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Department of Physics

Courses

PHY501 CLASSICAL MECHANICS (3 Credits) [Major common]
Basic theory, Lagrange equation, canonical transformation, Hamiltonian formalism, two-body system, rigid body motion, special theory of relativity.
PHY502 MATHEMATICAL PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major common]
Vectors and matrices, differential equations, special functions, Green's functions, perturbation theory, calculus of variations, tensor analysis, complex variables.
PHY503 CLASSICAL ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY I (3 Credits) [Major common]
Electrostatic and magnetostatic fields, multipoles, electromagnetic fields, and Maxwell's equations.
PHY504 CLASSICAL ELECTROMAGNETIC THEORY II (3 Credits) [Major common]
Students learn basics on electronic engineering, and perform experiments on electronic circuits. They acquire ability for constructing electric circuits and operating skills for electronic equipments through this course.
PHY505 QUANTUM MECHANICS I (3 Credits) [Major common]
Duality, uncertainty principle, Schrödinger equation, one-dimensional problem, eigenvalue problem, central force field, potential scattering, and matrix formalism.
PHY506 QUANTUM MECHANICS I (3 Credits) [Major common]
Perturbation theory, approximation, angular momentum, equivalent particles, atoms and molecules, radiation, Dirac equation, second quantization (prerequisite : PHY 505).
PHY508 EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major common]
Radiation measurement, X-ray diffraction, magnetic field measurement, vacuum technology, spectroscopy, and NMR.
PHY509 SPECIAL LECTURES IN MODERN PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major common]
Special topics in modern physics.
PHY510 WRITING PHYSICS PAPERS (3 Credits) [Major common]
How to write physics papers.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016, Initial program start date: 01/09/2016]
PHY552 RELATIVISTIC QUANTUM MECHANICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Relativistic covariance, Klein-Gordon and Dirac equations, Quantum Electrodynamics, Lamb shift, Covariant perturbation theory.(prerequisite : PHY 501, PHY 503, PHY 505)
PHY603 Special Topics in High Energy phvsics (3 Credits) [Major]
Modern high energy physics experiments, instrumentations, and on-line system detector.
PHY604 Special Topics in Elementary Particle Physics (3 Credits) [Major]
Fundamental particles, fundamental interactions, theory of strong interaction, theory of weak interaction, and quantum theory of electromagnetism.
PHY605 ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Advanced computational technique such as Mathmatica, Maple, and Reduce.
PHY606 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for nuclear and particle physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016, Initial program start date: 01/09/2020]
PHY607 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for nuclear and particle physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016]
PHY609 ELEMENTARY PARTICLES PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Interaction between particles and materials, particle detectors, particle interactions, high-energy physics, and the Standard Model.
PHY610 ELEMENTARY PARTICLES PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Radioactivity, elementary particle detectors, various interactions, Dirac equation, high energy physics.
PHY615 GENERAL THEORY OF RELATIVITY (3 Credits) [Major]
Tensor algebra, field equations, experimental evidence, gravitation theory, relativistic universe, and grand unification theory.
PHY616 THEORY OF NUCLEAR STRUCTURE (3 Credits) [Major]
Nuclear models, nuclear mean field theory, nuclear magic numbers, nuclear deformation, nuclear fission, and superheavy nuclei.
PHY617 NUCLEAR PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Basic methods and contents of elementary particle physics research are introduced and specific research papers are analyzed. The student is to gain basic knowledge into the research in this field.
PHY618 NUCLEAR PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Nuclear force, nuclear reaction, nucleosynthesis, neutron stars, radiation, and introduction to accelerators.
PHY619 NUCLEAR SPECTROSCOPY (3 Credits) [Major]
Nuclear stability, mass formula, nuclear symmetry energy, quantum numbers for the ground state and excited states of nuclei, and experimental data.
PHY625 CRYSTALLOGRAPHY (3 Credits) [Major]
Crystal structures, reciprocal lattice, stereogram, X-ray diffraction experiments, Laue patterns, powder, and applications in precision camera (prerequisite : PHY621).
PHY628 CONDENSED MATTER SPECTROCSOPY (3 Credits) [Major]
Theories and experiments on NMR, NQR, EPR spectroscopy, and theories on shift and broadening of resonance lines.
PHY631 QUANTUM OPTICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Theory and experiments on laser.
PHY632 QUANTUM OPTICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Quantum mechanics of light, nonlinear optics, and theory of light scattering (prerequisite : PHY 635).
PHY633 MATERIALS PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Applied physics, in particular, theory and application of magnetism.
PHY634 MATERIALS PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Properties of non-crystalline materials.
PHY635 APPLIED OPTICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Geometrical optics, spectroscopy, and light scattering.
PHY636 APPLIED OPTICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Raman scattering, Brillouin spectroscopy, high-resolution femtosecond spectroscopy (prerequisite: PHY 631).
PHY641 STATISTICAL PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Thermodynamic laws and applications, ideal gas law, Boltzmann theory, transportation, ensemble theory, phase transitions and critical phenomena.
PHY642 STATISTICAL PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Quantum statistics and partition function, ideal fermi and bose gas, quantum fluids and its application(prerequisite : PHY 641).
PHY645 STOCHASTIC PROCESSES IN PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Mathematical backgrounds, random flights, Markoff's process, Langevin equation, and Fokker-Planck equation (prerequisite : PHY 641).
PHY646 STOCHASTIC PROCESSES IN PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Probability after-effects, colloid statistics, theory of coagulation, sedimentation, fluctuation, and stellar dynamics (prerequisite : PHY 641).
PHY651 NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CHAOS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Nonlinear differential equations, maps, linear stability theory, attractors and repellers, bifurcation and normal-form theory, phenomena of deterministic chaos, various routes to chaos, and Fractals.
PHY652 NONLINEAR DYNAMICS AND CHAOS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Characterization of chaotic systems, functional renormalization theory, nonlinear time- series analysis, chaos in Hamiltonian systems, KAM theorem and anomalous diffusion, synchronization and spatio-temporal chaos.
PHY653 INSTABILITIES IN NONEQILIBRIUM SYSTEMS (3 Credits) [Major]
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 instability, etc.)
PHY661 BIOPHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Physical analysis and modeling on various bio-physical phenomena, excitable media and reaction-diffusion systems, morphogenic developmental processes of biological forms, physics of neurons and neural network, nonlinear time series analysis and statistical analysis on various biological time series.
PHY662 BIOPHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Molecular motors, DNA-chip and Neuro-chip, confocal and multi-photon laser scanning microscopy, optical tweezer, biomicrofluidics, protein folding, and gene network dynamics.
PHY671 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Crystal lattice structures, crystal formation, phonons, free electron gas, energy band, semiconductor, metal, Fermi surface, and polaron.
PHY672 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Optical properties of solids, superconductivity, conductors, paramagnetic and ferromagnetic materials, NMR, glass, and defects and grain boundaries of crystals.
PHY701 QUANTUM FIELD THEORY I (3 Credits) [Major]
Lorentz group, Klein-Gordon equation, Dirac equation, and second quantization (prerequisite : PHY 601).
PHY702 QUANTUM FIELD THEORY II (3 Credits) [Major]
Mutually interacting fields, scattering theory, S-matrix, Feynmann diagram, renormalization theory, and axiomatic formulation (prerequisite : PHY 701).
PHY703 SPECIAL TOPICS IN DETECTOR THEORY (3 Credits) [Major]
Properties of high-energy detectors, capabilities, mechanisms, and its applications.
PHY704 SPECIAL TOPICS IN QUANTUM FIELD THEORY (3 Credits) [Major]
Gauge theory, standard model, quantum electromagnetism, and special topics in quantum field theory.
PHY705 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Basic methods and contents of elementary particle physics research are introduced and specific research papers are analyzed. The student is to gain basic knowledge into the research in this field.
PHY706 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Advanced methods and contents of elementary particle physics research are introduced and specific research papers are analyzed. This lays the path towards independent and creative research in this field.
PHY707 HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS DATA ANALYSIS (3 Credits) [Major]
Theories on probability, statistics, measurement, and error analysis methods, needed for high-energy physics data analyses, are introduced. Also, modern trends of machine learning and artificial intelligence methods are introduced, case studies, and hands-on analysis of data will be performed.
PHY713 THEORY OF COLLISION (3 Credits) [Major]
Basic physics of collision and scattering, scattering in central force field, nonrelativistic collision, elastic and inelastic collision, and relativistic collision (prerequisite : PHY 611).
PHY714 HEAVY NUCLEAR COLLISION PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Properties of nuclear matter and hadrons in hot, dense environment and their relations to early universe.
PHY715 HADRON PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Quark model, hadron production, hadron structure, hadron decays, nucleon-nucleon interaction, deuteron, and exotic hadron.
PHY717 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Recent research topics in nuclear physics.
PHY718 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS EXPERIMENT (3 Credits) [Major]
Recent research topics in nuclear physics experiment.
PHY725 ELECTRICAL TRANSPORT THEORY AND EXPERIMENT I (3 Credits) [Major]
Mesoscopic electrical transport theory and experiment [recommended prerequisite : PHY 505, 621].
PHY728 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NANO PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for nano physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016, Initial program start date: 01/03/2018]
PHY729 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NANO PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for nano physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016, Initial program start date: 01/09/2018]
PHY731 SPECIAL TOPICS IN APPLIED PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Applications in physics related area, plasma dynamics, vacuum, ion beams, and measurements.
PHY733 NONLINEAR OPTICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
2nd and 3rd-order nonlinear optics, phase conjugation, stimulated Brillouin scattering, and stimulated Raman scattering.
PHY734 NONLINER OPTICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
The second part of PHY 733.
PHY735 ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY I (3 Credits) [Major]
Spectroscopy on atoms using laser, and cooling and trapping of atoms.
PHY736 ATOMIC SPECTROSCOPY II (3 Credits) [Major]
The second part of PHY 735.
PHY737 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE I (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for interdisciplinary science, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.

[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016]

PHY738 SPECIAL TOPICS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY SCIENCE II (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for interdisciplinary science, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016, Initial program start date: 01/03/2021]
PHY741 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EQUILIBRIUM STSTISTICAL PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Brownian motion, random walk, liquid helium, Ising model solution, phase transition, and critical phenomena (prerequsite : PHY 641).
PHY742 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Second part of special topics in equilibrium statistical physics (prerequsite : PHY 641).
PHY743 Special Topics in Non-Equilibrium Statistical Physics I (3 Credits) [Major]
Kinetic equation and hydrodynamics, transport coefficients, and dynamics of correlation (prerequisite : PHY 642).
PHY744 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NON-EQUILIBRIUM STATISTICAL PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Dynamics and sub-dynamics of ideal systems and interacting systems, and dynamics of fluctuation and correlation (prerequisite : PHY 743).
PHY745 RESEARCH IN STATISTICAL PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Independent study on current topics in statistical physics.
PHY746 RESEARCH IN STATISTICAL PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
The second part of PHY 745.
PHY747 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIO AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for bio and statistical physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016]
PHY748 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIO AND STATISTICAL PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for bio and statistical physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016]
PHY761 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOPHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Reviews and discussions on up-to-date issues in biophysics.
PHY762 SPECIAL TOPICS IN BIOPHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
The second part of PHY 761.
PHY763 SPECIAL TOPICS ON MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Recent progress on the molecular biophysics.
PHY764 SPECIAL TOPICS ON MOLECULAR BIOPHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
The second part of PHY 763.
PHY771 OPTICAL PROPERTIES SEMICONDUCTORS (3 Credits) [Major]
Semiconductor band theory, optical experiments (photoluminescence, absorption, Raman, etc.) quantum effect of semiconductor heterostructures, semiconductor optical devices. (prerequisite : PHY 621, 622)
PHY772 SEMICONDUCTOR NANO-STRUCTURES (3 Credits) [Major]
III-V, II-VI, compound semiconductors, semiconductor quantum wells, superlattice strtuctures, quantum effect of semiconductor hetrostructures, semiconductor devices. (prerequisite : PHY 621, 622)
PHY773 RESEARCH IN SPINTRONICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Lecture and discussion on the spin related phenomena in magnetic material, semiconductor, and optics.
PHY781 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Up-to-date topics in Condensed Matter physics.
PHY782 SPECIAL TOPICS IN CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Up-to-date topics in Condensed Matter physics.
PHY783 ADVANCED CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Similar to PHY 781 & 782, but more advanced topics.
PHY784 ADVANCED CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Similar to PHY 781 & 782, but more advanced topics.
PHY801 RESEARCH IN HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in high energy physics.
PHY802 RESEARCH IN ELEMENTARY PARTICLE PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in elementary particle physics.
PHY813 RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in nuclear physics
PHY814 RESEARCH IN NUCLEAR PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in nuclear physics
PHY823 RESEARCH IN CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in Condensed Matter physics.
PHY824 RESEARCH IN CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in Condensed Matter physics.
PHY831 RESEARCH IN APPLIED PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics of recent papers in applied physics.
PHY832 RESEARCH IN MATERIAIS PHYSICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics of recent papers on physical properties of solid, liquid, and gas.
PHY841 RESEARCH IN QUANTUM OPTICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in quantum optics.
PHY842 RESEARCH IN QUANTUM OPTICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in quantum optics.
PHY843 RESEARCH IN NANO OPTICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in nano optics.
PHY844 RESEARCH IN NANO OPTICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
The second part of PHY 843.
PHY845 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ATOMIC PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Theory of atomic structure, spectroscopic technique using laser, introduction to the precision measurement, guide to the thesis research.
PHY847 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ATOMIC AND OPTICAL PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for atomic and optical physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016, Initial program start date: 01/03/2019]
PHY848 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ATOMIC AND OPTICAL PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Experimental methods for atomic and optical physics, theoretical models, and recent progress in the field.
[Establishment date of program: 01/03/2016, Initial program start date: 01/09/2019]
PHY851 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Introduction to various on-going research topics.
PHY852 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ADVANCED PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Introduction to various on-going research topics.
PHY853 SEMINARS IN ADVANCED PHYSICS I (3 Credits) [Major]
Seminars on up-to-date research topics.
PHY854 SEMINARS IN ADVANCED PHYSICS II (3 Credits) [Major]
Seminars on up-to-date research topics.
PHY861 RESEARCH IN NONLINEAR OPTICS (3 Credits) [Major]
Research topics for thesis in nonlinear optics.
PHY862 BIOIMAGING I (3 Credits) [Major]
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.
PHY863 BIOIMAGINGⅡ (3 Credits) [Major]
Principles and applications of advanced imaging methods such as super-resolution microscopy, 3D phase microscopy, digital holographic microscopy, endoscopy and X-ray tomography.