My group works at the interface of theoretical condensed matter, high energy, mathematical and atomic physics. We specialize in the study of dynamics in strongly interacting quantum manybody systems.
PHYS 1120  General Physics 2
Teaching Assistant

Spring 2020
Three lect., one rec. per week, plus three evening exams in the fall and spring semesters. Second semester of threesemester introductory sequence for science and engineering students. Covers electricity and magnetism, wave motion and optics. Normally is taken concurrently with PHYS 1140. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 1125.
PHYS 2170  Foundations of Modern Physics
Primary Instructor

Fall 2021
Covers special relativity, quantum mechanics and atomic structure. Completes the threesemester sequence of general physics for physics and engineering physics majors. Normally taken with the laboratory PHYS 2150. Degree credit not granted for this course and PHYS 2130.
PHYS 4410  Quantum Mechanics 2
Primary Instructor

Fall 2020 / Spring 2023
Extends quantum mechanics to include perturbation theory and its applications to atomic fine structure, multiparticle systems, interactions with external forces, the periodic table and dynamical processes including electromagnetic transition rates.
PHYS 5040  Intermediate Mathematical Physics 2
Primary Instructor

Spring 2021
Continuation of PHYS 5030. Includes group theory, special functions, integral transforms, integral equations and calculus of variations. Recommended prerequisite: PHYS 5030. Same as MATH 5040.
PHYS 5210  Theoretical Mechanics
Primary Instructor

Fall 2022 / Fall 2023 / Fall 2024
Variational principles, Lagrange's equations, Hamilton's equations, motion of rigid body, relativistic mechanics, transformation theory, continuum mechanics, small oscillations, HamiltonJacobi theory.
PHYS 7450  Theory of Solid State 2
Primary Instructor

Fall 2019
Second semester of condensed matter physics, covers topics in soft condensed matter physics, liquid crystals, semiconductors, Quantum Hall effect, Fractional Quantum Hall effect, superconductivity and other topics at the discretion of the instructor.
PHYS 7810  Special Topics in Physics
Primary Instructor

Spring 2024
Various topics not normally covered in the curriculum; offered intermittently depending on student demand and availability of instructors. May be repeated up to 7 total credit hours.