APPPHYS 77N:
Functional Materials and Devices
Preference to freshmen. Exploration via case studies how functional materials have been developed and incorporated into modern devices. Particular emphasis is on magnetic and dielectric materials and devices. Recommended: high school physics course including electricity and magnetism.
Terms: Aut

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
APPPHYS 79N:
Energy Options for the 21st Century
Preference to frosh. Choices for meeting the future energy needs of the U.S. and the world. Basic physics of energy sources, technologies that might be employed, and related public policy issues. Tradeoffs and societal impacts of different energy sources. Policy options for making rational choices for a sustainable world energy economy.
Terms: Aut

Units: 3

UG Reqs: GER:DBEngrAppSci, WAYSMA

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
APPPHYS 203:
Atoms, Fields and Photons
Applied Physics Core course appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with prior knowledge of elementary quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and ordinary differential equations. Structure of single and multielectron atoms and molecules, and cold collisions. Phenomenology and quantitative modeling of atoms in strong fields, with modern applications. Introduction to quantum optical theory of atomphoton interactions, including quantum trajectory theory, mechanical effects of light on atoms, and fundamentals of laser spectroscopy and coherent control.
Terms: Aut

Units: 4

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
APPPHYS 273:
Solid State Physics II
Introduction to the manybody aspects of crystalline solids. Second quantization of phonons, anharmonic effects, polaritons, and scattering theory. Second quantization of Fermi fields. Electrons in the HartreeFock and random phase approximation; electron screening and plasmons. Magnetic exchange interactions. Electronphonon interaction in ionic/covalent semiconductors and metals; effective attractive electronelectron interactions, Cooper pairing, and BCS description of the superconducting state. Prerequisite: APPPHYS 272 or PHYSICS 172.
Terms: Aut

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
APPPHYS 290:
Directed Studies in Applied Physics
Special studies under the direction of a faculty member for which academic credit may properly be allowed. May include lab work or directed reading.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 115

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Baccus, S. (PI);
Baer, T. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bienenstock, A. (PI);
Block, S. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Bucksbaum, P. (PI);
Byer, R. (PI);
Chu, S. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Das, R. (PI);
Devereaux, T. (PI);
Digonnet, M. (PI);
Dionne, J. (PI);
Doniach, S. (PI);
Druckmann, S. (PI);
Dunne, M. (PI);
El Gamal, A. (PI);
Fan, S. (PI);
Fejer, M. (PI);
Feldman, B. (PI);
Fetter, A. (PI);
Fisher, D. (PI);
Fisher, I. (PI);
Fox, J. (PI);
Ganguli, S. (PI);
Geballe, T. (PI);
Glenzer, S. (PI);
GoldhaberGordon, D. (PI);
Harris, J. (PI);
Harrison, W. (PI);
Heinz, T. (PI);
Hesselink, L. (PI);
Hogan, D. (PI);
Hogan, J. (PI);
Hollberg, L. (PI);
Hong, G. (PI);
Huang, Z. (PI);
Hwang, H. (PI);
Jackson, R. (PI);
Kachru, S. (PI);
Kapitulnik, A. (PI);
Kasevich, M. (PI);
Kenny, T. (PI);
KhuriYakub, B. (PI);
Lee, Y. (PI);
Lev, B. (PI);
Levin, C. (PI);
Lindenberg, A. (PI);
Lobell, D. (PI);
Mabuchi, H. (PI);
Manoharan, H. (PI);
Miller, D. (PI);
Moerner, W. (PI);
Moler, K. (PI);
Nilsson, A. (PI);
Osheroff, D. (PI);
Palanker, D. (PI);
Pease, R. (PI);
Petrosian, V. (PI);
Prakash, M. (PI);
Quake, S. (PI);
Quate, C. (PI);
Raubenheimer, T. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Reis, D. (PI);
SafaviNaeini, A. (PI);
Schnitzer, M. (PI);
Shen, Z. (PI);
Solgaard, O. (PI);
Spakowitz, A. (PI);
Stohr, J. (PI);
Sturrock, P. (PI);
Suzuki, Y. (PI);
Tantawi, S. (PI);
Vuckovic, J. (PI);
Winick, H. (PI);
Yamamoto, Y. (PI);
Zhang, S. (PI)
APPPHYS 291:
Practical Training
Opportunity for practical training in industrial labs. Arranged by student with research adviser's approval. Summary of activities required.
Terms: Aut, Sum

Units: 13

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
APPPHYS 294:
Cellular Biophysics (BIO 294, BIOPHYS 294)
Physical biology of dynamical and mechanical processes in cells. Emphasis is on qualitative understanding of biological functions through quantitative analysis and simple mathematical models. Sensory transduction, signaling, adaptation, switches, molecular motors, actin and microtubules, motility, and circadian clocks. Prerequisites: differential equations and introductory statistical mechanics.
Terms: Aut

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
APPPHYS 390:
Dissertation Research
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 115

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: ;
Baer, T. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bienenstock, A. (PI);
Block, S. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Bucksbaum, P. (PI);
Byer, R. (PI);
Chu, S. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Digonnet, M. (PI);
Doniach, S. (PI);
Druckmann, S. (PI);
El Gamal, A. (PI);
Fan, S. (PI);
Fejer, M. (PI);
Fetter, A. (PI);
Fisher, D. (PI);
Fisher, I. (PI);
Fox, J. (PI);
Ganguli, S. (PI);
Geballe, T. (PI);
GoldhaberGordon, D. (PI);
Harris, J. (PI);
Harrison, W. (PI);
Heinz, T. (PI);
Hesselink, L. (PI);
Hwang, H. (PI);
Kapitulnik, A. (PI);
Kasevich, M. (PI);
Kenny, T. (PI);
KhuriYakub, B. (PI);
Lee, Y. (PI);
Lev, B. (PI);
Mabuchi, H. (PI);
Manoharan, H. (PI);
Miller, D. (PI);
Moerner, W. (PI);
Moler, K. (PI);
Nilsson, A. (PI);
Osheroff, D. (PI);
Palanker, D. (PI);
Pease, R. (PI);
Petrosian, V. (PI);
Quate, C. (PI);
Raubenheimer, T. (PI);
Reis, D. (PI);
SafaviNaeini, A. (PI);
Schnitzer, M. (PI);
Shen, Z. (PI);
Solgaard, O. (PI);
Stohr, J. (PI);
Sturrock, P. (PI);
Suzuki, Y. (PI);
Tantawi, S. (PI);
Vuckovic, J. (PI);
Winick, H. (PI);
Yamamoto, Y. (PI);
Zhang, S. (PI)
APPPHYS 392:
Topics in Molecular Biophysics: Biophysics of Functional RNA (BIOPHYS 392) (BIOPHYS 392)
Survey of methods used to relate RNA sequences to the structure and function of transcribed RNA molecules. Computation of contributions of the counterion cloud to the dependence of free energy on conformation of the folded RNA. The relation of structure to function of ribozymes, riboswitches, and the formation of ribosomal proteins.
Terms: Aut

Units: 3

Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
APPPHYS 470:
Condensed Matter Seminar
Current research and literature; offered by faculty, students, and outside specialists. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
APPPHYS 483:
Optics and Electronics Seminar
Current research topics in lasers, quantum electronics, optics, and photonics by faculty, students, and invited outside speakers. May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr

Units: 1

Repeatable for credit

Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
APPPHYS 802:
TGR PhD Dissertation
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum

Units: 0

Repeatable for credit

Grading: TGR
Instructors: ;
Baer, T. (PI);
Beasley, M. (PI);
Bienenstock, A. (PI);
Block, S. (PI);
Brongersma, M. (PI);
Bucksbaum, P. (PI);
Byer, R. (PI);
Chu, S. (PI);
Clemens, B. (PI);
Dauskardt, R. (PI);
Digonnet, M. (PI);
Doniach, S. (PI);
El Gamal, A. (PI);
Fan, S. (PI);
Fejer, M. (PI);
Fetter, A. (PI);
Fisher, D. (PI);
Fisher, I. (PI);
Fox, J. (PI);
Ganguli, S. (PI);
Geballe, T. (PI);
GoldhaberGordon, D. (PI);
Harris, J. (PI);
Harrison, W. (PI);
Hayden, P. (PI);
Heinz, T. (PI);
Hesselink, L. (PI);
Hwang, H. (PI);
Kapitulnik, A. (PI);
Kasevich, M. (PI);
Kenny, T. (PI);
KhuriYakub, B. (PI);
Lee, Y. (PI);
Lev, B. (PI);
Mabuchi, H. (PI);
Manoharan, H. (PI);
Miller, D. (PI);
Moerner, W. (PI);
Moler, K. (PI);
Nilsson, A. (PI);
Osheroff, D. (PI);
Palanker, D. (PI);
Pease, R. (PI);
Petrosian, V. (PI);
Prakash, M. (PI);
Quate, C. (PI);
Raubenheimer, T. (PI);
Reed, E. (PI);
Reis, D. (PI);
SafaviNaeini, A. (PI);
SchleierSmith, M. (PI);
Schnitzer, M. (PI);
Shen, Z. (PI);
Solgaard, O. (PI);
Stohr, J. (PI);
Sturrock, P. (PI);
Suzuki, Y. (PI);
Tantawi, S. (PI);
Vuckovic, J. (PI);
Winick, H. (PI);
Yamamoto, Y. (PI);
Zhang, S. (PI)