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APPPHYS 13N: A Taste of Quantum Physics (PHYSICS 13N)

What is quantum physics and what makes it so weird? We'll introduce key aspects of quantum physics with an aim to discover why it differs from everyday 'classical' physics. Students will explore how devices like the laser and atomic clocks for GPS are enabled by quantum physics. We will also discuss the breakthroughs driving the 2nd quantum technology revolution surrounding quantum simulators, sensors, and computers. Seminar discussions and a laser lab will help illustrate core principles, including the atomic clock mechanism. Visits to campus laboratories will introduce cutting-edge quantum experiments. Assignments include text readings and midterm and final projects.While basic familiarity with high school physics is recommended, this IntroSem is friendly to students of all majors who might be interested in these topics; qualitative explanations will be emphasized. By the end of the quarter, you will be able to explain the key tenets of quantum physics, how it has enabled current technology, and what new technologies might emerge from the 2nd quantum revolution.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: WAY-SMA
Instructors: Lev, B. (PI)

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:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
Instructors: Suzuki, Y. (PI)

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. Trade-offs 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:DB-EngrAppSci, WAY-SMA
Instructors: Fox, J. (PI)

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 multi-electron atoms and molecules, and cold collisions. Phenomenology and quantitative modeling of atoms in strong fields, with modern applications. Introduction to quantum optical theory of atom-photon interactions, including quantum trajectory theory, mechanical effects of light on atoms, and fundamentals of laser spectroscopy and coherent control.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4

APPPHYS 273: Solid State Physics II

Introduction to the many-body aspects of crystalline solids. Second quantization of phonons, anharmonic effects, polaritons, and scattering theory. Second quantization of Fermi fields. Electrons in the Hartree-Fock and random phase approximation; electron screening and plasmons. Magnetic exchange interactions. Electron-phonon interaction in ionic/covalent semiconductors and metals; effective attractive electron-electron interactions, Cooper pairing, and BCS description of the superconducting state. Prerequisite: APPPHYS 272 or PHYSICS 172.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3
Instructors: Hwang, H. (PI)

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: 1-15 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Allen, S. (PI) ; Baccus, S. (PI) ; Baer, T. (PI) ; Beasley, M. (PI) ; Bienenstock, A. (PI) ; Block, S. (PI) ; Boneh, D. (PI) ; Brongersma, M. (PI) ; Bucksbaum, P. (PI) ; Byer, R. (PI) ; Chu, S. (PI) ; Clark, S. (PI) ; Clemens, B. (PI) ; Das, R. (PI) ; Devereaux, T. (PI) ; Digonnet, M. (PI) ; Dionne, J. (PI) ; Doniach, S. (PI) ; Dresselhaus-Marais, L. (PI) ; Druckmann, S. (PI) ; Dunne, M. (PI) ; El Gamal, A. (PI) ; Fan, S. (PI) ; Fejer, M. (PI) ; Feldman, B. (PI) ; Fetter, A. (PI) ; Finn, C. (PI) ; Fisher, D. (PI) ; Fisher, I. (PI) ; Fox, J. (PI) ; Ganguli, S. (PI) ; Geballe, T. (PI) ; Glenzer, S. (PI) ; Goldhaber-Gordon, D. (PI) ; Good, B. (PI) ; Haroush, K. (PI) ; Harris, J. (PI) ; Harrison, W. (PI) ; Hastings, J. (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) ; Khemani, V. (PI) ; Khuri-Yakub, B. (PI) ; Kuo, C. (PI) ; Lee, Y. (PI) ; Lev, B. (PI) ; Levin, C. (PI) ; Lindenberg, A. (PI) ; Linderman, S. (PI) ; Lobell, D. (PI) ; Mabuchi, H. (PI) ; Manoharan, H. (PI) ; Marinelli, A. (PI) ; Miller, D. (PI) ; Moerner, W. (PI) ; Moler, K. (PI) ; Nanni, E. (PI) ; Nilsson, A. (PI) ; Osheroff, D. (PI) ; Palanker, D. (PI) ; Pease, R. (PI) ; Petrosian, V. (PI) ; Prakash, M. (PI) ; Prinz, F. (PI) ; Quake, S. (PI) ; Quate, C. (PI) ; Raghu, S. (PI) ; Raubenheimer, T. (PI) ; Reed, E. (PI) ; Reis, D. (PI) ; Roodman, A. (PI) ; Safavi-Naeini, A. (PI) ; Schnitzer, M. (PI) ; Shen, Z. (PI) ; Solgaard, O. (PI) ; Spakowitz, A. (PI) ; Stohr, J. (PI) ; Sturrock, P. (PI) ; Su, D. (PI) ; Suzuki, Y. (PI) ; Tantawi, S. (PI) ; Vuckovic, J. (PI) ; Wang, B. (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: 1-3 | Repeatable for credit

APPPHYS 390: Dissertation Research

Terms: Aut, Win, Spr, Sum | Units: 1-15 | Repeatable for 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

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
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