96-97 LS&A Bulletin

Physics


2071 Randall Laboratory
764-4437

Professor Ctirad Uher, Chair

May be elected as a departmental concentration program in Physics or General Physics

Professors

Carl Akerlof, Experimental high-energy physics, Astrophysics

James W. Allen, Experimental condensed matter physics

Daniel Axelrod, Experimental biophysics, physics of membranes

Frederick D. Becchetti, Jr., Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics

Paul Berman, Theoretical atomic physics

John C. Bilello, Applied physics

Michael Bretz, Experimental physics, low temperature, condensed matter physics

Philip H. Bucksbaum, Experimental atomic physics

J. Wehrley Chapman, Experimental high-energy physics, electron-positron colliding beam experiments

Timothy E. Chupp, Experimental atomic physics

Roy Clarke, Applied physics, Experimental physics, solid state and condensed matter physics

C. Tristram Coffin, Experimental biophysics

Martin B. Einhorn, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

G. W. Ford, Theoretical physics, quantum statistical mechanics

David W. Gidley, Experimental atomic physics, fundamental low energy research, positrons and positronium

Karl T. Hecht, Theoretical nuclear physics, nuclear structure

Dennis J. Hegyi, Experimental astrophysics

Joachim W. Janecke, Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics, phenomenological nuclear models

Lawrence W. Jones, Experimental high-energy physics, elementary particles, prompt neutrino production and pp collider experiments, cosmic ray physics

Gordon L. Kane, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Raoul Kopelman, Theoretical solid state physics

Samuel Krimm, Experimental biophysics, physics of polymers

Alan D. Krisch, Experimental high-energy physics, polarization effects in proton-proton scattering

Michael J. Longo, Experimental high-energy physics, prompt neutrino production and pp collider experiments

Roberto D. Merlin, Experimental solid state physics, condensed matter physics

Donald I. Meyer, Experimental high-energy physics, astrophysics

Homer A. Neal, Experimental high-energy physics

Byron P. Roe, Experimental high-energy physics, prompt neutrino production and pp collider experiments

Marc H. Ross, Environmental physics, energy utilization and conservation

Leonard M. Sander, Theoretical physics, condensed matter and solid state physics

T. Michael Sanders, Experimental physics, low temperature, solid state

Robert S. Savit, Theoretical physics, condensed matter and statistical physics

David N. Williams, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Duncan G. Steel, Experimental physics, laser physics, atomic physics

Gregory Tarlé, Experimental astrophysics, particle physics, nuclear physics

Rudolf P. Thun, Experimental high-energy physics, electron-positron colliding beam experiments

Robert S. Tickle, Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics

Yukio Tomozawa, Theoretical high-energy physics, elementary particles

Ctirad Uher, Experimental solid state physics, condensed matter physics

Martinus Veltman, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

John F. Ward, Experimental physics, quantum electronics

Alfred C.T. Wu, Theoretical physics, mathematical physics

Y.P.E. Yao, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Valentine Zakharov, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Jens C. Zorn, Experimental physics, atomic physics


Associate Professors


Fred C. Adams, Theoretical astrophysics

Ratindranath Akhoury, Theoretical physics, elementary particles

Dante E. Amidei, Experimental high energy physics, elementary particles

Meigan C. Aronson, Experimental condensed matter physics

Myron K. Campbell, Experimental particle physics

Steven B. Dierker, Experimental condensed matter, applied physics

August Evrard, Theoretical astrophysics

Katherine Freese, Theoretical astrophysics

Walter S. Gray, Experimental nuclear physics, heavy ion physics

Jean P. Krisch, Theoretical physics, general relativity

Franco M. Nori, Theoretical condensed matter

Bradford G. Orr, Experimental condensed matter physics, applied physics

Stephen C. Rand, Experimental applied physics


Assistant Professors


Frederick C. MacKintosh, Theoretical condensed matter physics

Timothy McKay, Experimental astrophysics

Jianming Qian, Experimental high energy physics

J. Keith Riles, Experimental high energy physics

Alberto Rojo, Theoretical condensed matter physics

Christoph Schmidt, Biophysics

Robin Stuart, Theoretical high energy physics


Research Scientists


H. Richard Gustafson, Experimental high energy physics, astrophysics

David F. Nitz, Experimental high energy physics, astrophysics


Associate Research Scientists


Ralph Conti, Experimental atomic physics: positronic physics

Ali M.T. Lin, Experimental high energy physics: spin physics, polarized proton beams

James M. Matthews, Experimental high energy physics, astrophysics: cosmic rays, proton decay

Mark Skalsey, Experimental physics, atomic physics, nuclear physics: weak interactions, leptons


Assistant Research Scientists


Norman A. Amos, Experimental high energy physics

Martin C. Casdagli, Theoretical physics

Kevin Coulter, Experimental atomic physics

Boris Dubetsky, Theoretical atomic, molecular, and optical physics

Daniel S. Levin, Experimental astrophysics

Vladimir G. Luppov, Experimental high energy physics

Richard Phelps, Experimental high energy physics

Donald Roberts, Experimental nuclear physics

Andrew Tomasch, Experimental astrophysics


Research Investigators


William Frieze, Atomic, molecular, optical physics

Soo Bong Kim, Experimental high energy physics


Adjunct Faculty


Lawrence Antonuk, Nuclear physics

Alexander Chao, Accelerator physics

David O. Hearshen, Biophysics, nuclear physics

Robert C. Jaklevic, Theoretical condensed matter physics

Raoul Kopelman, Theoretical solid state physics

John R. Smith, Theoretical solid state physics

Charles C. Wang, Experimental solid state physics

Willes Weber, Condensed matter physics

Victor K. Wong, Theoretical condensed matter physics

Emeritus Faculty
H. Richard Crane, Wayne E. Hazen, Alfred Z. Hendel, Ernst Katz, Robert Lewis, Oliver Overseth, William C. Parkinson, Richard H. Sands, Daniel Sinclair, John C. van der Velde, Marc Weidenbeck, Gabriel Weinreich

The Department of Physics offers: (1) a Concentration Program in Physics; (2) a Concentration Program in General Physics.

Physics

May be elected as a departmental concentration program.

Physics 401, 405, 406, and 453 must be completed with a minimum grade of "C."

General Physics (A.B. or B.S.)

May be elected as a departmental concentration program.

Physics and Society Option. This program, administered jointly by the Physics Department and the Residential College, is designed for students who wish to concentrate in physics and also who are interested in such fields as energy policy, law and science, public administration and other fields that require an understanding of the relationship between science and society. In addition to the minimum requirements, students must complete a minimum of three courses (9-12 credits) in Science and Society.

The Science and Society courses are chosen in consultation with and must be approved by the Residential College Science Program advisor. These courses, addressing various dimensions of the social relations of science and technology (e.g., history and sociology of science, science policy), are upper-level courses (300 and above). They may be used to satisfy the cognate requirement for the General Physics concentration (requirement #5). One course may also partially satisfy the requirement for six credits of 400-level physics courses specified under requirement #3. Science and Society courses in physics used to satisfy requirement #3 must also be approved by the Physics Department. One of the Science and Society courses may be an Independent Study with a major experiential component (e.g., an internship in an organization that addresses issues related to science policy) and a required report analyzing the experience. It is permissible for concentrators to take the Science and Society courses in several departments.
Physics 401, 405, 406, and 453 must be completed with a minimum grade of "C."

Physics 409, 419, and 489 are not acceptable for the degree BS in physics.

A total of 60 credits of mathematics and natural science must be elected to receive the Bachelor of Science degree.


Courses in Physics (Division 444)


103. The Physical Universe: Relativity and Quanta. High School geometry, trigonometry, and algebra. (1). (NS). (BS).

104. The Physical Universe: What Einstein Never Knew. High School geometry, trigonometry, and algebra. (1). (NS). (BS).

105. Origin, and Fate of Life, Stars, Galaxies, and the Universe. (1). (NS).

106. Everyday Physics. (3). (NS). (BS).

107. 20th Century Concepts of Space, Time, and Matter. High school algebra and geometry. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

108. Controversial Scientific Discoveries and Claims. Algebra. (3). (NS). (BS).

112. Cosmology: The Science of the Universe. (3). (NS). (BS).

115. Living with Physics. Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 125, 140, or 160. (3). (NS). (BS).

116. From Quarks to Cosmos: What Holds Everything Together? (3). (NS). (BS).

118. Inward Bound: The Search for Elementarity. (3). (NS). (BS).

125. General Physics: Mechanics, Sound, and Heat. Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, including trigonometry. Phys. 125 and 127 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 140 or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

126. General Physics: Electricity and Light. Phys. 125. Phys. 126 and 128 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 240 or 260. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

127. Mechanics, Heat and Sound Lab. Concurrent election with Phys. 125 is strongly recommended. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 141. (1). (NS). (BS). Laboratory fee ($25) required.

128. Electricity and Light Lab. Concurrent election with Phys. 126 is strongly recommended. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 241. (1). (NS). (BS). Laboratory fee ($25) required.

140. General Physics I. Math. 115. Phys. 140 and 141 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 125 or 160. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

141. Elementary Laboratory I. Concurrent election with Phys. 140 is strongly recommended. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 127. (1). (NS). (BS). Laboratory fee ($25) required.

160. Honors Physics I. Math. 115 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Students should elect Phys. 141 concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 140. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

201. Physics, Truth and Consequences. Sophomore standing or permission of instructor. Simple high school algebra and geometry will be helpful. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/2).

204/Great Books 204. Great Books in Physics. (4). (NS).

214/RC Nat. Sci. 214. The Physicists and the Bomb. High school mathematics. (4). (NS). (BS).

240. General Physics II. Phys. 140; prior or concurrent enrollment in Math. 215. Phys. 240 and 241 are normally elected concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 126 or 260. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

241. Elementary Laboratory II. Concurrent election with Phys. 240 is strongly recommended. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 128. (1). (NS). (BS). Laboratory fee ($25) required.

242. General Physics III. Phys. 240 or equivalent. (3). (NS). (BS).

250/Environ. Studies 353. Energy, Entropy, and Environment. Two and one-half years of high school mathematics, or any college course in mathematics or natural science. (3). (NS). (BS).

260. Honors Physics II. Phys. 140 and Math. 115, or equivalent, or permission of instructor. Students should elect Phys. 241 concurrently. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 240. (4). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

262. Honors Physics III. Phys. 240 or equivalent, prior or concurrent enrollment in Math. 216 or equivalent, or permission of instructor. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 242. (4). (NS). (BS).

288. Physics of Music. (3). (NS). (BS). (QR/1).

301. The Science Connection. Upperclass standing. For non natural science concentrators. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phys. 422. (3). (NS). (BS).

333. Keller Tutor 140. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). This is a graded course. (EXPERIENTIAL).

334. Keller Tutor 240. Permission of instructor. (1-3). (Excl). This is a graded course. (EXPERIENTIAL).

350. Technologies of Physics. Upperclass standing. (1). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. May be elected for a total of 4 credits.

401. Intermediate Mechanics. Phys. 126/128 or 240/241, and Math. 216; or equivalent. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

402. Light. Phys. 126/128 or 240/241, and Math. 216; or equivalent. (3). (Excl). (BS).

403. Optics Laboratory. Phys. 242 or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). (BS).

405. Intermediate Electricity and Magnetism. Phys. 126/128 or 240/241, and Math. 216; or equivalent. (3). (Excl). (BS).

406. Statistical and Thermal Physics. Phys. 126/128 or 240/241, and Math. 216. (3). (Excl). (BS).

407. Thermodynamics Laboratory. Phys. 126/128 or 240/241. (2). (Excl). (BS).

409. Modern Physics Laboratory. Open primarily to science concentrators with junior standing, or by permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). (BS). May not be elected by Physics concentrators unless written permission is given by a Physics concentration advisor.

411. Introduction to Computational Physics. Phys. 401, Math. 216 or equivalent. Some familiarity with a computer language. (3). (Excl). (BS).

413. Physics of Complexities. Phys. 401 or equivalent, and familiarity with programming in BASIC. (3). (Excl). (BS).

415. Special Problems for Undergraduates. Permission of instructor. (1-6). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be elected for a total of 6 credits.

417/Chem. 417. Dynamical Processes in Biophysics. Math. 216 or equivalent, and Phys. 242 or Chem. 463 (or 468). (3). (Excl). (BS).

418/Macromolecular Science 418. Structural Macromolecular Physics. Math. 216 and Phys. 242; or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (BS).

419/SPP 519/NR&E 574/RC Nat. Sci. 419. Energy Demand. Basic college economics and senior standing. (3). (SS).

420. Living with Physics for Elementary Teachers. Concurrent registration in Phys. 421. Open only to elementary education concentrators. (3). (Excl).

421. Living with Physics for Elementary Teachers-Lab. Concurrent registration in Phys. 420. Open only to elementary education concentrators. (1). (Excl).

435. Gravitational Physics. Phys. 242 and 401, or equivalent. (3). (Excl). (BS).

438. Electromagnetic Radiation. Phys. 405. (3). (Excl). (BS).

451. Methods of Theoretical Physics. Phys. 401 and Math. 450, or equivalent. (3). (Excl). (BS).

452. Methods of Theoretical Physics. Phys. 451. (3). (Excl). (BS).

453. Quantum Mechanics. Phys. 242; prior or concurrent enrollment Phys. 401 and 405 is recommended. (3). (Excl). (BS).

455. Electronic Devices and Circuits. Phys. 240 and 241. (5). (Excl). (BS).

457. Nuclear Physics. Phys. 453. (3). (Excl). (BS).

459. Nuclear Laboratory. Phys. 242 and any 400-level physics laboratory course, or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). (BS).

460. Atomic Physics. Phys. 453. (3). (Excl). (BS).

461. Atomic Laboratory. Phys. 242 and any 400-level physics laboratory course, or permission of instructor. (2). (Excl). (BS).

463. Introduction to Solid State Physics. Phys. 453 or permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (BS).

464. Solid State Laboratory. Phys. 242 and 406. Prior or concurrent enrollment in Phys. 463. (2). (Excl). (BS).

465. Senior Seminar. Open to junior and senior Physics concentrators. (2). (Excl). (BS). Fulfills the Junior-Senior writing requirement.

468. Elementary Particles. Prior or concurrent election of Phys. 453. (3). (Excl). (BS).

489. Physics of Music. Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). (BS). (QR/1).

496. Senior Thesis I. Permission of departmental concentration adviser. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

497. Senior Thesis II. Permission of departmental concentration advisor. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

498. Introduction to Research for Honors Students. Permission of departmental concentration advisor. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

499. Introduction to Research for Honors Students. Permission of physics concentration advisor. (2-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).