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Gradute Studies > Graduate Program

GRADUATE COURSES

Particle Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology

FALL A SPRING A FALL B SPRING B
Particle Physics Cosmology Particle Physics Cosmology
QFT I
(Quantum Field Theory)
QFT II QFT I QFT II
QFT III Beyond the Standard Model (non-SUSY) QFT III Supersymmetry
Cosmo/Astro special topics HET special topics Astro/Cosmo special topics HET special topics
GR (General Relativity) Astro Seminar GR Early Universe
Stars and the Interstellar Medium Advanced Cosmology Extragalactic and Galactic Astrophysics Black Holes & High Energy Astrophysics

Notes for Students:

1. The course offering repeats every two years except for special topics courses, with the most basic courses being offered every year. Fall 2007/Spring 2008 is year A; Fall 2008/Spring 2008 is year B, etc.

2. This schedule is subject to modification in 2007-2008, for compatibility with previous years courses. Check the Dept webpages for actual offerings.

3. In general, core courses are prerequisites to all subsequent courses; exceptions are possible in special circumstances consult your advisors and the DGS.

4. Particle Physics and QFT I are to be taken simultaneously, whenever possible.

5. QFT I is a prerequisite for SUSY; both QFT I and QFT II are a prerequisite for BSM. Apart from that, students may take SUSY and BSM in any order.

6. Students must take both GR and Particle Physics before Early Universe.

7. GR is a prerequisite for both BH&HE Astro and Advanced Cosmology.

8. String theory is currently offered via one of the HET Special Topics courses, typically in alternate years.

9. In general, there will be one special topics course in HET and another in Cosmology/Astrophysics each year; the semester in which they will be offered may vary.

10. The astro courses in the last line can be taken in any order.

11. Cosmology is a useful but not necessary prelude to both Early Universe and Advanced Cosmology; those two more advanced courses together with General Relativity cover almost all the material of Cosmology. Its placement in Spring semester (year B) is arbitrary and it may change in future occurrences of year B.

12. The following illustrative schedules show what courses students with different emphases might take, entering in different years. Fewer courses are taken as the student becomes more deeply involved in research. Students who complete core courses via prelims, can either accelerate their courses or spend more time on research earlier.


EXAMPLE SCHEDULES

Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmological Student Entering Year A

YEARFALLSPRING
1 (A)Core CoursesCore Courses
2 ( B)Particle PhysicsEarly Universe
2 ( B)QFT IQFT II
2 ( B)GRSupersymmetry
3 (A)QFT IIIBSM
3 (A)
Adv. Cosmology or Cosmo
4 (B)Extra/galactic AstroBH & HE Astro


Theoretical Particle Physics and Cosmological Student Entering Year B

YEARFALLSPRING
1 (B)Core CoursesCore Courses
2 (A)Particle PhysicsBSM
2 (A)QFT IQFT II
2 (A)GRAdv. Cosmology or Cosmo
3 (B)QFT IIISupersymmetry
3 (B)Extra/galactic AstroEarly Universe
3 (B)
BH & HE Astro


Basic Program for an Astrophysics Student Entering Year A

YEARFALLSPRING
1 (A)Core CoursesCore Courses
2 (B)Extra/galactic AstroBH & HE Astro
2 (B)GRCosmology or Adv Cosmo (or postpone to spring yr 3)
2 (B)Particle PhysicsEarly Universe
3 (A)Stars & ISMAstro Seminar


Basic Program for an Astrophysics Student Entering Year B

YEARFALLSPRING
1 (B)Core CoursesCore Courses
2 (A)GRCosmology or Adv Cosmo
2 (A)Stars & ISMAstro Seminar
3 (B)Extra/galactic AstroBH & HE Astro
3 (B)Particle PhysicsEarly Universe