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Updated: July, 2019. Send updates and inquiries to Robert.McCarthy@stonybrook.edu

Courses in red require minimal prerequisites and are primarily intended for non-science students. Click on course names to see the Bulletin descriptions, and on faculty names are to see the course syllabus.

Physics (PHY) course number
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Fall  2018
Spring2018
Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Spring 2016

PHY 112 Light, Color, Vision
Weinacht

Graf

Graf
Graf

PHY 113 Physics of Sports
PHY 115 Lab
Jung

Jung

 Jung

Jung

Jung

Jung

Jung

Jung


PHY 119 Physics for Environmental Studies
Graf

Graf

Graf
Graf

PHY 121 Physics for Life Sciences I
PHY 121 Lab
Stephens
Wilking

Lefferts
Wilking

Hobbs,Wilking
Rijssenbeek

Lefferts
Rijssenbeek
Pascuzzi

Lefferts
Hobbs, Wilking
Rijssenbeek

Lefferts
Rijssenbeek
Pascuzzi

Lefferts,Dehmelt
Hobbbs,Tsybychev
Kelly

Dehmelt
Kelly
Pascuzzi

Dehmelt

PHY 122 Physics for Life Sciences II
PHY 122 Lab

Gurvitch
Kelly

Lefferts
Kelly

Hobbs,Wilking
Rijssenbeek

Lefferts
Rijssenbeek
Pascuzzi

Lefferts
Hobbs,Wilking
Mihaly

Lefferts,Dehmelt
Mihaly
Pascuzzi

Dehmelt
MGgrew
Hobbs,Wilking

Dehmelt
Hobbs,Wilking

PHY 125 Classical Physics A Gurvitch
Koch
Gurvitch
Vafei-Najafabadi
Graf
Liu
Liu
Liu

PHY 126 Classical Physics B Koch

Graf

Lee

Lee


PHY 127 Classical Physics C
Graf

Lee

Lee

Lee

PHY 131 Classical Physics I Graf

Hemmick

Pascuzzi
Pascuzzi
Hemmick
Koch
McGrew

Hemmick

Dawber
McGrew
Hemmick

Dawber
Koch

Physics 133 Classical Physics Lab 1 Lefferts
Hemmick
Pascuzzi
Lefferts
Lefferts
Hemmick
Pascuzzi
Lefferts
Lefferts

Dawber
Lefferts,Dehmelt
Dehmelt

Dawber
Dehmelt

PHY 132 Classical Physics II Hobbs
Hemmick,Hobbs

Mihaly
Koch
McGrew
Hemmick
Mihaly
Koch
Hemmick

Weinacht
Graf
Hemmick
Fernandez-Serra
Teaney


PHY 134, Classical Physics Lab II Lefferts
Lefferts
Hemmick,Hobbs
Mihaly
Lefferts
Lefferts
Hemmick
Mihaly
Lefferts
Lefferts,Dehmelt

Weinacht
Dehmelt
Dehmelt
Fernandez-Serra
Teaney


PHY 141 Classical Physics I Honors Rijssenbeek

Kumar

Kumar

Kumar


PHY 142 Classical Physics II Honors
Rijssenbeek

Kumar

Kumar

Kumar

 PHY 153 Data Analysis for Physics and Astronomy with Python
Kiryluk
Kiryluk

Kiryluk
Kiryluk





PHY 191/192 Transitional Study
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy

PHY 231
Physics for
Future Presidents

Deshpande

Deshpande

Stephens
Sprouse
Sprouse
Sprouse


PHY 237/ATM 237 World Climate and Atmosphere

Black

Black

Black

Black

PHY 251 Modern Physics
PHY 252Lab
Mihaly

TBA
Wei

Dawber

Piacquadio

Dawber
Wei

Dawber
Piacquadio

Piacquadio
Wei
Kiryluk
Kiryluk

PHY 277 Computation for Physics and Astronomy Swesty
Dreyer
Swesty
Swesty
Swesty
Fernandez-Serra
Swesty
Swesty

PHY 287 Introduction to Research
By arrangement with instructor
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy


PHY 291 Transitional Study
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy

PHY 300 Waves and Optics Allison
Schneble
Weinacht
Weinacht
Schneble
Metcalf
Schneble
Metcalf

PHY 301 Electromagnetic Theory I Vafei-Najafabadi
Vafei-Najafabadi

Goldman

Goldman


PHY 302 Electromagnetic Theory II
Goldman

Goldman

Goldman

Goldman

PHY 303 Mechanics Rocek

Rocek

Rocek

Rocek


PHY 306 Thermal Physics
Shuryak

Fernandez-Serra
Averin

Averin

PHY 307 Physical and Methematical  Foundations of Quantum Mechanics



Goldhaber

Goldhaber


PHY308 Quantum Physics
Allison

Allison

Allison

Wei

PHY311 Connections in Science Mendez

Misewich/Mendez

Mendez

Piacquadio



PHY313
Mystery of Matter

Tsybychev



Deshpande
Deshpande
Deshpande

PHY335 Electronics and Instrumentation Lab Du
Bernauer
Du
Du
Du
Du
Wilking
Gurvitch

PHY382 The Quantum Moment: Quantum Mechanics in Philosophy, Culture and Life








PHY390 Special Topics
in Physics





Kiryluk



PHY405 Advanced Quantum Physics Goldman

Goldman

Herzog

Herzog


PHY408 Relativity
Swesty

Shuryak



Shuryak

PHY420
Accelerators




Vafaei-Najafabadi




PHY431 Nuclear and Particle Physics
Gonzalez-Garcia

Gonzalez-Garcia

Shrock

Shrock

PHY 445/PHY 515 Senior Laboratory FigueroaBarragan
Koch
Liu
McGrew
FigueroaBarragan
Koch
Liu
McGrew
FigueroaBarragan
Koch
Liu
McGrew

FigueroaBarragan
Koch
Liu
Tsybychev
FigueroaBarragan
Liu
Tsybychev
FigueroaBarragan
Gurvitch
Tsybychev
FigueroaBarragan
Gurvitch
Lefferts
Schneble
Du
Lefferts


PHY447 Tutorial in Advanced Topics
By arrangement with instructor
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy

PHY 451
Quantum Electronics

(see PHY556)

(See PHY566)

(See  PHY565)



PHY452 Lasers Metcalf

Metcalf

Metcalf

Metcalf


PHY472 Solid State Physics TBA





Fernandez-Serra


PHY 487 Research McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy
McCarthy


Send updates and inquiries to Robert.McCarthy@stonybrook.edu


Courses in red require minimal prerequisites and are primarily intended for non-science students.Click on the course names to see the Bulletin descriptions, and on the faculty names to see the course syllabus.
syllabi/2018fallsyllabi/AST%20105.pdf
Astronomy (AST) course
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall2016
Spring 2016

AST 100
Astronomy Today
Farr
von der Linden

Koda
Lanzetta

Lanzetta
Walter

Loverde
Lanzetta


AST 101
Introduction to Astronomy

Koda


Koda
Sehgal
Koda
Lanzetta

AST 105
Introduction to the Solar System
Perna

Walter
Lanzetta


Lanzetta
Perna

AST 112
Astronomy Lab

Koda


Koda
Sehgal
Koda
Perna

AST 200
Intro to Astronomy Research

Lattimer

Koda

Koda

Walter

AST 203
 Astronomy
Koda
Zingale
Calder
von der Linden

Zingale

Calder

AST 205
Introduction to Planetary Sciences
Lanzetta

Lanzetta

Lanzetta

Zingale


AST 248
Search for Life in the Universe
Walter
Walter
Lattimer
Koda
Lattimer
Walter
Calder
Lattimer

AST 287 Introductory Research
in Astronomy by arrangement
with the instructor
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy

AST 301
Collisions in the Solar System

Lattimer



Lattimer



AST 341
Stars and Radiation


Zingale



Perna


AST 346
Galaxies

Lanzetta



Lanzetta



AST 347
Cosmology
Sehgal



Sehgal




AST 389
Science Fiction



Walter



Walter

AST 390
Special Topics in Astrophysics



Lattimer
(as  PHY390)





AST 443
Observational Techniques
von der Linden

von der Linden

von der Linden

von der Linden


AST 447
Senior Tutorial in Astronomy
By arrangement with instructor
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy

AST 487
Senior Research in Astronomy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you have a physical, psychological, medical or learning disability that may impact your course work, please contact the Student Accessibility Support Center (SASC), ECC (Educational Communications Center) Building, room 128, (631)632-6748. They will determine with you what accommodations are necessary and appropriate. All information and documentation is confidential.

Students requiring emergency evacuation are encouraged to discuss their needs with their professors and SASC.

Academic Integrity

Each student must pursue his or her academic goals honestly and be personally accountable for all submitted work. Representing another person's work as your own is always wrong. Faculty are required to report any suspected instances of academic dishonesty to the Academic Judiciary. For more comprehensive information on academic integrity, including categories of academic dishonesty, please refer to the academic judiciary website at http://www.stonybrook.edu/uaa/academicjudiciary.

Critical Incident Management

Stony Brook University expects students to respect the rights, privileges, and property of other people. Faculty are required to report to the Office of Judicial Affairs any disruptive behavior that interrupts their ability to teach, compromises the safety of the learning environment, or inhibits students' ability to learn.

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