Format: two 1.5-hr class meetings per week (student participation strongly encouraged); discussion on individual basis (by appointment)
Instructor: Professor Dmitry Budker
Office hours: by appointment; in 273 Birge
Course credit will be given on the basis of optional homework (0-50%) and oral presentations (50%-100%). Each student is required to make at least one presentation during the semester; more presentations are encouraged! A brief one-page (professionally formatted and edited) abstract of the presentation should be turned in at the time of presentation. Please include the presenter's name and the date of the presentation in the abstract. The abstract should be composed as if it was for a talk to be presented at the American Physical Society meeting, and should give your colleagues a convincing reason to attend your talk. It should contain important keywords that will help them identify the subject area of your research and the most important result(s) to be presented.
Synopsis of the course:
This course will consist of two components:
1. Lectures based on a new textbook by M. Auzinsh, D. Budker, and S. M. Rochester (in preparation);
2. Discussion of selected "hot" topics in AMO physics along the lines of what was done in Spring 2007, Spring 2006 or Spring 2000
The course is open for both graduate and advanced undergraduate students.
Tentative course outline:
Required text: none
Recommended texts (general):
Recommended texts (good textbooks on specific subfields):
Physics (and not-quite-physics) bed-time reading:
Acknowledgment and Disclaimer: This material is based in part upon work supported by the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recomendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation (NSF).