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## Program Information

The Department of Physics is dedicated to advancing the forefronts of knowledge in both pure and applied physics, thus providing an exciting intellectual climate for our graduate students. Our research activities include astrophysics (particle astrophysics, cosmology and gravitation), condensed matter and materials physics (experimental, theoretical and computational), low temperature physics, elementary particle physics (experimental and theoretical) and biological physics. With such diversity in research offerings you will have an opportunity to pursue research in most areas of contemporary physics. In spite of the size of our Department, we are committed to designing a program of graduate study that is tailored to your experience and interests. Our Graduate Coordinator sees that each of our graduate students receives personal attention and advice as they progress toward their advanced degree.

### Graduate Program Overview

#### Preliminary Examination

- Covers undergraduate subject matter
- Given twice a year; two years to complete

#### Graduate Core Courses

- Two semesters of quantum mechanics
- Two semesters of electromagnetism
- One semester of classical mechanics
- One semester of statistical mechanics
- Waivers given for equivalent
- Work at other institutions
- Completed in first or second years

#### Distribution Requirement

- Advanced course work in three subfields
- Usually completed by the end of the second year

#### Highlights

- Involvement in research in first summer (or sooner)!
- Diversity of research interdisciplinary options!
- Individualized program designed to meet the unique background of each student!

For more information, please see our website: http://www.physics.ufl.edu.

## Degrees Offered with a Major in Physics

- Doctor of Philosophy
- without a concentration
- concentration in Imaging Science and Technology

- Master of Science
- Master of Science in Teaching

Requirements for these degrees are given in the Graduate Degrees section of this catalog.

## Physics Courses

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY 5905 | Individual Work | 1-4 |

PHY 6246 | Classical Mechanics | 3 |

PHY 6346 | Electromagnetic Theory I | 3 |

PHY 6347 | Electromagnetic Theory II | 3 |

PHY 6536 | Statistical Mechanics I | 3 |

PHY 6555C | Cryogenics | 4 |

PHY 6645 | Quantum Mechanics I | 3 |

PHY 6646 | Quantum Mechanics II | 3 |

PHY 6648 | Quantum Field Theory I | 3 |

PHY 6905 | Individual Work | 1-4 |

PHY 6910 | Supervised Research | 1-5 |

PHY 6920 | Departmental Colloquium | 1 |

PHY 6932 | Seminar in Molecular and Computational Physics | 1 |

PHY 6943 | Internship in College Teaching | 2-4 |

PHY 6971 | Research for Master's Thesis | 1-15 |

PHY 7097 | Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics | 3 |

PHY 7669 | Quantum Field Theory II | 3 |

PHY 7979 | Advanced Research | 1-12 |

PHY 7980 | Research for Doctoral Dissertation | 1-15 |

PHZ 5155C | Physical Modeling and Simulation | 3 |

PHZ 5354 | Introduction to Particle Physics | 3 |

PHZ 6355 | Elementary Particle Physics I | 3 |

PHZ 6358 | Standard Model of Elementary Particles I | 3 |

PHZ 6391 | Seminar in Astrophysics | 1 |

PHZ 6392 | Seminar in Particle Physics | 1 |

PHZ 6426 | Solid State I | 3 |

PHZ 6493 | Seminar in Condensed Matter Physics | 1 |

PHZ 6607 | Special and General Relativity | 3 |

PHZ 7357 | Elementary Particle Physics II | 3 |

PHZ 7359 | Standard Model of Elementary Particles II | 3 |

PHZ 7427 | Solid State II | 3 |

PHZ 7428 | Modern Condensed Matter Physics | 3 |

PHZ 7429 | Phases of Condensed Matter | 3 |

PHZ 7608 | Special and General Relativity II | 3 |

## Physics Departmental Courses

Code | Title | Credits |
---|---|---|

PHY 5905 | Individual Work | 1-4 |

PHY 6246 | Classical Mechanics | 3 |

PHY 6346 | Electromagnetic Theory I | 3 |

PHY 6347 | Electromagnetic Theory II | 3 |

PHY 6536 | Statistical Mechanics I | 3 |

PHY 6555C | Cryogenics | 4 |

PHY 6645 | Quantum Mechanics I | 3 |

PHY 6646 | Quantum Mechanics II | 3 |

PHY 6648 | Quantum Field Theory I | 3 |

PHY 6905 | Individual Work | 1-4 |

PHY 6910 | Supervised Research | 1-5 |

PHY 6920 | Departmental Colloquium | 1 |

PHY 6932 | Seminar in Molecular and Computational Physics | 1 |

PHY 6943 | Internship in College Teaching | 2-4 |

PHY 6971 | Research for Master's Thesis | 1-15 |

PHY 7097 | Advanced Topics in Theoretical Physics | 3 |

PHY 7669 | Quantum Field Theory II | 3 |

PHY 7979 | Advanced Research | 1-12 |

PHY 7980 | Research for Doctoral Dissertation | 1-15 |

PHZ 5155C | Physical Modeling and Simulation | 3 |

PHZ 5354 | Introduction to Particle Physics | 3 |

PHZ 6355 | Elementary Particle Physics I | 3 |

PHZ 6358 | Standard Model of Elementary Particles I | 3 |

PHZ 6391 | Seminar in Astrophysics | 1 |

PHZ 6392 | Seminar in Particle Physics | 1 |

PHZ 6426 | Solid State I | 3 |

PHZ 6493 | Seminar in Condensed Matter Physics | 1 |

PHZ 6607 | Special and General Relativity | 3 |

PHZ 7357 | Elementary Particle Physics II | 3 |

PHZ 7359 | Standard Model of Elementary Particles II | 3 |

PHZ 7427 | Solid State II | 3 |

PHZ 7428 | Modern Condensed Matter Physics | 3 |

PHZ 7429 | Phases of Condensed Matter | 3 |

PHZ 7608 | Special and General Relativity II | 3 |

## physics

SLO 1 Knowledge

Students who graduate with a PhD in physics from our university are expected to have a very solid and broad understanding of all fundamental aspects of the physical sciences. They are expected to be able to apply their knowledge as well as logical thinking, analysis, and higher level mathematical concepts to many problems and issues well beyond physics.

SLO 2 Knowledge

Graduate students in our PhD program are expected to delve deeply into one or two specific research projects such that they are seen as world-leaders in this particular research area when they graduate. At the same time, they are expected to have a fairly broad knowledge in a variety of sub-field in physics.

SLO 3 Skills

Students are able to dissect complex systems or problems, discuss and analyze them.

SLO 4 Skills

Students publish articles in high impact journals in their specific area of work and present their results at national and international conferences.

SLO 5 Professional Behavior

Students will demonstrate ethical behavior, cultural sensitivity, and professional conduct, and will be able to communicate their work orally as well as in writing.