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Updated:August, 2021. 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 2021
Spring2021
Fall 2020
Spring 2020
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Fall  2018
Spring2018




PHY 112 Light, Color, Vision
Weinacht

Weinacht

Weinacht

Graf




PHY 113 Physics of Sports
PHY 115 Lab


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
Tsybychev
Wilking
Pascuzzi

Lefferts
Hemmick
Pascuzzi

Stephens
Wilking

Lefferts
Hemmick

Stephens
Wilking

Lefferts
Wilking

Hobbs,Wilking
Rijssenbeek

Lefferts
Rijssenbeek
Pascuzzi

Lefferts




PHY 122 Physics for Life Sciences II
PHY 122 Lab

Stephens


Lefferts
Hemmick

Stephens
Kelly

Lefferts
Kelly

Gurvitch
Kelly

Lefferts
Kelly

Hobbs,Wilking
Rijssenbeek

Lefferts
Rijssenbeek




PHY 125 Classical Physics A Mendez
Pascuzzi
Mendez
Gurvitch
Gurvitch
Koch
Gurvitch
Vafei-Najafabadi




PHY 126 Classical Physics B Graf

Graf

Koch

Graf





PHY 127 Classical Physics C
Mendez

Du

Graf

Lee




PHY 131 Classical Physics I Ionas

Hemmick

Pascuzzi
Tsybychev
Ionas

Hemmick

Pascuzzi
Tsybychev
Graf

Hemmick

Pascuzzi
Pascuzzi
Hemmick
Koch




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




PHY 132 Classical Physics II Rijssenbeek
McCarthy
Ioans
Hemmick
Hobbs
Ionas
Hemmick
Pascuzzi
Hobbs
Hemmick,Hobbs

Mihaly
Koch
McGrew
Hemmick
Mihaly




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




PHY 141 Classical Physics I Honors Maria
FernandezSerra


Rijssenbeek

Rijssenbeek

Kumar





PHY 142 Classical Physics II Honors
Rijssenbeek

Rijssenbeek

Rijssenbeek

Kumar




 PHY 153 Data Analysis for Physics and Astronomy with Python
Kiryluk

Kiryluk
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

Deshpande

Deshpande






PHY 237/ATM 237 World Climate and Atmosphere

Hameed

Black

Black

Black




PHY 251 Modern Physics
PHY 252Lab
Mihaly

Mihaly
Mihaly

Mihaly
Mihaly

Mihaly
Mihaly

Mihaly
Mihaly

TBA
Wei

Dawber

Piacquadio

Dawber
Wei

Dawber




PHY 277 Computation for Physics and Astronomy Swesty
Dreyer
Swesty
Dreyer
Swesty
Dreyer
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
Metcalf
Allison
Schneble
Allison
Schneble
Weinacht
Weinacht




PHY 301 Electromagnetic Theory I Navid
VafeiNajafabadi


Dedushenko
Omori


Vafei-Najafabadi
Vafei-Najafabadi





PHY 302 Electromagnetic Theory II
Goldman

Loverde

Goldman

Goldman




PHY 303 Mechanics Ionas

Ionas

Rocek

Rocek





PHY 306 Thermal Physics
Shuryak

Shuryak

Shuryak

Fernandez-Serra



PHY 307 Physical and Methematical  Foundations of Quantum Mechanics











PHY308 Quantum Physics
Zahed

Goldman

Allison

Allison




PHY311 Connections in Science



Mendez

Misewich/Mendez





PHY313
Mystery of Matter

Jung

Jung

Tsybychev






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




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











PHY390 Special Topics
in Physics




VafeiNajafabadi








PHY405 Advanced Quantum Physics Zahed

Goldman

Goldman

Goldman





PHY408 Relativity
Goldman
Swesty

Swesty

Swesty

Shuryak




PHY420
Accelerators


VafeiNajafabadi








PHY431 Nuclear and Particle Physics
GonzalezGarcia

GonzalezGarcia

Gonzalez-Garcia

Gonzalez-Garcia




PHY 445/PHY 515 Senior Laboratory Du
FigueroaBarragan
McGrew
Li
Du
Liu
McGrew
Schneble
Liu
Du
Weinacht
McGrew
McGrew
Liu
Jones

FigueroaBarragan
Koch
Liu
McGrew
FigueroaBarragan
Koch
Liu
McGrew
FigueroaBarragan
Koch
Liu
McGrew

FigueroaBarragan
Koch
Liu
Tsybychev




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)




PHY452 Lasers Metcalf

Metcalf

Metcalf

Metcalf





PHY472 Solid State Physics Mihaly



TBA







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.

Astronomy (AST) course

Fall 2021
Spring2021
Fall 2020
Spring 2020
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018



AST 100
Astronomy Today

Sehgal
Walter
Lattimer
Sehgal
Zingale
Lattimer
Farr
von der Linden

Koda
Lanzetta




AST 101
Introduction to Astronomy


Sehgal

Koda

Koda





AST 105
Introduction to the Solar System

Lanzetta

Perna

Perna

Walter
Lanzetta



AST 112
Astronomy Lab



Sehgal

Koda

Koda





AST 200
Intro to Astronomy Research


Armitage

Armitage

Lattimer

Koda



AST 203
 Astronomy

Lanzetta
Lanzetta
Farr
Lanzetta
Koda
Zingale
Calder
von der Linden



AST 205
Introduction to Planetary Sciences

Perna

Perna

Lanzetta

Lanzetta




AST 248
Search for Life in the Universe

Walter
Koda
Calder
Lattimer
Walter
Walter
Lattimer
Koda



AST 287 Introductory Research
in Astronomy by arrangement
with the instructor

Zingale
McCarthy
Zingale
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy



AST 301
Collisions in the Solar System


Walter



Lattimer





AST 341
Stars and Radiation



Zingale



Zingale




AST 346
Galaxies


Koda



Lanzetta





AST 347
Cosmology

Sehgal



Sehgal






AST 389
Science Fiction




Walter



Walter



AST 390
Special Topics in Astrophysics


Lattimer

Armitage



Lattimer
(as  PHY390)



AST 443
Observational Techniques

von der Linden
von der Linden
Walter

von der Linden

von der Linden




AST 447
Senior Tutorial in Astronomy
By arrangement with instructor

Zingale
McCarthy
Zingale
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy
Lattimer
McCarthy



AST 487
Senior Research in Astronomy

Zingale
McCarthy
Zingale
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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