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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 Spring 2023 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)     Goldbart   Teaney   Teaney    Teaney   Teaney   Averin    Averin    Averin  
PHY 503, Mathematical Physics (3)     Verbaarschot   Verbaarschot   Verbaarschot   Zahed    Zahed    Teaney          
 PHY 504, Computational Methods (3) MWF 9:15AM-10:10AM  Miranda   Zingale   Calder    Calder    Calder    Calder    Calder        
PHY 505, Classical Electrodynamics (3) MWF 8:00AM-8:55AM Goldbart   Verbaarschot   Verbaarschot   Zahed     Zahed    Teaney    Teaney    Teaney    Teaney
PHY 505, Classical Electrodynamics, Recitation M 9:15AM-10:10AM Goldbart   Verbaarschot   Goldman   Goldman    Goldman    Teaney    Teaney    Teaney    Teaney
PHY 511, Quantum Mechanics I (3)  



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






585. 23 Supplemental QM-Goldman



585.23 Supplemental QM-Goldman (optional)

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

 MoWe 1:00PM-3:50PM

TuTh 1:15PM-4:05PM

Drees,Liu,Metcalf,Du 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)     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) TuTh 1:15PM-2:35PM Armitage       Armitage        Armitage          Perna      
PHY 523, Galaxies (3)    
      Lanzetta        Koda    Koda       Lanzetta   
PHY 524, Cosmology (3)


    Sehgal         Sehgal         Sehgal         Sehgal    
PHY 540, Statistical Mechanics (3)  



  Syritsin   Syritsin   Syritsyn   Syritsyn     Syritsyn    Korepin   Averin   
PHY 541, Advanced Statistical Mechanics (1-3) MWF 11:45AM-12:40PM Shrock   Shrock   Shrock    Verbaarschot        Shrock      McCoy    McCoy  
PHY 542,  Accelerator Physics Lab  (1-2) M 6:05PM-8:55PM Fedurin, Kayran   Fedurin, Kayran Fedurin, Kayran  Fedurin, Kayran    Fedurin, Kayran    Fedurin, Kayran    Fedurin, Kayran    Fedurin, Kayran      Fedurin, Kayran, Stratakis  
PHY 543, RF Superconductivity(3) M 6:05PM-9:00PM Petrushina, Belomestnykh   Belomestnykh   Belomestnykh                        
PHY 546, Python (1) M 4:25PM-5:20PM Zingale   Zingale    Fernandez-Serra    Fernandez-Serra    Fernandez-Serra     Zingale   Zingale     Zingale    
PHY 551, Nuclear Physics I (3) MW 11:45AM-1:05PM Kharzeev   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)     Dreyer   Cano   Fernandez-Serra   Fernandez Serra    Fernandez-Serra   Mihaly     Mihaly    Fidkowski  
PHY 556, Solid State Physics II (1-3) TuTh 9:45AM-11:05AM Averin       Cano     Cano    Cano    Averin    Fidkowski    Fidkowski     Fidkowski 
PHY 557, Elementary Particle Physics (3) TuTh 9:45AM-11:05AM Gonzalez Garcia   Piacquadio   Wilking,Piacquadio         Wilking   Piacquadio    Gonzalez-Garcia,Piacquadio     Gonzalez-Garcia   Gonzalez-Garcia 
PHY 558, Physical Biology (3)     Balaszi   Balaszi    Balaszi    Balaszi    Balazsi   Balazsi     Balazsi    Balazsi, Wang  
PHY 559, Biological Dynamics and Networks (3) TuTh 3:00PM-4:00PM MacCarthy   MacCarthy    MacCarthy     MacCarthy    MacCarthy     MacCarthy     MacCarthy      MacCarthy   
PHY 561, Biology for Physical Scientist (1) W 10:30AM-11:25AM Futcher, Green   Futcher, Green   TBA     TBA    TBA   Futcher    Green, Futcher     TBA    Green,Futcher
PHY 562, Lasers and Modern Optics (1-3)     Metcalf   Metcalf    Metcalf   Metcalf    Metcalf    Metcalf    Metcalf    Metcalf  
PHY 564, Advanced Accelerator Physics (1-3)     Litvinenko       Litvinenko           Litvinenko         Litvinenko, Jing and Wang  
PHY 565, Quantum Electronics I (3)                Metcalf     Metcalf        Schneble        Schneble
PHY 566, Quantum Electronics II (1-3)     Perez Rios   Schneble    Schneble   Weinacht    Schneble Schneble      Weinacht     Schneble  
PHY 567,  Theoretical Chemical Physics (3) TuTh 11:30AM-12:50AM Levine   Levine   Allison, Levine                        
PHY 568,Quantum Information Science     Wei                              
PHY 582, Optics Rotation (2)         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)
Th 4:45PM-6:05PM Li, Schenble, Vafei-Najafabadi 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)
M 4:25PM-5:45PM Bernauer. Walter. Worcester 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) TuTh 11:30AM-12:50PM Zamolodchikov Meade  Zamolodchikov Meade  Zamolodchikov Meade   Zamolodchikov,Negro  Rastelli  Zamolodchikov  Rastelli  Meade  Rastelli  Rastelli  Meade  Rastelli Meade   Rastelli
PHY 612, Theoretical Particle Physics (1-3)     Essig   Essig    Essig   Essig        Essig    Essig   Essig  Shrock 
PHY 613, Advanced Particle Theory (1-3) TuTh 1:15PM-2:35PM Essig,Shrock,Sterman, Meade   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) MW 11:45AM-1:05PM Komargodski        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 10:30AM-11:25AM van Nieuwenhuizen, Roček, Shao 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 631 Quantum Information Systems W 6:05PM-9:00PM Li                                
PHY 655, Advanced Graduate Seminar (1) Fr 1:00PM-3:35PM      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 1:15PM-2:35PM


Quantum Computing, Korepin


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
 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



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)     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) W 6:05PM-8:55PM Litvinenko Litvinenko    Litvinenko  Litvinenko     Meot    Meot    Meot            
PHY 690, Topics in Atomic and Optical Physics: (1-3)                              Figueroa      
PHY 691, Computational Accelerator Physics TuTh 6:30PM-7:50PM Litvinenko   Litvinenko   Litvinenko                        
PHY 693,High Power RF Engineering     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)



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



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



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



           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)



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




               Fernandez Serra TBA   Rastelli  Rastelli Rastelli  Rastelli   Rastelli  Rastelli Rastelli  Aronson