## Graduate Courses

**MOL 515**

**/PHY 570**

**/EEB 517**

**/CHM 517**

**Method and Logic in Quantitative Biology**Close reading of published papers illustrating the principles, achievements, and difficulties that lie at the interface of theory and experiment in biology. Two important papers, read in advance by all students, will be considered each week; the emphasis will be on discussion with students as opposed to formal lectures. Topics include: cooperativity, robust adaptation, kinetic proofreading, sequence analysis, clustering, phylogenetics, analysis of fluctuations, and maximum likelihood methods. A general tutorial on Matlab and specific tutorials for the four homework assignments will be available.Ned S. Wingreen

**PHY 503**

**Classical Mechanics: Principles and Problem Solving (Half-Term)**A graduate-level review of classical mechanics emphasizing problem solving.Staff

**PHY 504**

**Electromagnetism: Principles and Problem Solving (Half Term)**A graduate-level review of electromagnetism emphasizing problem-solving.Staff

**PHY 509**

**Quantum Field Theory**Canonical and path integral quantization of quantum fields, Feynman diagrams, gauge symmetry, elementary processes in quantum electro dynamics.Staff

**PHY 513**

**Quantum Mechanics: Principles and Problem Solving (Half Term)**A graduate-level review of quantum mechanics emphasizing problem-solving.Staff

**PHY 514**

**Statistical Physics: Principles and Problem Solving (Half-Term)**A graduate-level review of statistical physics emphasizing problem-solving.Staff

**PHY 525**

**Introduction to Condensed Matter Physics**Electronic structure of crystals, phonons, transport and magnetic properties, screening in metals, and superconductivity.Staff

**PHY 540**

**Selected Topics in Theoretical High-Energy Physics: Strings, Black Holes and Gauge Theories**Conformal field theory gauge/strings duality de Sitter space turbulanceStaff

**PHY 557**

**Electronic Methods in Experimental Physics**Experimental techniques with analog and digital electronics. Analog circuits: operational amplifiers, active filters, low-level measurements, phase-lock loops and power supplies. Digital circuits: discrete logic, flip-flops, counters, data transmission, A/D and D/A converters; and FPGA programming and microcontroller-based data acquisition. Students build about 100 circuits from voltage dividers to microcomputers.Christopher G. TullyNorman C. Jarosik