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2021-2022 Physics Course Schedule and Websites

For information about all courses, including those not offered this year, please refer to the Caltech Catalog here. Course web pages from 2020-2021 can be found here.

Physics 1 abc - Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism

Fall     Physics 1a     Dr. Cheung     WF 11:00 - 11:55 am     BCK AUD     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 1b - Practical     Dr. Refael          

Winter     Physics 1b - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh       

Spring     Physics 1c - Practical     Dr. Cissé

Spring     Physics 1c - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh  

Physics 2 abc - Waves, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 2a     Dr. Porter     TR 11:00 - 11:55 am     BAX Lecture Hall     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 2b     Dr. Cheung     

Spring     Physics 2c     Dr. Adhikari

Physics 3 - Physics Laboratory

Fall     Dr. E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht    308 BRG     Course Webpage

Winter     Dr. E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht              

Spring     Dr. E. Black/ Dr. Libbrecht     

Physics 5/105 - Analog Electronics for Physicists Laboratory

Fall     Dr. Libbrecht/Dr. Rice    OM,T 4:00 - 4:55 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Physics 6 - Physics Laboratory

Winter     Dr. Politzer/Dr. Rice

Physics 7 - Physics Laboratory

Spring     Dr. Politzer/Dr. Rice

Physics 8 bc - Experiments in Electromagnetism

Winter     Physics 8b     Dr. Spiropulu

Spring     Physics 8c     Dr. Spiropulu

FS/Physics 9 - The Science of Music

Fall     Dr. Politzer     MF 1:00 - 1:55 pm     469 LAU     Course Webpage

Physics 10 - Frontiers in Physics

Fall     Dr. Spiropulu     W 12:00 - 1:55 pm     269 LAU     Course Webpage

FS/Physics 11 - Beyond Physics

Fall/Winter/Spring     Dr. R Phillips

Physics 12 abc - Waves, Quantum Physics and Statistical Mechanics

Fall     Physics 12a     Dr. X. Chen     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     201 BRG      Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 12b     Dr. Filippone

Spring     Physics 12c     Dr. Patterson

Physics 20 - Computational Physics Laboratory I

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

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Physics 21 - Computational Physics Laboratory II

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

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Physics 22 - Computational Physics Laboratory III

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

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Weinstein

Physics 70 - Oral and Written Communication

Fall     Dr. Hitlin     T 2:00 - 3:55 pm     469 LAU     Course Webpage

Winter     Dr. Hitlin

Spring     Dr. Hitlin

Physics 77 abc - Advanced Physics Laboratory

Fall     Physics 77ab     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht    OM,M 3:00 - 3:55 pm     269 LAU     Ph 77a Course Webpage   /   Ph 77b Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 77a     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht

Spring     Physics 77a     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht

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 106 abc - Topics in Classical Physics

Fall     Physics 106a     Dr. Fuller     MWF 11:00 - 11:55 am     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 106b    Dr. Golwala

Spring     Physics 106c     Dr. Golwala

Physics 121 abc - Computational Physics Lab

Fall     Physics 121a     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     OM,T 10:30 - 11:25 am     187 LINDE     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 121b     Dr. Simmons-Duffin

Spring     Physics 121c     Dr. Refael

Physics 125 abc - Quantum Mechanics

Fall     Physics 125a     Dr. Wise     MWF 10:00 - 10:55 am     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 125b     Dr. Porter

Spring     Physics 125c     Dr. Y. Chen

Physics 127 ab - Statistical Physics of Interacting Systems, Phases, and Phase Transitions

Fall     Physics 127a     Dr. Motrunich     MW 1:00 - 2:30 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage    

Winter     Physics 127b     Dr. Motrunich

Physics 129 abc - Mathematical Methods of Physics 

Fall     Physics 129a     Group Theory     Dr. X Chen     TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 129b    PDE's     Dr. Chatziioannou

Physics 135 - Introduction to Condensed Matter

Fall     Dr. Refael     TR 1:00 - 2:25 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Physics 137ab - Atoms and Photons

Fall     Physics 137a     Dr. Hutzler     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     269 LAU     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 137b     Dr. Endres

Physics 139 - Introduction to Particle Physics

Winter     Dr. Weinstein

Physics 177 - Advanced Experimental Physics

Winter     Dr. Hutzler/Dr. Rice 

Spring     Dr. Hutzler/Dr. Rice 

Physics 201 - Candidacy Physics Fitness

Spring     Dr. Endres

Physics 205 abc - Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Fall     Physics 205a     Dr. Kapustin     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     269 LAU     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 205b     Dr. Zurek

Spring     Physics 205c     Dr. Wise

Physics 219 abc - Quantum Computation

Fall     Physics 219a     Dr. Preskill     MW 2:30 - 3:55 pm     201 BRG     Course Webpage        

Winter     Physics 219b     Dr. Kitaev

Spring     Physics 219c     Dr. Preskill

Physics 223 ab - Advanced Condensed-Matter Physics

Winter     Physics 223a     Dr. Alicea

Spring     Physics 223b     Dr. Alicea

Physics 229 ab - Advanced Mathematical Methods of Physics

Fall     Physics 229a     Dr. Ooguri       TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     469 LAU     Course Webpage   

Spring     Physics 229b     Dr. Kapustin

Physics 230 ab - Elementary Particle Theory

Fall     Physics 230a     Dr. Zurek       MW 9:00 - 10:25 am     469 LAU     Course Webpage   

Spring     Physics 230b     Dr. Gukov

Physics 232 - Topological QFT

Fall     Dr. Gukov       MW 1:00 - 2:25 pm     107 DWN     Course Webpage

Physics 236 abc - General Relativity

Fall     Physics 236a     Dr. Chatziioannou       TR 2:30 - 3:55 pm     269 LAU     Course Webpage   

Winter     Physics 236b     Dr. Teukolsky

Physics 237 - Gravitational Radiation

Spring     Dr. Y. Chen

Physics 242 ab - Physics Seminar

Fall     Physics 242a     Dr. Patterson       F 11:00 am - 12:15 pm     269 LAU     Course Webpage   

Winter     Physics 242b     Dr. Patterson