PHYS 403 :: Physics Illinois :: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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The first class of the semester will be an Introduction to Physics 403 course and will held in person and also translated virtually via Zoom; to join, use your netid and password to access this link: Zoom link


Welcome to Modern Experimental Physics, where you will learn techniques and experiments in the physics of atoms, atomic nuclei, molecules, the solid state, quantum optics and other areas of modern physical research. Please see the course description for an explanation of how this course works. It may seem complicated at first, but all the pieces do work together to enhance understanding. Also, please consult the schedule to help you keep track of what is due when.

The goal of this lab course is to emulate the experience of working in an experimental research lab. Students will learn to use sophisticated equipment and learn how to correctly write a lab report.

Some of the experiments are so new that papers have actually been published by students in the course. Students interested in experimental physics research should strongly consider taking this course as a way to prepare for future research experiences or simply to see what may interest them.

examples of activities you can expect to do in PHYS 403 at the U of I