Doctor of Philosophy in the Field of Physics
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
The general requirements stated under Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Graduate Programs.
The requirements for the Doctor of Philosophy Program.
Students must pass a general examination and an oral defense of the doctoral research program.
|PHYS 6110||Mathematical Methods of Theoretical Physics|
|PHYS 6120||Advanced Mechanics|
|PHYS 6210||Electrodynamics and Classical Field Theory|
|PHYS 6220||Quantum Mechanics I|
|PHYS 6310||Statistical Mechanics|
|PHYS 6320||Quantum Mechanics II|
|PHYS 6130||Computational Physics I|
|PHYS 6230||Computational Physics II|
|PHYS 6330||Computational Physics III|
|PHYS 6510||Communications in Physics|
|One of the following options:|
|PHYS 6610||Nuclear and Particle Physics I|
|PHYS 6710||Nuclear and Particle Physics II|
|PHYS 6620||Biophysics I|
|PHYS 6720||Biophysics II|
|PHYS 6630||Astrophysics I|
|PHYS 6730||Astrophysics II|
Specific course requirements can be waived on a case-by-case basis upon approval of the department’s graduate advisor.
- Nuclear physics—experimental and theoretical studies on the structure, electromagnetic, weak and strong interactions, and scattering of few-body systems at low and intermediate energies;
- Biophysics and condensed-matter physics—experimental, theoretical, and computational studies of structures and functions of cells, biological networks and biomolecules, deciphering information encoded in genome;
- Theoretical and observational astrophysics—high-energy astrophysics, multi-wavelength studies of extreme energy-density environments and huge energy releases in astrophysical objects;
- Interdisciplinary physics, including energy research and physics education research.