2017-2018 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 2016-2017 can be found here.

Spring Schedule Grid

Physics 1 abc - Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism

Physics 1a     Dr. Zmuidzinas     Fall     

Physics 1b - Practical     Dr. Y Chen     Winter      Course Webpage

Physics 1b - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 1c - Practical     Dr. Alicea     Spring     Course Webpage

Physics 1c - Analytical     Dr. Hsieh     Spring      Course Webpage

Physics 2 abc - Waves, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics

Physics 2a     Dr. Adhikari     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 2b     Dr. Martin     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 2c     Dr. Filippone     Spring      Course Webpage  

Physics 3 - Physics Laboratory

Fall     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht    

Winter     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht       

Spring     E. Black/ Dr. Libbrecht      Course Webpage

Physics 5/105 - Analog Electronics for Physicists

Dr. Libbrecht/F. Rice     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 6 - Physics Laboratory

Dr. Politzer/F. Rice     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 7 - Physics Laboratory

Dr. Politzer/F. Rice     Spring 

Physics 8 bc - Experiments in Electromagnetism

Physics 8b     Dr. Spiropulu     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 8c     Dr. Spiropulu     Spring     Course Webpage

FS/Physics 9 - The Science of Music

Dr. Politzer     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 10 - Frontiers in Physics

Dr. Spiropulu     Fall     Course Webpage

FS/Physics 11 - Research Tutorial

Dr. R Phillips     Course Webpage

Physics 12 abc - Waves, Quantum Physics and Statistical Mechanics

Physics 12a     Dr. X Chen     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 12b     Dr. Filippone     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 12c     Dr. Zmuidzinas    Spring      Course Webpage

Physics 20 - Computational Physics Laboratory I

Fall     C. Mach/Dr. Prince     

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Prince     

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Prince     Course Webpage

Physics 21 - Computational Physics Laboratory II

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Prince    

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Prince     Course Webpage

Physics 22 - Computational Physics Laboratory III

Winter     C.Mach/Dr. Prince     

Spring     C. Mach/Dr. Prince     Course Webpage

Physics 50 ab - Caltech Physics League

Physics 50a     Dr. Patterson/Dr. Refael     Fall   

Physics 50b     Dr. Patterson/Dr. Refael     Winter

Physics 70 - Oral and Written Communication

Dr. Hitlin     Spring      Course Webpage

Physics 77 abc - Advanced Physics Laboratory

Physics 77ab     Fall     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht   

Physics 77abc     Winter     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht   

Physics 77abc     E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     Spring      Course Webpage

Physics 103 - Atomic and Molecular Physics

Dr. Hutzler     Fall    Course Webpage

Physics 106 abc - Topics in Classical Physics

Physics 106a     Dr. Weinstein     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 106b     Dr. Golwala/Dr. Weinstein     Winter    Course Webpage

Physics 106c     Dr. Golwala     Spring      Course Webpage

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

Physics 118a     Dr. Roukes     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 118b     Dr. Roukes     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 121 abc - Computational Physics Lab

Physics 121a     Dr. Refael     Fall          

Physics 121b     Dr. Refael/Dr. Teukolsky    Winter    

Physics 121c     Dr. Motrunich     Spring  

Physics 125 abc - Quantum Mechanics

Physics 125a     Dr. Wise     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 125b     Dr. Brandao     Winter    Course Webpage

Physics 125c     Dr. Cheung     Spring    

Physics 127 abc - Statistical Physics

Physics 127a     Dr. Motrunich     Fall     Course Webpage (Moodle, available to registered students)

Physics 127b     Dr. Motrunich     Winter  

Physics 127c     Dr. Brandao     Spring      

Physics 129 abc - Mathematical Methods of Physics

Physics 129a     PDE's     Dr. Porter     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 129b     Group Theory     Dr. X Chen     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 129c     Probability & Statistics     Dr. Porter     Spring      Course Webpage

Physics 135 abc - Applications of Quantum Mechanics

Physics 135a     Introduction to Condensed Matter     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 135b     Quantum Optics     Dr. Endres     Winter

Physics 135c     Introduction to Particle Physics     Dr. Patterson     Spring     Course Webpage

Physics 201 - Candidacy Physics Fitness

Dr. Endres     Spring 

Physics 205 abc - Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Physics 205a     Dr. Kapustin     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 205b     Dr. Kapustin     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 205c     Dr. Wise     Spring 

Physics 217 - Introduction to the Standard Model

Dr. Cheung     Spring   

Physics 219 abc - Quantum Computation

Physics 219a     Dr. Kitaev     Fall        

Physics 219b     Dr. Preskill     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 219c     Dr. Kitaev/Dr. Preskill     Spring 

Physics 223 ab - Advanced Condensed-Matter Physics

Physics 223a     Dr. Alicea     Winter

Physics 223b     Dr. X Chen     Spring      Course Webpage

Physics 229 ab - Advanced Mathematical Methods of Physics

Physics 229a     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     Winter    Course Webpage

Physics 229b     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     Spring 

Physics 230 ab - Elementary Particle Theory

Physics 230a     Dr. Ooguri     Fall     Course Webpage

Physics 230b     Dr. Gukov     Winter     Course Webpage

Physics 236 ab - General Relativity

Physics 236a     Dr. Y Chen     Fall     

Physics 236b     Dr. Teukolsky     Winter

Physics 237 - Gravitational Waves

Dr. Adhikari     Spring 

Physics 242 ab - Physics Seminar

Physics 242a     Dr. Stone     Fall   

Physics 242b     Dr. Stone     Winter