The breadth course requirement depends on your research field (see
this table on the graduate web site . Courses in the 680 series are special
topics courses, and generally they are not breadth courses.
Advanced Courses and Breadth Courses for Fall 2013
- This semester we have the following breadth courses: PHY 521 (Stars -- Zingale),
PHY 555 (Solid State I -- Fidkowski), PHY 557 (Elementary Particles -- Kharzeev), PHY 562 (Lasers and
Modern Optics -- Figuroa), PHY 566 (Quantum Electronics II -- Weinacht)
- Quantum Field theory (PHY 610 -- Sterman) is not
a breadth course, but of required for many research areas.
- String Theory (622) are regular courses which also cannot be used to satisfy the
- The special topic course in Supersymmetry and Supergravity
(PHY 680 -- van Nieuwenhuizen) is an advanced course that assumes
that you are famliar with Quantum Field Theory.
- A second special topics course on Advanced Particle Physics
(PHY 680 -- Shrock, Essig, Meade) also assumes that you are familiar
with Quantum Field Theory
- A third breadth course is on Topics in Biological Physcis
(PHY 687 - MacCarthy from the Aplied Math Department).
If you want to take a course, please do not plan to audit it, but register. Registration is important,
because courses may be canceled if the number of registered students is too low.
Please register for the Colloquium, especially if you are an advanced student, doing mostly research.
Last updated 8/06/2013 by Jacobus Verbaarschot.