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For short descriptions of the courses offered by the Department, refer to the Graduate Bulletin. for course instructors and times: follow link from the Registrar's class listings, or search on SOLAR (note: Select the correct semester. We are on "West Campus"). The list below links to some of the WEB pages maintained by the professors teaching the courses, or to a course syllabus.

If you would like to know the course content in advance, please consult the webpages of earlier years or send an email to the instructor. The learning goals of all graduate courses can be found here. Please see the bottom of this webpage for University wide rules that apply to all courses.

Course (Credits) Offered Fall 2022 Spring 2022 Fall 2021 Spring 2021 Fall 2020 Spring 2020 Fall 2019 Spring 2019 Fall 2018 Spring 2018 Fall 2017 Spring 2017 Fall 2016 Spring 2016 Fall 2015 Spring 2015
PHY 501, Classical Mechanics (3) MWF 9:15AM-10:10AM Goldbart   Teaney   Teaney    Teaney   Teaney   Averin    Averin    Averin  
PHY 503, Mathematical Physics (3) MoWeFr 10:30AM-11:25AM Verbaarschot   Verbaarschot   Verbaarschot   Zahed    Zahed    Teaney          
 PHY 504, Computational Methods (3)     Zingale   Calder    Calder    Calder    Calder    Calder        
PHY 505, Classical Electrodynamics (3)     Verbaarschot   Verbaarschot   Zahed     Zahed    Teaney    Teaney    Teaney    Teaney
PHY 505, Classical Electrodynamics, Recitation     Verbaarschot   Goldman   Goldman    Goldman    Teaney    Teaney    Teaney    Teaney
PHY 511, Quantum Mechanics I (3) TuTh 11:30AM-12:50PM

Zahed

585.23 Supplemental QM (Fri 3:00-4:50PM) Goldman

 

Averin

 

 

Averin

585. 23 Supplemental QM-Goldman

 

 Averin

585.23 Supplemental QM-Goldman (optional)

   Averin   Zahed     Zahed    Zahed  
PHY 512, Quantum Mechanics II (3)     Averin   Averin     Averin    Averin    Zahed    Zahed    Zahed   Zahed 
PHY 514, Research Instruments (3) TuTh 9:45AM-11:05AM Weinacht   Weinacht   Metcalf   Metcalf    Metcalf    Metcalf    Metcalf    Metcalf  
PHY 515, Methods of Experimental Research (3)

 MoWe 2:40PM-5:30PM

TuTh 1:15PM-4:05PM

Drees,Du,Figueroa,Liu Du, Figueroa, McGrew, Gurvitch Du, Figueroa, McGrew, Li Du,McGrew,Schneble, Liu Liu, Du, McGrew, Weinacht  Liu, Jones, McGrew McGrew, Figueroa, Liu, Koch   Liu Liu   Figueroa  Figueroa  Figueroa  Figueroa, Gurvitch, Lefferts  Schneble, Du, Lefferts  Du, Allison, Lefferts Allison, Aronson, Lefferts 
PHY 517, Astronomical Techniques (3) MW 2:40PM-5:30PM  von der Linden von der Linden von der Linden  von der Linden Walter    von der Linden    von der Linden    von der Linden    von der Linden    Lanzetta  
PHY 518, Applications of Synchroton Radiation(1-3)                          Stephens        
PHY 521, Stars (3)       Zingale       Calder        Calder     Zingale     
PHY 522, Interstellar medium (3)         Armitage        Armitage          Perna      
PHY 523, Galaxies (3) TuTh 3:00PM-4:20PM
Lanzetta
      Lanzetta        Koda    Koda       Lanzetta   
PHY 524, Cosmology (3)

 

  Sehgal         Sehgal         Sehgal         Sehgal    
PHY 540, Statistical Mechanics (3) TuTh 8:00AM-9:20AM

Allison

  Syritsin   Syritsin   Syritsyn   Syritsyn     Syritsyn    Korepin   Averin   
PHY 541, Advanced Statistical Mechanics (1-3)     Shrock   Shrock    Verbaarschot        Shrock      McCoy    McCoy  
PHY 542,  Accelerator Physics Lab  (1-2)

 

  Fedurin, Kayran Fedurin, Kayran  Fedurin, Kayran    Fedurin, Kayran    Fedurin, Kayran    Fedurin, Kayran    Fedurin, Kayran      Fedurin, Kayran, Stratakis  
PHY 543, RF Superconductivity(3)     Belomestnykh   Belomestnykh                        
PHY 546, Python (1)     Zingale    Fernandez-Serra    Fernandez-Serra    Fernandez-Serra     Zingale   Zingale     Zingale    
PHY 551, Nuclear Physics I (3)     Kharzeev    Kharzeev     Kharzeev    Kharzeev    Kharzeev    Kharzeev    Kharzeev    Kiryluk
PHY 552, Nuclear Physics II (1-3)       Shuryak            Shuryak      Shuryak        Shuryak
PHY 555, Solid State I (3) MWF 9:15AM-10:10AM Dreyer   Cano   Fernandez-Serra   Fernandez Serra    Fernandez-Serra   Mihaly     Mihaly    Fidkowski  
PHY 556, Solid State Physics II (1-3)         Cano     Cano    Cano    Averin    Fidkowski    Fidkowski     Fidkowski 
PHY 557, Elementary Particle Physics (3)     Piacquadio   Wilking,Piacquadio         Wilking   Piacquadio    Gonzalez-Garcia,Piacquadio     Gonzalez-Garcia   Gonzalez-Garcia 
PHY 558, Physical Biology (3) MWF 10:30AM-11:25AM Balaszi   Balaszi    Balaszi    Balaszi    Balazsi   Balazsi     Balazsi    Balazsi, Wang  
PHY 559, Biological Dynamics and Networks (3)     MacCarthy    MacCarthy     MacCarthy    MacCarthy     MacCarthy     MacCarthy      MacCarthy   
PHY 561, Biology for Physical Scientist (1)     Futcher, Green   TBA     TBA    TBA   Futcher    Green, Futcher     TBA    Green,Futcher
PHY 562, Lasers and Modern Optics (1-3) TuTh 11:30AM-11:25AM Metcalf   Metcalf    Metcalf   Metcalf    Metcalf    Metcalf    Metcalf    Metcalf  
PHY 564, Advanced Accelerator Physics (1-3) MW 6:05PM-7:25PM Litvinenko       Litvinenko           Litvinenko         Litvinenko, Jing and Wang  
PHY 565, Quantum Electronics I (3)              Metcalf     Metcalf        Schneble        Schneble
PHY 566, Quantum Electronics II (1-3) TuTh 6:30PM-7:50PM Perez Rios   Schneble    Schneble   Weinacht    Schneble Schneble      Weinacht     Schneble  
PHY 567,  Theoretical Chemical Physics (3)     Levine   Allison, Levine                        
PHY 568,Quantum Information Science MW 1:00-2:20PM Wei                              
PHY 582, Optics Rotation (2) Offered     Weinacht  Jones  Jones      Weinacht Schneble   Metcalf, Figueroa  Metcalf, Figueroa Schneble   Weinacht  Metcalf  AMO Faculty   AMO Faculty
PHY 584, Lab Rotations in Physical Biology (3)  Offered Dill Dill Dill  Dill Dill      Dill   TBA  Dill  TBA  TBA TBA  Dill  Dill  
PHY 598, Graduate Seminar I
(Atomic and Solid State) (1)
M 4:25PM-5:45PM Fernandez-Serra,Perez Rios, Vafaei-Najafabadi Mihaly, Perez Rios, Vafei-Najafabadi Dreyer, Weinacht, Du Fernandez-serra,Li,Schneble Abanov,Stephens, Schneble   Stephens, Dreyer, Weinacht  Schneble,Fernandez-Serra,Litvinenko Vafaei-Najafabadi, Fernandez-Serra, Weinacht  Dawber, Figueroa, Litvinenko   Figueroa,Fernandez-Serra, TBA  Fernandez-Serra, Weinacht Litvinenko  Dawber, Figueroa,Vafaei-Najafabadi Stephens, Litvinenko   Schneble, Litvinenko, Fidkowski Schneble, fernandez-Serra,Liu   Allison, Litvinenko, Fidkowski
PHY 599, Graduate Seminar II 
(Nuclear, Particle, Astronomy) (1)
Th 4:45PM-6:05PM Lanzetta,Teaney, Qian Lattimer,Worcester, Bernauer Farr, Piacquadio, Kiryluk Bernauer,Walter,Teaney Piacquadio,Syritsin,Lanzetta Teaney, Sehgal, Worcester  von der Linden,McGrew,Syritsyn Teaney, McGrew, Lanzetta  Walter, Worcester, Teaney  Lattimer, Kharzeev, Tsybychev Perna, Teaney, Tsybychev   Despande, Walter, Teaney Calder, Piacquado, Despande   Drees, Lattimer, Wilking Drees, Lanzetta, Mcgrew   Kiryluk
PHY 604, Computational Methods II (3)       Dreyer        Farr       Zingale           
PHY 610,611, Quantum Field Theory I, II (3) MW 2:40PM-4:00PM Meade  Zamolodchikov Meade  Zamolodchikov Meade   Zamolodchikov,Negro  Rastelli  Zamolodchikov  Rastelli  Meade  Rastelli  Rastelli  Meade  Rastelli Meade   Rastelli
PHY 612, Theoretical Particle Physics (1-3) TuTh 9:45AM-11:05AM Essig   Essig    Essig   Essig        Essig    Essig   Essig  Shrock 
PHY 613, Advanced Particle Theory (1-3)     Essig,Sterman,Shrock,Meade   Essig,Sterman,Shrock,Meade   Meade, Sterman, Essig        Shrock, Essig, Meade, Sterman   Shrock, Essig, Meade     Shrock, Essig, Meade, Sterman    
PHY 620, Modern General Relativity (3)          Komargodski    Komargodski   Loverde     van Nieuwenhuizen 
Course Website
  Loverde     Loverde   Meade 
PHY 621, Adv. Quantum Field Theory (1-3)                 van Nieuwenhuizen,             van Nieuwenhuizen, website    van Nieuwenhuizen and Sterman,Course Website
PHY 622, 623, String Theory I,II (1-3)  MoWeFr 9:15AM-10:10AM van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Shao van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček  van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel   van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel  van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel    van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel,  van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel,Lecture Notes  van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel,Lecture Notes  van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel,Lecture Notes van Nieuwenhuizen, Herzog, Roček, Siegel,Lecture Notes   Herzog, Roček, Siegel, Herzog, van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel,  Herzog, van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel,Notes  Herzog, van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel,Notes   Herzog, van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Siegel
PHY 655, Advanced Graduate Seminar (1) Fr 1:00PM-3:50PM    Rocek TBA  Rocek,Rastelli  Rocek  Rocek  Rocek Rocek   Rocek TBA   TBA  Rastelli, Roček  Rastelli, Roček  Rastelli, Roček Rastelli, Roček   Rastelli, Roček
PHY 680, Topics in Theoretical Physics (1-3)

TuTh 11:30PM-12:50M

MWF 10:30AM-11:25AM

 

Non-Pertubartive Advanced QFT, Rastelli

Perturbative Advanced QFT, Van Nieuwenhuizen

 

Quantum Computing, Korepin

Advanced Quantum Field Theory, Rastelli 

Group Theory, van Nieuwenhuizen

 Quantum Computing, Korepin Advanced Quantum Field Theory, Rastelli 

Quantum ComputingKorepin, 

 

 Group Theory, van Nieuwenhuizen, Webpage

 Introduction to Modern Theoretical Physics, van Nieuwenhuizen Quantum Computing
Korepin,
 
 Group Theory, van Nieuwenhuizen Web page    Geometry and Field Theory of Gravity, van Nieuwenhuizen, Course Website Quantum Computing, Korepin   Group Theory, van Nieuwenhuizen, Webpage, Notes   Supersymmetry and Supergravity, van Nieuwenhuizen, Notes   Quantum Computing, Korepin
PHY 682, Topics in Condensed Matter (1-3)  

 

 

Quantum Information Science, Wei

Coursepage

 

Quantum Information Science, Wei

                     
PHY 683, Special Topics in Astronomy (1-3)                                  Zingale
PHY 684, Topics in 
Many Body / Nuclear Physics (1-3)
          Nonperturbative QCD, Shuryak   Verbaarschot           Shuryak, Nonperturbative Phenomena in QCD        
PHY 687, Topics in Biological Physics(1-3)                                  
PHY 688, Topics in Astrophysics: (1-3) TuTh 1:15PM-2:35PM Dark Universe, Sehgal   Numerical Methods for Astrophysics, Farr  Astrophysical Fluids and Plasma, Zingale Dark Universe, Sehgal      von der Linden  Farr: Gravitational Waves Zingale   Walter  von der Linden  Dark Universe, Sehgal Zingale     Dark Universe, Sehgal
PHY 689, Topics in Accelerator Physics (1-3)   Litvinenko    Litvinenko  Litvinenko     Meot    Meot    Meot            
PHY 690, Topics in Atomic and Optical Physics: (1-3)                            Figueroa      
PHY 691, Computational Accelerator Physics     Litvinenko   Litvinenko                        
PHY 693,High Power RF Engineering MW 4:25PM-5:45PM Parekh                              
PHY 694, Plasma and Wakefield Accelerators,     Vafaei-Najafabadi                            
PHY 695, Cryogenic Systems       Litvinenko                          
PHY 664, Astronomy Journal Club (0-1)  F 10:30AM-11:50 AM          Sehgal   von der Linden TBA   Sehgal Sehgal   Sehgal  TBA Sehgal   Sehgal Sehgal   Sehgal
PHY 665 / AMS 532, Journal Club in Physical Biology (1) W 11:45AM-12:40PM     Rizzo         Rizzo  Rizzo  Rizzo Rizzo   Rizzo  Rizzo  Rizzo    Rizzo  Rizzo
PHY 668, Astronomy Seminar (0-1) M 11:30AM          Sehgal    von der Linden                  
PHY 670, Theoretical Physics Seminar (0-1)

Th

3PM

            Wei  Wei  Wei Wei   Wei Wei  Wei      
PHY 672, Elementary Particles Seminar (0-1)

 M

12pm 

         Tsybychev   Jung                  
PHY 673, Seminar in Cosmology (0-1) M 11:30AM          Sehgal   von der Linden                  
PHY 674, S1, Nuclear Physics Seminar (0-1)

 Th

4PM

         Verbaarschot     Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot
PHY 674, S2, Nuclear Theory Seminar (0-1)

 Th

4PM

         Verbaarschot     Verbaarschot   Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot  Verbaarschot Verbaarschot 
PHY 676, Solid State Physics Seminar (0-1)

F 1:30PM

              Fernandez Serra  Fernandez Serra   Fernandez Serra   Fernandez Serra   Fernandez Serra   Fernandez Serra  Fernandez Serra    Fernandez Serra   Fernandez Serra  Fernandez Serra 
PHY 678, AMO Seminar (0-1)

 M

4:00PM

             AMO Faculty  TBA  Bergeman  Bergeman  Bergeman Bergeman   Bergeman Bergeman   Bergeman  Bergeman
PHY 698, Colloquium (0-1)

Tu

4:15PM

 

             Fernandez Serra TBA   Rastelli  Rastelli Rastelli  Rastelli   Rastelli  Rastelli Rastelli  Aronson