Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2022


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APPL 500 001 (CRN: 14944)


Department: Applied Physics
Instructor: Kono, Junichiro
Meeting: 12:00PM - 1:30PM M (22-AUG-2022 - 2-DEC-2022) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Section Max Enrollment: 20
Section Enrolled: 12
Enrollment data as of: 21-APR-2024 10:33PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: GR Course-Dept Schedules Exam
Description: This is a required course for first-year students in the Applied Physics Graduate Program (APP), introducing them to the multidisciplinary research field of applied physics and facilitating their laboratory affiliation process. Through a series of tutorial lectures, students will acquire familiarity with cutting-edge research topics in various subfields of applied physics, including quantum information engineering, low-dimensional materials, ultracold atoms, nanophotonics, plasmonics and metamaterials, and neuroengineering. Furthermore, students will gain hands-on research experience in trial projects provided by different laboratories in APP through mini-rotations (3 weeks per laboratory). The primary goal of this course is to assist first-year APP students to find Ph.D. advisors by the end of the fall semester so they can start Ph.D. research in the spring semester. Additionally, this course aims to provide first-year APP students with an opportunity to develop a genuine camaraderie within the cohort by spending time together. Furthermore, each first-year student will be mentored by a senior APP student throughout the semester to get fully integrated into the program and the Rice community. Recommended Prerequisite(s): Understanding of undergraduate-level classical and quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics, and solid-state physics