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2020-2021 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 2019-2020 can be found here.

Physics 1 abc - Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism

Fall     Physics 1a     Dr. Cheung     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 1b - Practical     Dr. Refael     Course Webpage      

Winter     Physics 1b - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh     Course Webpage         

Spring     Physics 1c - Practical     Dr. Alicea     WF 3:00 - 3:55 am     Course Webpage        

Spring     Physics 1c - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh     WF 11:00 - 11:55 am     Course Webpage         

Physics 2 abc - Waves, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 2a     Dr. Porter     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 2b     Dr. Cheung     Course Webpage        

Spring     Physics 2c     Dr. Adhikari     TR 11:00 - 11:55 am     Course Webpage             

Physics 3 - Physics Laboratory

Fall     Dr. E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Winter     Dr. E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage         

Spring     Dr. E. Black/ Dr. Libbrecht    OM,M 2:00 - 2:55 pm     Course Webpage 

Physics 5/105 - Analog Electronics for Physicists Laboratory

Not offered AY 2020-2021

Physics 6 - Physics Laboratory

Winter     Dr. Politzer/F. Rice     Course Webpage (please see course schedule for time offerings)

Physics 7 - Physics Laboratory

Spring     - canceled

Physics 8 bc - Experiments in Electromagnetism

Winter     Physics 8b     Dr. Spiropulu     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 8c     Dr. Spiropulu     Course Webpage

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     Dr. R Phillips

Physics 12 abc - Waves, Quantum Physics and Statistical Mechanics

Fall     Physics 12a     Dr. X. Chen     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 12b     Dr. Filippone     Course Webpage     

Spring     Physics 12c     Dr. Patterson     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     Course Webpage    

Physics 20 - Computational Physics Laboratory I

Fall     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

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

Physics 21 - Computational Physics Laboratory II

Fall     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

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

Physics 22 - Computational Physics Laboratory III

Fall     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage   

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage

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

Physics 70 - Oral and Written Communication

Fall     Dr. Hitlin     Course Webpage

Spring     Dr. Hitlin     T 2:00 - 3:55 pm     Course Webpage

Physics 77 abc - Advanced Physics Laboratory

Fall     Physics 77ab     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht    

Winter     Physics 77ac     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage  (Ph 77b canceled)

Spring     Physics 77a     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage  (Ph 77b,c canceled) 

Physics 78 abc - Physics Senior Thesis (Experiment)

Fall     Physics 78a     Dr. Libbrecht

Winter     Physics 78b     Dr. Libbrecht

Spring     Physics 78c     Dr. Libbrecht

Physics 79 abc - Physics Senior Thesis (Theory)

Fall     Physics 79a     Dr. Libbrecht

Winter     Physics 79b     Dr. Libbrecht

Spring     Physics 79c     Dr. Libbrecht

Physics 101 - Order-of-Magnitude Physics

Spring     Physics 101     Dr. Phinney     MW 1:00 - 2:25 pm     Course Webpage

Physics 106 abc - Topics in Classical Physics

Fall     Physics 106a     Dr. Fuller     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 106b    Dr. Golwala     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 106c     Dr. Golwala/Dr. Hutzler     MWF 11:00 - 11:55 am     Course Webpage

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

Winter     Physics 118a     Dr. Roukes     Course Webpage

Spring     Physics 118b     Dr. Roukes     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     Course Webpage

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. Refael     OM,T 10:30 - 11:25 am     Course Webpage     

Physics 125 abc - Quantum Mechanics

Fall     Physics 125a     Dr. Wise     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 125b     Dr. Wise     Course Webpage        

Spring     Physics 125c     Dr. Y. Chen     MWF 10:00 - 10:55 am     Course Webpage

Physics 127 ab - Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 127a     Dr. Motrunich     Course Webpage    

Winter     Physics 127b     Dr. Motrunich     Course Webpage     

Physics 129 abc - Mathematical Methods of Physics 

Fall     Physics 129a     Group Theory     Dr. X Chen     Course Webpage   

Winter     Physics 129b    Analytic Methods     Dr. Chatziioannou     Course Webpage        

Physics 135 - Introduction to Condensed Matter

Fall     Dr. Refael     Course Webpage

Physics 136 abc -  Applications of Classical Mechanics

Fall     Physics 136a     Dr. Phinney     Course Webpage

Fall     Physics 136b     Dr. Fuller     Course Webpage     

Fall     Physics 136c     Dr. Teukolsky     TR 1:00 - 2:25 pm     Course Webpage

Physics 137ab - Atoms and Photons

Fall     Physics 137a     Dr. Hutzler     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 137b     Dr. Endres     Course Webpage     

Physics 139 - Introduction to Particle Physics

Winter     Dr. Weinstein     Course Webpage     

Physics 177 - Advanced Experimental Physics

Spring     Dr. Hutzler/Dr. F. Rice 

Physics 198 - Nuclear Physics

Spring     Dr. Filippone     TR 10:30 - 11:55 pm     Course Webpage   

Physics 201 - Candidacy Physics Fitness

Spring     Dr. Endres     F 2:30 - 4:25 pm     Course Webpage

Physics 205 abc - Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Fall     Physics 205a     Dr. Gukov     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 205b     Dr. Zurek     Course Webpage    

Spring     Physics 205c     Dr. Kapustin     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     Course Webpage

Physics 219 abc - Quantum Computation

Fall     Physics 219a     Dr. Preskill     Course Webpage        

Winter     Physics 219b     Dr. Kitaev     Course Webpage    

Physics 223 ab - Advanced Condensed-Matter Physics

Winter     Physics 223a     Dr. Alicea     Course Webpage    

Spring     Physics 223b     Dr. Kitaev     MW 9:00 - 10:25 am     Course Webpage    

Physics 229 ab - Advanced Mathematical Methods of Physics

Winter     Physics 229a     Dr. Kapustin     Course Webpage    

Physics 230 ab - Elementary Particle Theory

Fall     Physics 230a     Dr. Zurek     Course Webpage   

Spring     Physics 230a     Dr. Ooguri       MW 9:00 - 10:25 am     Course Webpage 

Physics 242 ab - Physics Seminar

Fall     Physics 242a     Dr. Patterson     Course Webpage   

Winter     Physics 242b     Dr. Patterson     Course Webpage     

Physics 250 - String Theory

Winter     Dr. Gukov     Course Webpage