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2023-2024 Physics Course Schedule and Websites

For information about all courses, including those not offered this year, please refer to the Caltech Catalog. Course web pages from 2022-2023 can be found here.

Physics 1 abc - Classical Mechanics and Electromagnetism

Fall     Physics 1a     Dr. Cheung     WF 11:00 - 11:55 am     201 BRG     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 1b - Practical     Dr. Chen     TBA   

Winter     Physics 1b - Analytical     Dr. Patterson     TBA   

Spring     Physics 1c - Practical     Dr. Refael     TBA    

Spring     Physics 1c - Analytical     Dr. Paterson     TBA    

Physics 2 abc - Waves, Quantum Mechanics and Statistical Physics

Fall     Physics 2a     Dr. Hildebrandt     TR 11:00 - 11:55 am    T: 201 BRG, R: 269 LAU     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 2b     Dr. Filippone     TBA    

Spring     Physics 2c     Dr. Porter     TBA    

Physics 3 - Physics Laboratory

Fall     Dr. E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht    308 BRG     Course Webpage    (See Registrar's course schedule for section times)

Winter     Dr. E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     308 BRG          (See Registrar's course schedule for section times)

Spring     Dr. E. Black/ Dr. Libbrecht     308 BRG         (See Registrar's course schedule for section times)

FS/Physics 4 - Freshman Seminar: Astrophysics and Cosmology with Open Data

Fall     Dr. Weinstein    TR 1:00 - 2:25 pm     289 Linde     Course Webpage

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     TBA     

Physics 7 - Physics Laboratory

Spring     Dr. Politzer/Dr. Rice     TBA     

Physics 8 bc - Experiments in Electromagnetism

Winter     Physics 8b     Dr. Spiropulu     TBA    

Spring     Physics 8c     Dr. Spiropulu     TBA    

FS/Physics 9 - The Science of Music

Fall     Dr. Politzer    MW 1:00 - 1:55 pm     387 Linde     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. Zmuidzinas     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am    T: 269 LAU, R: 201 BRG     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 12b     Dr. McCuller     TBA    

Spring     Physics 12c     Dr. Simmons-Duffin     TBA   

Physics 20 - Computational Physics Laboratory I

Fall     Dr. Adhikari    WF 1:00  - 3:55 pm    183 Linde     Course Webpage

Winter     Dr. Adhikari/Dr. McCuller     TBA     

Physics 21 - Computational Physics Laboratory II

Winter     Dr. Adhikari/Dr. McCuller     TBA  

Spring     Dr. McCuller     TBA    

Physics 22 - Computational Physics Laboratory III

Spring     C. McCuller     TBA    

Physics 50 ab - Caltech Physics League

Fall     Physics 50a     Dr. Refael     TBA     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 50b     Dr. Refael     TBA    

Physics 70 - Oral and Written Communication

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

Spring     Dr. Hitlin     TBA    

Physics 77 abc - Advanced Physics Laboratory

Fall     Dr. E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     OM,T 3:00 - 3:55 pm     210 BRG     Course Webpage

Winter     Dr. E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     TBA    

Spring     Dr. E. Black/Dr. Libbrecht     TBA     

Physics 78 abc - Physics Senior Thesis (Experiment)

Fall     Physics 78a     Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 78b     Dr. Libbrecht    

Spring     Physics 78c     Dr. Libbrecht     

Physics 79 abc - Physics Senior Thesis (Theory)

Fall     Physics 79a     Dr. Libbrecht     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 79b     Dr. Libbrecht    

Spring     Physics 79c     Dr. Libbrecht     

Astrophysics/Physics 104 - Relativistic Astrophysics

Spring     Dr. Most     TBA    

Physics 106 abc - Topics in Classical Physics

Fall     Physics 106a     Dr. Fuller     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     107 DWN     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 106b    Dr. Golwala     TBA    

Spring     Physics 106c     Dr. Golwala     TBA    

Physics 107 - Classical and Laser Optics

Spring     Dr. Hutzler and Dr. Adhikari     TBA    

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

Spring     Physics 118a     Dr. Roukes     TBA      

Physics 121 abc - Computational Physics Lab 

Spring     Physics 121c     Dr. Motrunich     TBA   

Physics 125 abc - Quantum Mechanics

Fall     Physics 125a     Dr. Porter     MWF 10:00 - 10:55 am     107 DWN     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 125b     Dr. Porter     TBA    

Spring     Physics 125c     Dr. Cheun     TBA    

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

Fall     Physics 127a     Dr. Motrunich     MW 1:00 - 2:25 pm    201 BRG     Course Webpage    

Winter     Physics 127b     Dr. Motrunich     TBA    

Physics 129 abc - Mathematical Methods of Physics 

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

Winter     Physics 129b    PDE's     Dr. Chatziioannou     TBA    

Physics 135 - Introduction to Condensed Matter

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

Physics/APh 137ab - Atoms and Photons

Fall     Physics 137a     Dr. Hutzler     TR 10:30 - 11:55 am     103 DWN     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 137b     Dr. Endres     TBA    

Physics 139 - Introduction to Particle Physics

Winter     Dr. Weinstein     TBA    

Physics 177 - Advanced Experimental Physics

Winter     Dr. Hutzler/Dr. Rice    

Spring     Dr. Hutzler/Dr. Rice     

Physics 201 - Candidacy Physics Fitness

Spring     Dr. Endres     TBA  

Physics 203 - Nuclear Physics

Spring     Dr. Filippone     TBA   

Physics 205 abc - Relativistic Quantum Field Theory

Fall     Physics 205a     Dr. Wise     MW 10:30 - 11:55 am     103 DWN     Course Webpage

Winter     Physics 205b     Dr. Wise     TBA    

Spring     Physics 205c     Dr. Wise     TBA     

Physics/CS 219 abc - Quantum Computation

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

Winter     Physics 219b     Dr. Kitaev     TBA    

Spring     Physics 219c     Dr. Preskill     TBA    

Physics 223 ab - Advanced Condensed-Matter Physics

Winter     Physics 223a     Dr. Alicea     TBA    

Spring     Physics 223b     Dr. Alicea     TBA   

Physics 229 ab - Advanced Mathematical Methods of Physics

Winter     Physics 229a     Dr. Kapustin     TBA    

Spring     Physics 229b     Dr. Kapustin     TBA    

Physics 230 ab - Elementary Particle Theory

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

Winter     Physics 230b     Dr. Ooguri     TBA    

Physics 235 ab - Theoretical Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

Fall     Physics 235a     Dr. Zurek     MW 1:00 - 2:25 pm     469 LAU      Course Webpage   

Winter     Physics 235b     Dr. Zurek     TBA    

Physics 236 ab - General Relativity

Fall     Physics 235a     Dr. Chatziioannou     TR 1:30 - 3:55 pm     269 LAU      Course Webpage   

Winter     Physics 235b     Dr. Teukolsky     TBA 

Physics 237 - Gravitational Radiation

Spring     Dr. Y. Chen     TBA     103 DWN     

Physics 242 ab - Physics Seminar

Fall     Physics 242a     Dr. Libbrecht     F 12:00 - 1:55 pm     B160 BRG     Course Webpage   

Winter     Physics 242b     Dr. Libbrecht     TBA