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APPPHYS 201: Electrons and Photons (PHOTON 201)

Applied Physics Core course appropriate for graduate students and advanced undergraduate students with prior knowledge of elementary quantum mechanics, electricity and magnetism, and special relativity. Interaction of electrons with intense electromagnetic fields from microwaves to x- ray, including electron accelerators, x-ray lasers and synchrotron light sources, attosecond laser-atom interactions, and x-ray matter interactions. Mechanisms of radiation, free-electron lasing, and advanced techniques for generating ultrashort brilliant pulses. Characterization of electronic properties of advanced materials, prospects for single-molecule structure determination using x-ray lasers, and imaging attosecond molecular dynamics.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

APPPHYS 229: Statistical Mechanics of Learning and Computation

Recent years have witnessed the successful application of time-honored techniques from the statistical physics of disordered systems, like the replica method and the cavity method, to understanding modern advances in machine learning and computation. We will develop the foundations of these methods, starting with a crash course in statistical mechanics, and then progressing to the basic theory of spin glasses, associative memories, random matrices, and random landscapes. We will additionally learn how to apply this theory to problems in learning and computation, including high dimensional statistics and deep learning. Overall, this foundations course will prepare students to read the growing interdisciplinary literature spanning physics, learning and computation.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Ganguli, S. (PI)

APPPHYS 232: Advanced Imaging Lab in Biophysics (BIO 132, BIO 232, BIOE 232, BIOPHYS 232, GENE 232)

Laboratory and lectures. Advanced microscopy and imaging, emphasizing hands-on experience with state-of-the-art techniques. Students construct and operate working apparatus. Topics include microscope optics, Koehler illumination, contrast-generating mechanisms (bright/dark field, fluorescence, phase contrast, differential interference contrast), and resolution limits. Laboratory topics vary by year, but include single-molecule fluorescence, fluorescence resonance energy transfer, confocal microscopy, two-photon microscopy, microendoscopy, and optical trapping. Limited enrollment. Recommended: basic physics, basic cell biology, and consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

APPPHYS 237: Quantitative Evolutionary Dynamics and Genomics (BIO 251)

The genomics revolution has fueled a renewed push to model evolutionary processes in quantitative terms. This course will provide an introduction to quantitative evolutionary modeling through the lens of statistical physics. Topics will range from the foundations of theoretical population genetics to experimental evolution of laboratory microbes. Course work will involve a mixture of pencil-and-paper math, writing basic computer simulations, and downloading and manipulating DNA sequence data from published datasets. This course is intended for upper level physics and math students with no biology background, as well as biology students who are comfortable with differential equations and probability.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Good, B. (PI)

APPPHYS 272: Solid State Physics (PHYSICS 172)

Introduction to the properties of solids. Crystal structures and bonding in materials. Momentum-space analysis and diffraction probes. Lattice dynamics, phonon theory and measurements, thermal properties. Electronic structure theory, classical and quantum; free, nearly-free, and tight-binding limits. Electron dynamics and basic transport properties; quantum oscillations. Properties and applications of semiconductors. Reduced-dimensional systems. Undergraduates should register for PHYSICS 172 and graduate students for APPPHYS 272. Prerequisites: PHYSICS 170 and PHYSICS 171, or equivalents.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3

APPPHYS 284: Introduction to Superconducting Circuits

Introduction to Superconducting Circuits is a comprehensive course designed to introduce students to the foundational theories and practical aspects of superconducting circuits, a key component in quantum computing. The syllabus covers a wide array of topics, starting with fundamental concepts like superconductivity, the Josephson effect. Students will learn about various types of superconducting qubits, quantum logic gate protocols, and circuit quantum electrodynamics. In addition to learning the theory, students will learn numerical simulation, optimal control, and learn about the experimental hardware. Prerequisites: APPPHYS 203 and APPPHYS 228.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Schuster, D. (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) ; Cabrera, B. (PI) ; Choi, J. (PI) ; Chu, S. (PI) ; Clark, S. (PI) ; Clemens, B. (PI) ; Dahl, J. (PI) ; Das, R. (PI) ; Dauskardt, 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) ; Glenzer, S. (PI) ; Goldhaber-Gordon, D. (PI) ; Good, B. (PI) ; Graves, E. (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) ; Mani, A. (PI) ; Manoharan, H. (PI) ; Marinelli, A. (PI) ; Martinez, T. (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) ; Pilanci, M. (PI) ; Prakash, M. (PI) ; Prinz, F. (PI) ; Quake, S. (PI) ; Raghu, S. (PI) ; Raubenheimer, T. (PI) ; Reis, D. (PI) ; Roodman, A. (PI) ; Safavi-Naeini, A. (PI) ; Schnitzer, M. (PI) ; Schuster, D. (PI) ; Shen, Z. (PI) ; Simon, J. (PI) ; Solgaard, O. (PI) ; Spakowitz, A. (PI) ; Stohr, J. (PI) ; Sturrock, P. (PI) ; Su, D. (PI) ; Suzuki, Y. (PI) ; Syrgkanis, V. (PI) ; Tantawi, S. (PI) ; Tartakovsky, D. (PI) ; Tompkins, L. (PI) ; Vuckovic, J. (PI) ; Wang, B. (PI) ; Weissman, T. (PI) ; Winick, H. (PI) ; Yamamoto, Y. (PI)

APPPHYS 300: Department Colloquium

May be repeated for credit.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable 15 times (up to 15 units total)

APPPHYS 324: Introduction to Accelerator Physics (PHOTON 323)

Physics of particle beams in linear and circular accelerators. Transverse and longitudinal beam dynamics, equilibrium emittances in electron storage rings, high-brightness electron sources, RF acceleration and emittance preservation, bunch compression and associated collective effects, accelerator physics design for x-ray FELs, advanced accelerator concepts.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3
Instructors: Nanni, E. (PI)

APPPHYS 363: Modern Physics and Literature (ENGLISH 363)

Reading and discussion of selected works of contemporary literature (fiction) and philosophy that engage concepts of modern physics grounded in relativity and quantum theory. This is intended as a seminar that mixes students from physical sciences and the arts/humanities, with no specific prerequisites-- we will discuss the physics invoked by works of fiction and philosophy in a conceptually rigorous but non-mathematical way. How do writers of speculative fiction make sense of challenging ontological claims from empirical science, what implications do they explore, and how is the worldview of theoretical physics augmented or contested?
Terms: Spr | Units: 2-4
Instructors: Mabuchi, H. (PI)
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