4.6 Physical Sciences

PHY421: Laser physics and advanced optics

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PHY422: Computational methods in physics

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PHY423: Mathematical methods for physicists

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PHY424: Relativistic quantum mechanics and quantum field theory

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PHY601: Review of classical mechanics

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PHY602: Review of electrodynamics

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PHY603: Review of statistical mechanics

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PHY604: Review of quantum mechanics

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PHY622: Topics in mathematical methods

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PHY631: Quantum computation and quantum information

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PHY632: Advanced experiments in physics

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Course Outline This course is intended for Advanced MS (Physics Major) students with an interest in gaining experience in an experimental physics research group. The course can be offered every semester, with a set of instructors drawn from the available experimental research groups. The mode of instruction will comprise a combination of lectures, tutorials and minor research projects to be carried out in the research lab of the concerned instructor currently the available modules are as follows out of which depending upon the instructs at least two will be included in the course.

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PHY633: Mesoscopic physics

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PHY634: NMR in physics and biology

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Course Outline The course is intended for advanced MS and PhD students with an interest in applications of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to problems in structural biology, medicine and physics. The course will also include tutorials and hands-on experience with actual data obtained from the NMR facility.

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PHY635: Gravitation and cosmology

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PHY636: Advanced condensed matter physics

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PHY637: Astrophysics

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PHY638: Physics of fluids

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PHY639: Topics in biophysics

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PHY640: Non-equilibrium statistical mechanics

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PHY641: Advanced classical mechanics

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PHY642: Non-equilibrium thermodynamics

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PHY643: Electrodynamics of continuous media

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PHY644: Foundations of quantum mechanics

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PHY645: Topics in quantum physics

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PHY647: Basic atomic collisions and spectroscopy

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PHY648: Lasers, devices and applications

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PHY649: Advanced experiments in physics: Lasers and optics

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Course Outline This elective course aims to provide hands on training and exposure to the forefront of laser Physics and optical technology. The emphasis would be to assemble few thought provoking experiments from scratch on an optical-table. Indulging into some open-ended experimentation and original thinking would be encouraged.

One would learn nuts and bolts of various available lasers, including the Femtosecond laser system. Coherent manipulation of light by various (bio)-photonic crystal and opto-mechanics of fluid interfaces by radiation pressure shall be covered among other relevant topics.

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PHY650: Ultra low temperature physics

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Course outline The course will have lecture components that introduce both experimental and theoretical ideas in low temperature physics. The remaining hours will involve hands on experience in designing and experiments in the ultra low temperature laboratory.

Review of laws of thermodynamics

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PHY652: Phase transition and critical phenomena

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PHY653: Physics of polymers

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Course Outline Introduction to polymers, coarse-graining in polymers. Brownian motion and stochas-tic processes, Ornstein-Uhlenbeck process, FluctuationDissipation theorem, Correlation and response functions,Fokker-Planck and Smoluchowski equation and its application. Interacting Brownian particleshydrodynamic interactions and its origin. Review of equi-librium statistical mechanicscanonical and microcanonical ensembles.

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PHY654: Cosmology and galaxy formation

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PHY655: Special topics in particle physics

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PHY656: Quantum principles and quantum optics

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PHY657: Radio-frequency and microwave circuits

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PHY658: Radiative effects and renormalization group in relativistic quantum field theory

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PHY659: Gauge theories, the standard model and beyond

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PHY660: Nonlinear optics

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PHY661: Selected topics in classical and quantum mechanics

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PHY662: Statistical physics of fields

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PHY663: Relativistic cosmology and the early universe

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PHY664: Quantum Thermodynamics

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