Physics 40: Topics in Contemporary Physics
2/10/01: I've updated the list of area physics department seminars
and colloquia. I'll continue to add more as they come in, and I'll
add more lists from related departments.
1/23/01: There will be an organizational meeting for Physics 40 on
Monday January 24, 4:30 pm in Merrill 204. We'll meet to arrange regular
meeting times. Please let me know if you plan to take the course but
are unable to attend the meeting.
Professor Will Loinaz
Office: 223 Merrill Science Center
Phone: (413) 542-7968
Office Hours: TBA
Course Description: TBA
Times and location: M 6:30 - 8 pm, W 6 - 7:30 pm, Merrill 204
(Exception: In the second week of the semester we will meet T Th 5:30 - 7
rather than MW.)
Physics 35 or the equivalent, or my permission.
- Attendance: As this will be a small seminar course with an emphasis
participation, it's essential that you attend the all of the classes and that you
be prepared to participate fully in the discussion.
- Exams: We currently do not expect to give exams in this course.
- Homework, presentations, and other course requirements:
For each of the four main topic of discussion, there will be roughly ...(to
Additional useful references (if the library doesn't have them, I'll try to get them):
- The New Physics, by Paul Davies
- A Short Course in General Relativity, by Forster and Nightingale
I'll keep scheduling information on this site primarily. I'm not yet
Courseinfo, but as I get used to it I may post more stuff on there.
I'll post interesting or useful links pertinent to the course
here as they I come across them. If you come across any others, please
let me know.
Other Interesting talks in the Five-College area:
Area Seminars and colloquia
Interesting and useful papers