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Graduate Course Descriptions

Core Courses


PHY 501: Classical Mechanics
Basic theory, Lagrange equations, canonical transformations, Hamiltonian formalism, two-body systems, rigid body motion, and special theory of relativity.

PHY 502: Mathematical Physics
Vectors and matrices, differential equations, special functions, Green's functions, perturbation theory, calculus of variations, tensor analysis, complex variables.

PHY 503: Classical Electromagnetic Theory I
Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, multipoles, electromagnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations.

PHY 504: Classical Electromagnetic Theory II
Electromagnetic waves, diffraction and refraction, relativistic particle dynamics in electromagnetic fields, electromagnetic radiation from moving particles (prerequisite: PHY 503).

PHY 505: Quantum Mechanics I
Duality, uncertainty principle, Schrödinger equation, one-dimensional problem, eigenvalue problem, central force field, potential scattering, and matrix formalism.

PHY 506: Quantum Mechanics II
Perturbation theory, approximations, angular momentum, identical particles, atoms and molecules, radiation, Dirac equation, and second quantization(presequisite: PHY 505).

PHY 508: Experimental Physics
Radiation measurement, X-ray diffraction, magnetic-field measurement, vacuum technology, spectroscopy, and NMR.

PHY 509: Special Lectures in Modern Physics
Special topics in modern physics.

PHY 510: Writing Physics Papers*
How to write physics papers. 
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016, Initial program start date(개설): 01/09/2016]


Major Courses


PHY 552: Relativistic Quantum Mechanics
Relativistic covariance, Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations, Quantum Electrodynamics, Lamb shift, and covariant perturbation theory(prerequisite: PHY501, PHY503, PHY505).

PHY 601: Elementary Particles I
Radioactivity, elementary particle detectors, various interactions, Dirac equation, high-energy physics.

PHY 602: Elementary Particles II
Conservation laws, symmetry, mass and lifetime of elementary particle, neutrino, neutron, muon, quarks, and SU(3) (prerequisite: PHY601).

PHY 603: Special Topics in High-Energy Physics
Modern high energy physics experiments, instrumentations, and on-line system detector.

PHY 604: Special Topics in Elementary Particle Physics
Fundamental particles, fundamental interactions, theory of strong interactions, theory of weak interaction, and quantum theory of electromagnetism.

PHY 605: Advanced Computational Physics
Advanced computational technique such as Mathematica, Maple, and Reduce.

PHY 606: Special Topics in Nuclear and Particle Physics I*
Experimental methods for nuclear and particle physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016, Initial program start date(개설): 01/09/2020]

PHY 607: Special Topics in Nuclear and Particle Physics II*
Experimental methods for nuclear and particle physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016]

PHY 611: Nuclear Physics I
Composition and size of atomic nuclei, stability of nuclei, electric and magnetic moments of nuclei, radio-active decay and transformations, models of nuclei and nuclear forces.

PHY 612: Nuclear Physics II
Theory and experiment on radioactive decay, theory and experiment on nuclear reaction, atomic force, nuclear fusion, neutron, elementary particles (prerequisite: PHY 611)

PHY 613: Nuclear Spectroscopy
Stability of nucleus, effects of symmetry, pair interaction, energy levels and quantum numbers, classification of the low-energy states, and angular momentum.

PHY 614: Theory of Nuclear Structure
Different models for nucleus, experiments, mean potential, magic number, LS and JJ interatctioin, and transformation of nucleus.

PHY 615: General Theory of Relativity*
Tensor algebra, field equations, experimental evidence, gravitation theory, relativistic universe, and grand unification theory.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2004, Initial program start date(개설): 01/09/2015]

PHY 621: Condensed Matter Physics I 
Crystal lattice structures, crystal formation, phonons, free electron gas, energy bands, semiconductors, metals, Fermi surface, and polaritons.

PHY 622: Condensed Matter Physicss II
Optical properties of solids, superconductivity, conductors, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic materials, NMR, glass, and defects and grain boundaries of crystals (prerequisite: PHYS-621).

PHY 623: Theoretical Solid State Physics
Phonons, many-body theory, transport phenomena, phonon-phonon interactions, electron-photon interactions, electron-electron interactions, magnetic materials and spin waves, and applications of Green's function method (prerequisite: PHY-622).

PHY 624: Group Theory for Solid State Applications
Definition of groups, representations, usage in quantum mechanics, groups and symmetries of crystals, and applications in condensed matter (prerequisite: PHYS 621).

PHY 625: Crystallography
Crystal structures, reciprocal lattice, stereogram, X-ray diffraction experiments, Laue patterns, powder, and applications in precision cameras (prerequisite: PHYS 621).

PHY 626: Solid State Spectroscopy
Theories and experiments on NMR, NQR, EPR spectroscopy, and theories on the shift and broadening of resonance lines (prerequisite: PHYS 621).

PHY 631: Quantum Optics I
Theory and experiments on lasers.

PHY 632: Quantum Optics II
Quantum mechanics of light, nonlinear optics, and the theory of scattering (prerequisite: PHYS-635).

PHY 633: Material Physics I
Applied physics, in particular, theory and application of magnetism.

PHY 634: Material Physics II
Properties of non-crystalline materials.

PHY 635: Applied Optics I
Geometrical optics, spectroscopy, and light scattering.

PHY 636: Applied Optics II
Raman scattering, Brillouin spectroscopy, high-resolution spectroscopy, and femtosecond spectroscopy(prerequisite: PHY 631).

PHY 641: Statistical Physics I
Thermodynamic laws and applications, ideal gas law, Boltzmann theory, transport, ensemble theory, phase transitions, and critical phenomena.

PHY 642: Statistical Physics II
Quantum statistics and partition functions, ideal fermi and bose gases, quantum fluids and its application (prerequisite: PHYS 641).

PHY 643: Many Body Theory I
Reviews on quantum statistics and advanced theories on Fermion systems.

PHY 644: Many Body Theory II
Reviews on quantum statistics and advanced theories on Bosonic systems.

PHY 645: Stochastic Processes in Physics I
Mathematical backgrounds, random flight, Markoff's process, Langevin equations, and the Fokker-Planck equation (prerequisite: PHYS 641).

PHY 646: Stochastic Processes in Physics II
Probability after-effects, colloid statistics, theory of coagulation, sedimentation, fluctuations, and stellar dynamics (prerequisite: PHYS 641).

PHY 651: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos I
Nonlinear differential equations, maps, linear stability theory, attractors and repellers, bifurcation and normal-form theory, phenomena of deterministic chaos, routes to chaos, and Fractals.

PHY 652: Nonlinear Dynamics and Chaos II
Characterization of chaotic systems, functional renormalization theory, nonlinear time-series analysis, chaos in Hamiltonian dynamics, KAM theorem and anomalous diffusion, synchronization and spatio-temporal chaos.

PHY 653: Instabilities in Non-Equilibrium Systems
Various pattern forming mechanisms in physical, chemical, and biological systems (Faraday instability, Rayleigh-Bernard instability, Marangoni instability, Taylor-Coutte instability, Helmholtz instability, Turing instability, excitable dynamics, front stability, etc).

PHY 661: Biophysics I
Physical analysis and modeling of various bio-physical phenomena, excitable media and reaction diffusion systems, morphogenic developmental processes of biological forms, physics of neurons and neural networks, nonlinear time-series analysis and statistical analysis on various biological time series.

PHY 662: Biophysics II
Molecular motors, DNA-chips and Neuro-chips, confocal and multi-photon laser scanning microscopy, optical tweezers, biomicrofluidics, protein folding, and gene network dynamics.

PHY 701: Quantum Field Theory I
Lorentz group, Klein-Gordon equation, Dirac equation, and second quantization (prerequisite: PHYS 601).

PHY 702: Quantum Field Theory II
Mutually interacting fields, scattering theory, S-matrix description, Feynman diagrams, renormalization theory, and axiomatic formulation (prerequisite: PHYS 701).

PHY 703: Special Topics in Detector Theory
Properties of high-energy detectors, capabilities, mechanisms, and its applications.

PHY 704: Special Topics in Quantum Field Theory
Gauge theory, standard model, quantum electromagnetism, and special topics in quantum field theory.

PHY 711: Special Topics in Nuclear Physics
Up-to-date topics in nuclear physics (prerequisite: PHYS 611).

PHY 712: Special Topics in Nuclear Physics Experiments
Up-to-date topics in nuclear physics experiments (prerequisite: PHYS 611).

PHY 713: Theory of Collision
Basic physics of collision and scattering, scattering in central force fields, nonrelativistic collisions, elastic and inelastic collision, and relativistic collision (prerequisite: PHYS 611).

PHY 714: Heavy Nuclear Collision Physics
Properties of nuclear matter and hadrons in hot, dense environments and their relation to the early universe (prerequisite: PHYS 611).

PHY 721: Special Topics in Solid State Physics I
Up-to-date topics in solid state physics (prerequisite: PHYS 621).

PHY 722: Special Topics in Solid State Physics II
The second part of PHYS 721.

PHY 723: Advanced Solid State Physics II
Similar to PHYS 721 and 722, but more advanced topics.

PHY 724: Advanced Solid State Physics II
Second part of advanced solid state physics.

PHY 725: Electrical Transport Theory and Experiment I
Mesoscopic electrical transport theory and experiment [recommended prerequisite: PHY 505, 621].

PHY 726: Electrical Transport Theory and Experiment II
The second part of PHSY 725.

PHY 727: Highlights in recent fusion research
Deep review on nanoscale science and technologies with NT, NtT+IT, NT+BT, etc. [prerequisite: PHYS 621].

PHY 728: Special Topics in Nano Physics I*
Experimental methods for nano physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016, Initial program start date(개설): 01/03/2018]

PHY 729: Special Topics in Nano Physics II*
Experimental methods for nano physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016, Initial program start date(개설): 01/09/2018]

PHY 731: Special Topics in Applied Physics I
Applications in physics related areas, plasma dynamics, vacuum, ion beams, and measurements.

PHY 732: Special Topics in Applied Physics II
Second part of special topics in applied physics.

PHY 733: Nonlinear Optics I
2nd and 3rd-order nonlinear optics, phase conjugation, stimulated Brillouin scattering, and stimulated Raman scattering.

PHY 734: Nonlinear Optics II
Second part of PHYS 733.

PHY 735: Atomic Spectroscopy I
Spectroscopy of atoms using lasers, and cooling and trapping of atoms.

PHY 736: Atomic Spectroscopy II
Second part of PHY 735.

PHY 737: Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Science I*
Experimental methods for interdisciplinary science, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016]

PHY 738: Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Science II*
Experimental methods for interdisciplinary science, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016]

PHYS 741: Special Topics in Equilibrium Statistical Physics I
Brownian motion, random walk, liquid helium, Ising model solution, phase transitions, and critical phenomena(prerequsite: PHY 641).

PHY 742: Special Topics in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics II
Second part of special topics in equilibrium statistical physics (prerequsite: PHY 641).

PHY 743: Special Topics in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics I
Kinetic equation and hydrodynamics, transport coefficients, and dynamics of correlations (prerequisite: PHYS 642).

PHYS 744: Special Topics in NonEquilibrium Statistical Physics II
Dynamics and sub-dynamics of ideal systems and interacting systems, and dynamics of fluctuation and correlations (prerequisite: PHY 743).

PHY 745: Research in Statistical Physics I
Independent study on current topics in statistical physics.

PHY 746: Research in Statistical Physics II
Second part of PHY 745.

PHY 747: Special Topics in Bio and Statistical Physics I*
Experimental methods for bio and statistical physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016]

PHY 748: Special Topics in Bio and Statistical Physics II*
Experimental methods for bio and statistical physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016]

PHY 751: Special Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics I
Reviews on current research topics in nonlinear dynamics and nonequilibrium pattern formation.

PHY 752: Special Topics in Nonlinear Dynamics II
Second half of PHY 751.

PHY 761: Special Topics in Biophysics I
Review and discussions on up-to-date topics in biophysics.

PHY 762: Special Topics in Biophysics II
Second part of PHY 761.

PHY 763: Special Topics on Molecular Biophysics I
Recent progress on the molecular biophysics.

PHY 764: Special Topics on Molecular Biophysics II
Second half of PHY 763.

PHY 771: Optical Properties of Semiconductors
Semiconductor band theory, optical experiments (photoluminescence, absorption, Raman etc.) quantum effect of semiconductor heterostructures, semiconductor optical devices (prerequisite: PHY 621, 622).

PHYS-772: Semiconductor Nanostructures
III-V, II-VI, compound semiconductors, Semiconductor quantum wells, Superlattice structures, Quantum effect of semiconductor heterostructures, and semiconductor devices. (prerequisite: PHY 621, 622).

PHY 773: Research in Spintronics
Lecture and discussion on the spin related phenomena in magnetic material, semiconductor, and optics.

PHY 801: Research in High Energy Physics
Research topics for thesis work in high energy physics.

PHY 802: Research in Elementary Particle Physics
Research topics for thesis work in elementary particle physics.

PHY 811: Research in Nuclear Physics I
Research topics for thesis work in nuclear physics.

PHY 812: Research in Nuclear Physics II
Research topics for thesis work in nuclear physics.

PHY 821: Research in Solid State Physics I
Research topics for thesis work in solid state physics.

PHY 822: Research in Solid State Physics II
Research topics for thesis work in solid state physics.

PHY 831: Research in Applied Physics I
Research topics for thesis work in applied physics.

PHY 832: Research in Material Physics
Research topics of recent papers on physical properties of solid, liquid and gas.

PHY 841: Research in Quantum Optics I
Research topics for thesis work in quantum optics.

PHY 842: Research in Quantum Optics II
Research topics for thesis work in quantum optics.

PHY 843: Research in Nano Optics I
Research topics for thesis work in nano optics.

PHY 844: Research in Nano Optics II
The second part of PHY 843

PHY 845: Special Topics in Atomic Physics I
Theory of atomic structure, spectroscopic techniques using laser, introduction to the precision measurement, guide to the thesis research.

PHY 846: Special Topics in Atomic Physics II
The second part of PHY 845.

PHY 847: Special Topics in Atomic and Opticall Physics I*
Experimental methods for atomic and optical physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016, Initial program start date(개설): 01/03/2019]

PHY 848: Special Topics in Atomic and Opticall Physics II*
Experimental methods for atomic and optical physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program(신설): 01/03/2016, Initial program start date(개설): 01/09/2019]

PHY 851: Special Topics in Advanced Physics I
Introduction to various on-going research topics.

PHY 852: Special Topics in Advanced Physics II
Introduction to various on-going research topics.

PHY 853: Seminars in Advanced Physics I
Seminars on up-to-date research topics.

PHY 854: Seminars in Advanced Physics II
Seminars on up-to-date research topics.

PHY 861: Research in Nonlinear Optics
Research topics for thesis work in nonlinear optics.

PHY 862: Bioimaging I
Introduction of general-purpose bioimaging techniques such as confocal microscopy, nonlinear optical microscopy, phase contrast microscopy, differential interference contrast microscopy and optical coherence tomography. Construction of imaging systems, and their biological and biomedical applications.

PHY 863: Bioimaging II
Principles and applications of advanced imaging methods such as super-resolution microscopy, 3D phase microscopy, digital holographic microscopy, endoscopy and X-ray tomography.

*After spring semester of 2015, the program history which is the establishment date of program and initial program start date is updated.