005/13634  W 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Rebecca Grossman, Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1291  006/13635  W 7:30pm  10:30pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1291  007/13636  Th 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1291  008/13637  Th 4:10pm  7:10pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS UN1292 GENERAL PHYSICS II LABORATORY. 1.00 point.
Corequisites: PHYS UN1201,PHYS UN1202
Corequisites: PHYS UN1201,PHYS UN1202 This course is the laboratory for the corequisite lecture course (PHYS UN1201  PHYS UN1202) and can be taken only during the same term as the corresponding lecture
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1292


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1292  001/13650  M 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Rebecca Grossman, Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  002/13652  M 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  003/13653  M 4:10pm  7:10pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  004/13655  M 4:10pm  7:10pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  005/13656  M 7:30pm  10:30pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  007/13657  T 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  008/13658  T 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  009/13659  T 4:10pm  7:10pm Room TBA 
Rebecca Grossman, Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  010/13660  T 4:10pm  7:10pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  011/13661  T 7:30pm  10:30pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  013/13663  W 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  014/13664  W 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  015/13666  W 4:10pm  7:10pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  016/13668  W 4:10pm  7:10pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  017/13669  W 7:30pm  10:30pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  018/13670  Th 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  019/13672  Th 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  020/13673  Th 4:10pm  7:10pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  022/13674  Th 7:30pm  10:30pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS 1292  025/13675  F 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri  1.00  0/15 
PHYS UN1401 INTRO TO MECHANICS ＆ THERMO. 3.00 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Corequisites: MATH UN1101
Corequisites: MATH UN1101 Fundamental laws of mechanics, kinematics and dynamics, work and energy, rotational dynamics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, temperature and heat, gas laws, the first and second laws of thermodynamics. Corequisite: MATH UN1101 or the equivalent
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1401


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1401  001/14640  M W 10:10am  11:25am 301 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  3.00  141/140 
PHYS 1401  002/14641  M W 2:40pm  3:55pm 301 Pupin Laboratories 
James Hill  3.00  116/130 
PHYS 1401  003/14642  T Th 10:10am  11:25am 301 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  3.00  151/140 
PHYS UN1402 INTRO ELEC/MAGNETSM ＆ OPTCS. 3.00 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: PHYS UN1401
Corequisites: MATH UN1102
Prerequisites: PHYS W1401. Corequisites: MATH V1102 or the equivalent. Electric fields, direct currents, magnetic fields, alternating currents, electromagnetic waves, polarization, geometrical optics, interference, and diffraction
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1402


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1402  001/13444  M W 10:10am  11:25am Room TBA 
Georgia Karagiorgi  3.00  0/130 
PHYS 1402  002/13445  M W 1:10pm  2:25pm Room TBA 
Eric Raymer  3.00  0/130 
PHYS 1402  003/13446  T Th 10:10am  11:25am Room TBA 
Hector Ochoa  3.00  0/130 
PHYS UN1403 INTROCLASSCL ＆ QUANTUM WAVES. 3.00 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: PHYS UN1402 PHYS W1402.
Corequisites: MATH V1201 or the equivalent.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN1402 PHYS W1402. Corequisites: MATH V1201 or the equivalent. Classical waves and the wave equation, Fourier series and integrals, normal modes, waveparticle duality, the uncertainty principle, basic principles of quantum mechanics, energy levels, reflection and transmission coefficients, applications to atomic physics
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1403


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1403  001/14643  M W 1:10pm  2:25pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Gustaaf Brooijmans  3.00  136/150 
PHYS UN1404 INTRO TO MECH ＆ THERMO  REC. 0.00 points.
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1404


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1404  001/15126  M 4:10pm  5:00pm 222 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  0.00  24/22 
PHYS 1404  002/15127  M 5:10pm  6:00pm 222 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  0.00  24/22 
PHYS 1404  003/15128  M 6:10pm  7:00pm 222 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  0.00  24/22 
PHYS 1404  004/15129  M 7:10pm  8:00pm 222 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  0.00  18/22 
PHYS 1404  005/15130  T 4:10pm  5:00pm C01 80 Claremont 
Eric Raymer  0.00  22/22 
PHYS 1404  006/15131  T 5:10pm  6:00pm 325 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  0.00  23/22 
PHYS 1404  007/15132  T 6:10pm  7:00pm 325 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  0.00  21/22 
PHYS 1404  011/15310  T 7:10pm  8:00pm 325 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  0.00  21/22 
PHYS 1404  012/15311  W 4:10pm  5:00pm 608 Martin Luther King Building 
Eric Raymer  0.00  24/22 
PHYS 1404  013/15312  W 5:10pm  6:00pm 608 Martin Luther King Building 
Eric Raymer  0.00  23/22 
PHYS 1404  014/15313  W 6:10pm  7:00pm 224 Pupin Laboratories 
Eric Raymer  0.00  23/22 
PHYS 1404  016/15315  Th 4:10pm  5:00pm 1102 International Affairs Bldg 
Eric Raymer  0.00  24/22 
PHYS 1404  017/15543  Th 5:10pm  6:00pm 1102 International Affairs Bldg 
Eric Raymer  0.00  22/22 
PHYS 1404  021/15133  T 4:10pm  5:00pm 313 Pupin Laboratories 
James Hill  0.00  22/22 
PHYS 1404  022/15134  T 5:10pm  6:00pm C01 80 Claremont 
James Hill  0.00  16/22 
PHYS 1404  024/15136  W 4:10pm  5:00pm 467 Ext Schermerhorn Hall 
James Hill  0.00  23/22 
PHYS 1404  025/15137  W 5:10pm  6:00pm 467 Ext Schermerhorn Hall 
James Hill  0.00  20/22 
PHYS 1404  026/15138  W 6:10pm  7:00pm 313 Pupin Laboratories 
James Hill  0.00  12/22 
PHYS 1404  027/15139  Th 4:10pm  5:00pm 101 Knox Hall 
James Hill  0.00  22/22 
PHYS UN1405 INTRO ELEC/MAGNETSM/OPTREC. 0.00 points.
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1405


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1405  001/13796  M 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  002/13797  M 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  003/13798  T 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  004/13799  T 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  005/13800  T 7:10pm  8:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  006/13801  W 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  007/13802  W 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  009/13804  M 7:10pm  8:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  011/13806  T 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  012/13807  T 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  013/13808  T 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  014/13809  W 3:10pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  015/13810  W 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  016/13811  W 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  017/13812  W 6:10pm  7:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  018/13813  T 7:10pm  8:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  021/13814  M 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/28  
PHYS 1405  022/13815  M 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  023/13816  T 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  024/13817  T 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  025/13819  W 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  026/13821  W 5:10pm  6:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/27  
PHYS 1405  027/13822  Th 4:10pm  5:00pm Room TBA 
0.00  0/25 
PHYS UN1493 INTRO TO EXPERIMENTAL PHYSLAB. 3.00 points.
PHYS UN1494 INTRO TO EXPERIMENTAL PHYSLAB. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN1401 and PHYS UN1402
Prerequisites: PHYS W1401 and W1402. Laboratory work associated with the two prerequisite lecture courses. Experiments in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, wave motion, atomic physics, and nuclear physics. Note: Students cannot receive credit for both PHYS W1493 and W1494
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1494


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1494  001/14644  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  11/15 
PHYS 1494  001/14644  M 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  11/15 
PHYS 1494  002/14645  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  11/15 
PHYS 1494  002/14645  M 7:30pm  10:30pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  11/15 
PHYS 1494  003/14646  T 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  11/15 
PHYS 1494  003/14646  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  11/15 
PHYS 1494  004/14647  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  10/15 
PHYS 1494  004/14647  T 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  10/15 
PHYS 1494  005/14648  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  13/15 
PHYS 1494  005/14648  T 7:30pm  10:30pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  13/15 
PHYS 1494  006/14649  W 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  11/15 
PHYS 1494  006/14649  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  11/15 
PHYS 1494  007/14650  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  13/15 
PHYS 1494  007/14650  W 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  13/15 
PHYS 1494  008/14651  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  13/15 
PHYS 1494  008/14651  W 7:30pm  10:30pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  13/15 
PHYS 1494  009/14652  Th 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  7/15 
PHYS 1494  009/14652  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  7/15 
PHYS 1494  010/14653  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  14/15 
PHYS 1494  010/14653  Th 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  14/15 
PHYS 1494  012/14655  F 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  12/15 
PHYS 1494  012/14655  M 2:40pm  3:40pm 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  12/15 
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1494


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 
PHYS 1494  001/13678  M 2:40pm  3:40pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  001/13678  M 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  002/13679  T 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  002/13679  M 2:40pm  3:40pm Room TBA 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  003/13680  M 2:40pm  3:40pm Room TBA 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  003/13680  T 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  004/13681  W 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  004/13681  M 2:40pm  3:40pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  005/13682  M 2:40pm  3:40pm Room TBA 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  005/13682  W 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Valerie Hsieh, Giuseppina Cambareri  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  006/13684  Th 1:00pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  006/13684  M 2:40pm  3:40pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  007/13685  M 2:40pm  3:40pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  007/13685  Th 4:10pm  7:10pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  008/13686  F 1:00pm  4:00pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS 1494  008/13686  M 2:40pm  3:40pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Valerie Hsieh  3.00  0/15 
PHYS UN1601 PHYSICS I:MECHANICS/RELATIVITY. 3.50 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: Corequisite: MATH UN1102 Calculus II or equivalent.
Prerequisites: Corequisite: MATH UN1102 Calculus II or equivalent. Fundamental laws of mechanics, kinematics and dynamics, work and energy, rotational dynamics, oscillations, gravitation, fluids, introduction to special relativity and relativistic kinematics. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1601


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1601  001/14656  T Th 10:10am  11:25am 428 Pupin Laboratories 
Jeremy Dodd  3.50  124/150 
PHYS UN1602 PHYSICS II: THERMO, ELEC ＆ MAG. 3.50 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: PHYS UN1601 Corequisite: MATH UN1201 or equivalent.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN1601 Corequisite: MATH UN1201 or equivalent. Temperature and heat, gas laws, the first and second laws of thermodynamics, kinetic theory of gases, electric fields, direct currents, magnetic fields, alternating currents, electromagnetic waves. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1602


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1602  001/13447  T Th 10:10am  11:25am Room TBA 
Kerstin Perez  3.50  0/140 
PHYS UN1603 PHYSICS I:MECHANICS/RELATIVITYREC. 0.00 points.
Fall 2024: PHYS UN1603


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1603  001/15140  T 4:10pm  5:25pm 214 Pupin Laboratories 
Jeremy Dodd  0.00  29/32 
PHYS 1603  002/15141  T 5:40pm  6:55pm 207 Mathematics Building 
Jeremy Dodd  0.00  19/32 
PHYS 1603  003/15142  W 4:10pm  5:25pm 420 Pupin Laboratories 
Jeremy Dodd  0.00  25/32 
PHYS 1603  004/15143  W 5:40pm  6:55pm 633 Seeley W. Mudd Building 
Jeremy Dodd  0.00  25/32 
PHYS 1603  005/15144  Th 4:10pm  5:25pm C01 Knox Hall 
Jeremy Dodd  0.00  26/30 
PHYS UN1604 PHYSICS II:THERMO,ELEC/MAGREC. 0.00 points.
Spring 2025: PHYS UN1604


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 1604  001/13826  T 4:10pm  5:25pm Room TBA 
Kerstin Perez  0.00  0/25 
PHYS 1604  002/13827  T 5:40pm  6:55pm Room TBA 
Kerstin Perez  0.00  0/25 
PHYS 1604  003/13828  W 4:10pm  5:25pm Room TBA 
Kerstin Perez  0.00  0/25 
PHYS 1604  004/13829  W 5:40pm  6:55pm Room TBA 
Kerstin Perez  0.00  0/25 
PHYS 1604  005/13830  Th 4:10pm  5:25pm Room TBA 
Kerstin Perez  0.00  0/25 
PHYS 1604  006/13831  
0.00  0/25 
PHYS UN2001 SPECIAL RELATIVITY. 3.00 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: a working knowledge of high school algebra, trigonometry, and physics. Some familiarity with calculus is useful but not essential.
This course is a comprehensive, onesemester introduction to the essential ideas and mathematical structures underlying Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. Among the topics covered will be: the relativity of simultaneity, time dilation, Lorentz contraction, velocity combination laws, time dilation over large distances, the Lorentz transformation, spacetime diagrams, the basic (seeming) paradoxes of special relativity, relativistic equations of motion and E = mc2.
PHYS UN2601 PHYSICS III:CLASS/QUANTUM WAVE. 3.50 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN1402 or PHYS UN1602 Corequisite: MATH UN1202 or equivalent.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN1402 or PHYS UN1602 Corequisite: MATH UN1202 or equivalent. Classical waves and the wave equation, geometrical optics, interference and diffraction, Fourier series and integrals, normal modes, waveparticle duality, the uncertainty principle, basic principles of quantum mechanics, energy levels, reflection and transmission coefficients, the harmonic oscillator. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields
Fall 2024: PHYS UN2601


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 2601  001/14657  T Th 2:40pm  3:55pm 329 Pupin Laboratories 
James McIver  3.50  94/120 
PHYS UN2603 Physics III: Class/Quantum Wave  Rec. 0.00 points.
Fall 2024: PHYS UN2603


Course Number  Section/Call Number  Times/Location  Instructor  Points  Enrollment 

PHYS 2603  001/15305  M 5:10pm  6:00pm 103 Knox Hall 
James McIver  0.00  20/25 
PHYS 2603  002/15306  T 5:10pm  6:00pm 313 Pupin Laboratories 
James McIver  0.00  23/25 
PHYS 2603  003/15307  T 6:10pm  7:00pm 313 Pupin Laboratories 
James McIver  0.00  12/25 
PHYS 2603  004/15308  W 5:10pm  6:00pm 222 Pupin Laboratories 
James McIver  0.00  24/25 
PHYS 2603  005/15309  W 6:10pm  7:00pm 222 Pupin Laboratories 
James McIver  0.00  15/25 
PHYS UN2699 Experiments in Classical and Modern Physics. 3 points.
CC/GS: Partial Fulfillment of Science Requirement
Prerequisites: (PHYS UN1601 or PHYS UN1401) and (PHYS UN1602 or PHYS UN1402) and PHYS UN2601 PHYS W1601 (or W1401), W1602 (or W1402), and W2601.
Laboratory work associated with the three prerequisite lecture courses. Experiments in mechanics, thermodynamics, electricity, magnetism, optics, wave motion, atomic physics, and nuclear physics.
PHYS UN2801 ACCELERATED PHYSICS I. 4.50 points.
Prerequisites: Advanced Placement in physics and mathematics, or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission. (A special placement meeting is held during Orientation.)
Prerequisites: Advanced Placement in physics and mathematics, or the equivalent, and the instructor's permission. (A special placement meeting is held during Orientation.) This accelerated twosemester sequence covers the subject matter of PHYS UN1601, PHYS UN1602 and PHYS UN2601, and is intended for those students who have an exceptionally strong background in both physics and mathematics. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields. There is no accompanying laboratory; however, students are encouraged to take the intermediate laboratory, PHYS UN3081, in the following year
Fall 2024: PHYS UN2801


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PHYS 2801  001/14658  T Th 10:10am  12:00pm 329 Pupin Laboratories 
Yury Levin  4.50  33/100 
PHYS UN2802 ACCELERATED PHYSICS II. 4.50 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN2801
Prerequisites: PHYS UN2801 This accelerated twosemester sequence covers the subject matter of PHYS UN1601, PHYS UN1602 and PHYS UN2601, and is intended for those students who have an exceptionally strong background in both physics and mathematics. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields. There is no accompanying laboratory; however, students are encouraged to take the intermediate laboratory, PHYS UN3081, in the following year
Spring 2025: PHYS UN2802


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PHYS 2802  001/13448  T Th 10:10am  12:00pm Room TBA 
Yury Levin  4.50  0/50 
PHYS UN2803 ACCELERATED PHYSICS IREC. 0.00 points.
PHYS UN2804 ACCELERATED PHYSICS IIREC. 0.00 points.
Required discussion section for PHYS UN2802 Accelerated Physics II
PHYS UN3002 From Quarks To the Cosmos: Applications of Modern Physics. 3.5 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN2601 or PHYS UN2802
This course reinforces basic ideas of modern physics through applications to nuclear physics, high energy physics, astrophysics and cosmology. The ongoing Columbia research programs in these fields are used as practical examples. The course is preparatory for advanced work in physics and related fields.
PHYS UN3003 MECHANICS. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: general physics, and differential and integral calculus.
Prerequisites: general physics, and differential and integral calculus. Newtonian mechanics, oscillations and resonance, conservative forces and potential energy, central forces, noninertial frames of reference, rigid body motion, an introduction to Lagranges formulation of mechanics, coupled oscillators, and normal modes
Spring 2025: PHYS UN3003


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PHYS 3003  001/13449  T Th 1:10pm  2:25pm Room TBA 
Cory Dean  3.00  0/75 
PHYS UN3007 ELECTRICITYMAGNETISM. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: general physics, and differential and integral calculus.
Prerequisites: general physics, and differential and integral calculus. Electrostatics and magnetostatics, Laplace's equation and boundaryvalue problems, multipole expansions, dielectric and magnetic materials, Faraday's law, AC circuits, Maxwell's equations, Lorentz covariance, and special relativity
Fall 2024: PHYS UN3007


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PHYS 3007  001/14659  M W 10:10am  11:25am 329 Pupin Laboratories 
William Zajc  3.00  69/100 
PHYS UN3008 ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES ＆ OPTICS. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3008
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3008 Maxwells equations and electromagnetic potentials, the wave equation, propagation of plane waves, reflection and refraction, geometrical optics, transmission lines, wave guides, resonant cavities, radiation, interference of waves, and diffraction
Spring 2025: PHYS UN3008


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PHYS 3008  001/13450  M W 10:10am  11:25am Room TBA 
William Zajc  3.00  0/75 
PHYS UN3072 SEM IN CURRENT RES. PROBLEMS. 2.00 points.
A detailed study of a selected field of active research in physics. The motivation, techniques, and results obtained to the present, as well as the difficulties and unsolved problems. For Physics majors only. Priority given to seniors; juniors by permission of the instructor
Fall 2024: PHYS UN3072


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PHYS 3072  001/14660  M 5:00pm  6:30pm 414 Pupin Laboratories 
Kerstin Perez  2.00  27/26 
PHYS UN3081 INTERMEDIATE LABORATORY WORK. 2.00 points.
May be repeated for credit by performing different experiments. The laboratory has available fifteen individual experiments, of which two are required per 2 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN2601 or PHYS UN2802 Primarily for junior and senior physics majors; other majors must obtain the instructor's permission.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN2601 or PHYS UN2802 Primarily for junior and senior physics majors; other majors must obtain the instructors permission. Each experiment is chosen by the student in consultation with the instructor. Each section meets one afternoon per week, with registration in each section limited by the laboratory capacity. Experiments (classical and modern) cover topics in electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics
Fall 2024: PHYS UN3081


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PHYS 3081  001/14661  W 1:10pm  5:00pm 6th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Elena Aprile  2.00  10/14 
PHYS 3081  002/14662  Th 1:10pm  5:00pm 6th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Elena Aprile  2.00  14/14 
PHYS 3081  003/14663  F 1:10pm  5:00pm 6th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Morgan May  2.00  14/15 
Spring 2025: PHYS UN3081


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PHYS 3081  003/13451  F 1:10pm  5:00pm 6th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
Morgan May  2.00  0/16 
PHYS UN3083 ELECTRONICS LABORATORY. 3.00 points.
Enrollment limited to the capacity of the laboratory.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3003 or PHYS UN3007 May be taken before or concurrently with this course.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3003 or PHYS UN3007 May be taken before or concurrently with this course. A sequence of experiments in solidstate electronics, with introductory lectures
Spring 2025: PHYS UN3083


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PHYS 3083  001/13452  M W 1:10pm  4:00pm 5th Flr Pupin Laboratories 
John Parsons  3.00  0/14 
PHYS UN3084 Quantum Simulation and Computing Lab. 3.00 points.
The “Quantum Simulation and Computing Lab” will give students handson experience in quantum optics, quantum simulation and quantum computing. The course combines lectures, tutorials, and two lab sections. In one lab section, students will do experiments with entangled photons. In the second lab section, students will program quantum computers and run algorithms on them using the IBM Qiskit platform. The course starts with a recap of linear algebra and quantum mechanics, followed by an introduction to quantum optics and quantum information. Twolevel systems, Bloch sphere, quantum gates, and elementary quantum algorithms will be discussed. Quantum teleportation and quantum key distribution will be introduced as applications of entanglement. The lecture content will be directly applied in experiments with entangled photons. In the following, stateoftheart quantum algorithms will be discussed, related to cuttingedge research results in quantum computing. This includes quantum Fourier transform, quantum simulation of the Schroedinger equation, and the variational quantum eigensolver (VQE) algorithm. During the course students will do one experimental project with entangled photons and one quantum programming project. Students will be guided to implement a quantum algorithm of their choice and run it on a quantum computer (IBM, IonQ, QuEra)
Spring 2025: PHYS UN3084


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PHYS 3084  001/13459  W F 1:10pm  2:25pm Room TBA 
Sebastian Will  3.00  0/24 
PHYS UN3500 SUPERVISED READINGS IN PHYSICS. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: the written permission of the faculty member who agrees to act as supervisor, and the director of undergraduate studies permission. Readings in a selected field of physics under the supervision of a faculty member. Written reports and periodic conferences with the instructor
Fall 2024: PHYS UN3500


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PHYS 3500  001/14664  
Jeremy Dodd  3.00  1/5 
Spring 2025: PHYS UN3500


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PHYS 3500  001/13453  
Jeremy Dodd  3.00  0/10 
PHYS UN3900 SUPERVISED INDIVIDUAL RESEARCH. 3.005.00 points.
Prerequisites: Permission of the departmental representative required. For specially selected students, the opportunity to do a research problem in contemporary physics under the supervision of a faculty member. Each year several juniors are chosen in the spring to carry out such a project beginning in the autumn term. A detailed report on the research is presented by the student when the project is complete
Fall 2024: PHYS UN3900


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PHYS 3900  001/14665  
Jeremy Dodd  3.005.00  7/20 
Spring 2025: PHYS UN3900


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PHYS 3900  001/13454  
Jeremy Dodd  3.005.00  0/20 
PHYS GU4003 ADVANCED MECHANICS. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: differential and integral calculus, differential equations, and PHYS UN3003 or the equivalent.
Prerequisites: differential and integral calculus, differential equations, and PHYS UN3003 or the equivalent. Lagranges formulation of mechanics, calculus of variations and the Action Principle, Hamiltons formulation of mechanics, rigid body motion, Euler angles, continuum mechanics, introduction to chaotic dynamics
Spring 2025: PHYS GU4003


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PHYS 4003  001/13455  T Th 1:10pm  2:25pm Room TBA 
Brian Cole  3.00  0/50 
PHYS GU4011 PARTICLE ASTROPHYS ＆ COSMOLOGY. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: (PHYS UN1403 or PHYS UN2601 or PHYS UN2802) and (MATH UN1202 or MATH UN1208) students are recommended but not required to have taken PHYS UN3003 and PHYS UN3007.
Prerequisites: (PHYS UN1403 or PHYS UN2601 or PHYS UN2802) and (MATH UN1202 or MATH UN1208) students are recommended but not required to have taken PHYS UN3003 and PHYS UN3007. An introduction to the basics of particle astrophysics and cosmology. Particle physics  introduction to the Standard Model and supersymmetry/higher dimension theories; Cosmology – FriedmannRobertsonWalker line element and equation for expansion of universe; time evolution of energy/matter density from the Big Bang; inflationary cosmology; microwave background theory and observation; structure formation; dark energy; observational tests of geometry of universe and expansion; observational evidence for dark matter; motivation for existence of dark matter from particle physics; experimental searches of dark matter; evaporating and primordial black holes; ultrahigh energy phenomena (gammarays and cosmicrays)
PHYS GU4012 STRING THEORY. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3003 and PHYS UN3008 and PHYS GU4021 . PHYS GU4023 would be helpful but is not required. Students should have some familiarity with tools for graphical presentation and numeric problem solving such as Mathematica and/or MatLab.
This course is intended as an introduction to string theory for undergraduates. No advanced graduatelevel preparation is assumed, and the material will be covered at (no higher than) the advanced undergraduate level. Advanced topics such as supersymmetry, Tduality, and covariant quantization will not be covered. The focus will be on the dynamics of classical and quantum mechanical strings, with an emphasis on integrating undergraduate material in classical mechanics, relativity, electrodynamics and quantum mechanics.
PHYS GU4018 SOLID STATE PHYSICS. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS GU4021 and PHYS GU4023 or the equivalent.
Prerequisites: PHYS GU4021 and PHYS GU4023 or the equivalent. Introduction to solidstate physics: crystal structures, properties of periodic lattices, electrons in metals, band structure, transport properties, semiconductors, magnetism, and superconductivity
Spring 2025: PHYS GU4018


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PHYS 4018  001/13456  T Th 2:40pm  3:55pm Room TBA 
James McIver  3.00  0/30 
PHYS GU4019 MATHEMATICL METHODS OF PHYSICS. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3003 and PHYS UN3007 and differential and integral calculus; linear algebra; or the instructor's permission.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3003 and PHYS UN3007 and differential and integral calculus; linear algebra; or the instructor's permission. This course will present a wide variety of mathematical ideas and techniques used in the study of physical systems. Topics will include: ordinary and partial differential equations; generalized functions; integral transforms; Green’s functions; nonlinear equations, chaos, and solitons; Hilbert space and linear operators; Feynman path integrals; Riemannian manifolds; tensor analysis; probability and statistics. There will also be a discussion of applications to classical mechanics, fluid dynamics, electromagnetism, plasma physics, quantum mechanics, and general relativity
Fall 2024: PHYS GU4019


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PHYS 4019  001/14666  T Th 10:10am  11:25am 414 Pupin Laboratories 
Alberto Nicolis  3.00  24/40 
PHYS GU4021 QUANTUM MECHANICS I. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3003 and PHYS UN3007
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3003 and PHYS UN3007 Formulation of quantum mechanics in terms of state vectors and linear operators. Three dimensional spherically symmetric potentials. The theory of angular momentum and spin. Identical particles and the exclusion principle. Methods of approximation. Multielectron atoms
Fall 2024: PHYS GU4021


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PHYS 4021  001/14667  M W 11:40am  12:55pm 329 Pupin Laboratories 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Alfred Mueller  3.00  57/100 
PHYS GU4022 QUANTUM MECHANICS II. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS GU4021. Formulation of quantum mechanics in terms of state vectors and linear operators, threedimensional spherically symmetric potentials, the theory of angular momentum and spin, timeindependent and timedependent perturbation theory, scattering theory, and identical particles. Selected phenomena from atomic physics, nuclear physics, and elementary particle physics are described and then interpreted using quantum mechanical models
Spring 2025: PHYS GU4022


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PHYS 4022  001/13457  M W 11:40am  12:55pm Room TBA 
Giuseppina Cambareri, Alfred Mueller  3.00  0/70 
PHYS GU4023 THERMAL ＆ STATISTICAL PHYSICS. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS GU4021 or the equivalent.
Prerequisites: PHYS GU4021 or the equivalent. Thermodynamics, kinetic theory, and methods of statistical mechanics; energy and entropy; Boltzmann, Fermi, and Bose distributions; ideal and real gases; blackbody radiation; chemical equilibrium; phase transitions; ferromagnetism
Fall 2024: PHYS GU4023


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PHYS 4023  001/14668  M W 2:40pm  3:55pm 420 Pupin Laboratories 
Tanya Zelevinsky  3.00  47/50 
PHYS GU4024 Applied Quantum Mechanics. 3 points.
Prerequisites: (PHYS GU4021 and PHYS GU4022)
In this course, we will learn how the concepts of quantum mechanics are applied to real physical systems, and how they enable novel applications in quantum optics and quantum information. We will start with microscopic, elementary quantum systems – electrons, atoms, and ions  and understand how light interacts with atoms. Equipped with these foundations, we will discuss fundamental quantum applications, such as atomic clocks, laser cooling and ultracold quantum gases  a synthetic form of matter, cooled down to just a sliver above absolute zero temperature. This leads us to manybody quantum systems. We will introduce the quantum physics of insulating and metallic behavior, superfluidity and quantum magnetism – and demonstrate how the corresponding concepts apply both to real condensed matter systems and ultracold quantum gases. The course will conclude with a discussion of the basics of quantum information science  bringing us to the forefront of today’s quantum applications.
PHYS GU4040 INTRO TO GENERAL RELATIVITY. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3003 and PHYS UN3007 or the equivalent.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN3003 and PHYS UN3007 or the equivalent. Tensor algebra, tensor analysis, introduction to Riemann geometry. Motion of particles, fluid, and fields in curved spacetime. Einstein equation. Schwarzschild solution; testparticle orbits and light bending. Introduction to black holes, gravitational waves, and cosmological models
Spring 2025: PHYS GU4040


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PHYS 4040  001/13458  T Th 4:10pm  5:25pm Room TBA 
James Hill  3.00  0/40 
PHYS GU4050 Introduction to Particle Physics. 3.00 points.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN2601 or PHYS UN2802 or the equivalent.
Prerequisites: PHYS UN2601 or PHYS UN2802 or the equivalent. This course covers the Standard Model of Particle Physics, including it conception, successes, and limitations, with the goal of introducing upperlevel physics majors to the foundations and current status of particle physics as a field of research. Specific topics to be covered include: historical introduction and review of the Standard Model; particle interactions and particle dynamics; relativistic kinematics; Feynman calculus, quantum electrodynamics, quantum chromodynamics, and weak interactions; electroweak unification and the Higgs mechanism; neutrino oscillations; and beyondstandard model physics and evidence. Along the way, students will research special topics and familiarize themselves with particle physics research
Spring 2025: PHYS GU4050


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PHYS 4050  001/13978  M W 1:10pm  2:25pm Room TBA 
Brian Cole  3.00  0/20 
PHYS GU4051 ADVANCED LABORATORY WORK. 2.00 points.
Prerequisites: the instructors permission. The laboratory has 13 available individual experiments, of which two are required per 2 points. Each experiment requires two (fourhour) laboratory sessions. Registration is limited by the laboratory capacity. May be repeated for credit with different experiment selection. Experiments (classical and modern) cover topics in electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic physics, and nuclear physics
PHYS GU4998 SUPERVISED READINGS. 3.00 points.
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