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APPPHYS 61: Science as a Creative Process (BIO 61)

What is the process of science, and why does creativity matter? We'll delve deeply into the applicability of science in addressing a vast range of real-world problems. This course is designed to teach the scientific method as it's actually practiced by working scientists. It will cover how to ask a well-posed question, how to design a good experiment, how to collect and interpret quantitative data, how to recover from error, and how to communicate findings. Facts matter! Course topics will include experimental design, statistics and statistical significance, formulating appropriate controls, modeling, peer review, and more. The course will incorporate a significant hands-on component featuring device fabrication, testing, and measurement. Among other "Dorm Science" activities, we'll be distributing Arduino microcontroller kits and electronic sensors, then use these items, along with other materials, to complete a variety of group and individual projects outside the classroom. The final course assignment will be to develop and write a scientific grant proposal to test a student-selected myth or scientific controversy. Although helpful, no prior experience with electronics or computer programming is required. Recommended for freshmen.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4 | UG Reqs: WAY-AQR, WAY-SMA

APPPHYS 100: The Questions of Clay: Craft, Creativity and Scientific Process (ARTSINST 100)

Students will create individual studio portfolios of ceramic work and pursue technical investigations of clay properties and the firing process using modern scientific equipment. Emphasis on development of creative process; parallels between science and traditional craft; integration of creative expression with scientific method and analysis. Prior ceramics experience desirable but not necessary. Limited enrollment. Prerequisites: any level of background in physics, Instructor permission.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-CE, WAY-SMA
Instructors: Mabuchi, H. (PI)

APPPHYS 208: Laboratory Electronics

Lecture/lab emphasizing analog and digital electronics for lab research. Continuation of APPPHYS 207 with emphasis on applications of digital techniques. Combinatorial and synchronous digital circuits. Design using programmable logic. Analog/digital conversion. Microprocessors and real time programming, concepts and methods of digital signal processing techniques. Current lab interface protocols. Techniques commonly used for lab measurements. Development of student lab projects during the last three weeks. Prerequisites: undergraduate device and circuit exposure. Recommended: previous enrollment in APPPHYS 207.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4
Instructors: Fox, J. (PI)

APPPHYS 222: Principles of X-ray Scattering (PHOTON 222)

Provides a fundamental understanding of x-ray scattering and diffraction. Combines pedagogy with modern experimental methods for obtaining atomic-scale structural information on synchrotron and free-electon laser-based facilities. Topics include Fourier transforms, reciprocal space; scattering in the first Born approximation, comparison of x-ray, neutron and electron interactions with matter, kinematic theory of diffraction; dynamical theory of diffraction from perfect crystals, crystal optics, diffuse scattering from imperfect crystals, inelastic x-ray scattering in time and space, x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy. Laboratory experiments at the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4

APPPHYS 232: Advanced Imaging Lab in Biophysics (BIO 132, BIO 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 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 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) ; 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) ; Goldhaber-Gordon, D. (PI) ; Good, B. (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) ; Khemani, V. (PI) ; Khuri-Yakub, 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) ; Nanni, E. (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) ; 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) ; Winick, H. (PI) ; Yamamoto, Y. (PI) ; Zhang, S. (PI)

APPPHYS 293: Theoretical Neuroscience (PSYCH 242)

Survey of advances in the theory of neural networks, mainly (but not solely) focused on results of relevance to theoretical neuroscience.Synthesizing a variety of recent advances that potentially constitute the outlines of a theory for understanding when a given neural network architecture will work well on various classes of modern recognition and classification tasks, both from a representational expressivity and a learning efficiency point of view. Discussion of results in the neurally-plausible approximation of back propagation, theory of spiking neural networks, the relationship between network and task dimensionality, and network state coarse-graining. Exploration of estimation theory for various typical methods of mapping neural network models to neuroscience data, surveying and analyzing recent approaches from both sensory and motor areas in a variety of species. Prerequisites: calculus, linear algebra, and basic probability theory, or consent of instructor.
Terms: Spr | Units: 3

APPPHYS 376: Literature of Cavity QED and Cavity Optomechanics

Cavity quantum electrodynamics and optomechanics in modern quantum optics, photonics and quantum engineering. Review of basic concepts and survey of key literature in seminar format. May be repeat for credit
Terms: Spr | Units: 3 | Repeatable for credit

APPPHYS 390: Dissertation Research

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