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2019-2020 Physics Course Schedule and Websites

For information about all courses, including those not offered this year, please refer to the Caltech catalog here. Course webpages from 2018-2019 can be found here.

Physics 1 abc - Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism

Fall     Physics 1a     Dr. Cheung     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 1b - Practical     WF 3:00 - 3:55 pm     201 E. BRG     Dr. Refael     Course Webpage     

Winter     Physics 1b - Analytical     WF 11:00 - 11:55 am     201 E. BRG     Dr. Hsieh     Course Webpage     

Spring     Physics 1c - Practical     Dr. Alicea    

Spring     Physics 1c - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh  

Physics 2 abc - Waves, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 2a     Dr. Porter

Winter     Physics 2b     TR 11:00 - 11:55 am     201 E. BRG     Dr. Cheung     Course Webpage     

Spring     Physics 2c     Dr. Filippone     

Physics 3 - Physics Laboratory

Fall     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Winter     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     OM, M 1:00 - 1:55 pm     201 E. BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     E. Black/ Dr. Libbrecht

Physics 5/105 - Analog Electronics for Physicists Laboratory

Fall     Dr. Libbrecht/F. Rice     Course Webpage

Physics 6 - Physics Laboratory

Winter     Dr. Politzer/F. Rice     OM, T 3:00-3:55 pm     201 E. BRG     Course Webpage

Physics 7 - Physics Laboratory

Spring     Dr. Politzer/F. Rice

Physics 8 bc - Experiments in Electromagnetism

Winter     Physics 8b     OM, M 3:00-3:55 pm     201 E. BRG     Dr. Spiropulu     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 8c     Dr. Spiropulu

FS/Physics 9 - The Science of Music

Fall     Dr. Politzer     Course Webpage

Physics 10 - Frontiers in Physics

Fall     Dr. Spiropulu     Course Webpage

FS/Physics 11 - Beyond Physics

Fall/Winter/Spring     Dr. R Phillips     Course Webpage

Physics 12 abc - Waves, Quantum Physics and Statistical Mechanics

Fall     Physics 12a     Dr. X Chen     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 12b     Dr. Filippone     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     269 LAU     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 12c     Dr. Simmons-Duffin

Physics 20 - Computational Physics Laboratory I

Fall     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM,M 3:00 - 3:55 pm    304 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Physics 21 - Computational Physics Laboratory II

Fall     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM,M 3:00 - 3:55 pm    304 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Physics 22 - Computational Physics Laboratory III

Fall     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein   

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     OM,M 3:00 - 3:55 pm    304 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Physics 50 ab - Caltech Physics League

Fall     Physics 50a     Dr. Refael

Winter     Physics 50b   Dr. Refael

Physics 70 - Oral and Written Communication

Fall     Dr. Hitlin     Course Webpage

Spring     Dr. Hitlin

Physics 77 abc - Advanced Physics Laboratory

Fall     Physics 77ab     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 77abc     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     OM,M 3:00 - 3:55 pm    210 BRG     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 77abc     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht

Physics 78 abc - Physics Senior Thesis

Fall     Physics 78abc     Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 78abc     Dr. Libbrecht

Physics 79 abc - Physics Senior Thesis

Fall     Physics 79abc     Dr. Libbrecht    Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 79abc     Dr. Libbrecht

Physics 106 abc - Topics in Classical Physics

Fall     Physics 106a     Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 106b    Dr. Golwala     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     107 DWN     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 106c     Dr. Golwala

Physics/APh/EE/BE 118 ab - Physics of Measurement

Fall     Physics 118a     Dr. Roukes     Course Webpage

Spring    Physics 118b     Dr. Roukes

Physics 121 abc - Computational Physics Lab

Fall     Physics 121a     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 121b     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 121c     Dr. Motrunich

Physics 125 abc - Quantum Mechanics

Fall     Physics 125a     Dr. Wise     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 125b     Dr. Wise     MWF 10:00 - 10:55 am     107 DWN     

Spring     Physics 125c     Dr. Wise

Physics 127 ab - Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 127a     Dr. Motrunich    

Winter     Physics 127b     Dr. Motrunich     MW 1:00 - 2:25 pm     107 DWN    

Physics 129 abc - Mathematical Methods of Physics 

Fall     Physics 129a     Probability & Statistics     Dr. Porter     Course Webpage       

Note the order of 129b and 129c, which differs from the information in the catalog. The information below is the order in which the classes are offered.

Winter     Physics 129b     Group Theory     Dr. X Chen     TR 9:00 - 10:25 am     107 DWN     Course Webpage       

Spring     Physics 129c    PDE's     Dr. Ooguri  

Physics 135 - Introduction to Condensed Matter

Fall     Dr. Refael     Course Webpage

Physics 137ab - Atoms and Photons

Fall     Physics 137a     Dr. Hutzler     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 137b     Dr. Endres     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     469 DWN     Course Webpage

Physics 139 - Introduction to Particle Physics

Spring     Dr. Patterson 

Physics 177 - Advanced Experimental Physics

Winter     Dr. Hutzler/F. Rice     OM, T 2:00-2:55 pm     201 E. BRG

Spring     Dr. Hutzler/F. Rice 

Physics 201 - Candidacy Physics Fitness

Spring     Dr. Endres   

Physics 205 abc - Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Fall     Physics 205a     Dr. Gukov     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 205b     Dr. Gukov     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     103 DWN     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 205c     Dr. Kapustin

Physics 219 abc - Quantum Computation

Fall     Physics 219a     Dr. Preskill        

Winter     Physics 219b     Dr. Brandao     MW 2:30 - 3:55 pm     103 DWN

Physics 223 ab - Advanced Condensed-Matter Physics

Winter     Physics 223a     Dr. Alicea     MW 9:00 - 10:25 am     103 DWN

Spring     Physics 223b     Dr. Kitaev

Physics 229 ab - Advanced Mathematical Methods of Physics

Fall     Physics 229a     Dr. Kapustin    

Physics 230 ab - Elementary Particle Theory

Fall     Physics 230a     Dr. Zurek   

Physics 236 abc - General Relativity

Fall     Physics 236a     Dr. Y Chen           

Winter     Physics 236b     Dr. Teukolsky     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     269 LAU

Physics 237 - Gravitational Radiation

Spring     Physics 237     Dr. Adhikari

Physics 242 ab - Physics Seminar

Fall     Physics 242a     Dr. Patterson

Winter     Physics 242b     Dr. Patterson    F 12:00 - 1:55 pm     B157 W. BRG