Ph.D. in Physics Program of Study
First Year | |
1st Semester | 2nd Semester |
Physics 300 series - 3 units | Physics 300 series - 3 units |
Physics 300 series - 3 units | Physics 300 series - 3 units |
Graduate Seminar - 1 unit | Graduate Seminar - 1 unit |
Summer | |
Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units | |
Second Year | |
1st Semester | 2nd Semester |
Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units | Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units |
Summer | |
Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units | |
Third Year | |
1st Semester | 2nd Semester |
Physics 399 - Doctoral Research Work - 6 units | Physics 400 - Dissertation - 12 units |
Final Doctoral Examination |
Course Requirements:
A minimum of sixty-two (62) units consistingof eighteen (18) units of course work after the M.S. Physics course, thirty (30) units of doctoral research work, two (2) units of seminar presentation and twelve (12) units of Ph.D. dissertation are required. The course work will be chosen from the Physics 300 series course offerings. This shall be determined by the Graduate Program Committee based on the students academic background and research interests. The graduate seminars are one-unit subjects involving the presentation of a research paper arising form library, independent research and dissertation works. The doctoral research work will be taken after the student has completed all the course requirements and has passed the candidacy examination. This research work is done towards the completion of the student's Ph.D. dissertation. The subsequent enrolment in doctoral research work is contingent upon the certification of the student's advicer that his/her work is satisfactorily in proress every semester. The Ph.D. dissertation is enrolled on the semester when the student is ready for the final doctoral examination.
Other Requirements:
1. Pass a written examination in his/her area of specialization.
2. Pass an oral defense of his/her dissertation.
3. Submit a preprint based on the approved dissertation and endorsed as an acceptabe article for publication in a refereed scientific journal.
COURSE OFFERINGS
Phys 301 | Special Topics in Experimental Physics | 1-3 units |
Phys 305 | Special Topics in theoretical Physics | 1-3 units |
Phys 311 | Advanced Mathematical Physics I | 3 units |
Phys 312 | Advanced Mathematical Physics II | 3 units |
Phys 313 | Advanced Mathematical Physics III | 3 units |
Phys 335 | Plasma Physics I | 3 units |
Phys 336 | Plasma Physics II | 3 units |
Phys 341 | Quantum Field Theory I | 3 units |
Phys 342 | Quantum Field Theory II | 3 units |
Phys 351 | Advanced Statistical Mechanics | 3 units |
Phys 355 | Advanced Atomic and Molecular Physics | 3 units |
Phys 361 | Quantum Electronics I | 3 units |
Phys 362 | Quantum Electronics II | 3 units |
Phys 371 | Advanced Solid State Physics I | 3 units |
Phys 372 | Advanced Solid State Physics II | 3 units |
Phys 375 | Advanced Low- Temperature Physics | 3 units |
Phys 381 | Advanced Nuclear Physics | 3 units |
Phys 385 | Current Topics in Particle Theory | 3 units |
Phys 387 | Current Topics in Experimental Particle Physics | 3 units |
Phys 390 | Independent Study | 3 units |
Phys 398 | Graduate Seminar | 1 units |
Phys 399 | Doctoral Research Work | 50 units max |
Phys 400 | Ph.D. Dissertation | 12 units |
GRADUATE PHYSICS COURSE DESCRIPTION
Physics 301. Special Topics in Experimental Physics
Advanced laboratory techniques and instrumentaion in specialized area of experimental physics that is not covered in the otehr courses. This subject maybe taken repeatedly. Credit: 1 to 3 units
Physics 305. Special Topics in theoretical Physics
Advanced topics in specialized area of thoritical physics that is not covered in the other courses. This subject maybe taken repeatedly. Credit: 3 units
Physics 311. Advanced Mathematical Physics I
Structure and representation theory of various Lie groups. Credit: 3 units
Physics 312. Advanced Mathematical Physics II
Selected advanced topics in topology, differential geometry and related areas of mathematics that important in contemporary theoretical physics. Credit: 3 units
Physics 313. Advanced Mathematical Physics III
Selected advanced topics in functional analysis, operator algebras and related areas of mathematics that are important in contemporary theoretical physics. Credit: 3 untis
Physics 335. Advanced Plama Physics
Selected advanced topics of current interest in plasma physics. Credit: 3 units
Physics 341. Quantum Field Theory I
Lagranian field theory; field quantization; Feynman path intergral in field theory; renormalization, dimensional regularization and its application to theory. Credit; 3 units
Physics 341. Quantum Field Theory II
Path integral formulation of gauge theories; perturbative evaluation of gauge theories; some applications to the theory of elementary particles; current problems.
Physics 351. Advanced Statistical Mechanics
Selected advanced topics of current interest in statistical mechanics. Credit: 3 units
Physics 355. Advanced Atomic and Molecular Physics
Selected advanced topics of current interest in atomic and molecular physics. Credit: 3 units
Physics 361. Quantum Electronics I
Selected advanced topics in laser physics such as advanced laser system; optical detectors and modulators; optical fibers and optical communicatio; optoelectonic devices' integrated opitcs. Credit: 3 units
Physics 362. Quantum Electronics II
Selected advanced topics of current interest in non-linear optics and quantum optics. Credit: 3 units
Physics 371. Advanced Solid State Physics I
Selected advanced topics in solid state physics with focus on semiconductors, metals, surfaces adn interfaces, thin films adn amorphous materials. Credit: 3 units
Physics 372. Advanced Solid State Physics II
Selected advanced topics in solid state physics with focus on dielectric materials, magnetic materials, phase transitions and low-dimensional systems. Credit: 3 units
Physics 375. Advanced Low-Temperature Physics
Selected advanced topics of urrent interest in superconductivity and superfluidity. Credit: 3 units
Physics 381. Advanced Nuclear Physics
Selected advanced topics of current interest in nuclear physics. Credit: 3 units
Physics 385. Current Topics in Particle Theory I
Current topics in the gauge theories of strong, weak and electromagnetic interactions as well as the unification problem. Credit: 3 units
Physics 386. Current Topics in Particle Theory II
Additonal current topics in theoretical particle physics. Credit: 3 units
Physics 390. Independent Study
A short-term laboratory investigation of an assigned problem. This subject may be taken repeatedly. Credit: 3 units
Physics 398. Graduate Seminar
Involves the presentation of a research paper arising from linrary, independent research and dissertation research works. This subject maybe taken repeatedly. Credit: 1 unit
Physics 399. Doctoral Research Work
Prerequisite: Passing of the candidacy examination and completion of all course requirements. This subject maybe enrolled repeatedly. Credit: 6 units up to maximum of 50 units total credit
Physics 400. Ph. D. Dissertation
Prerequisite: Passing of the candidacy examination and completion of all course requirements. Credit: 12 units