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M.S. in Physics

M.S. in Physics

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  • Study Level Masters
  • Duration 12 months

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The graduate program in physics is designed to equip students with a broad understanding of major fields of physics and to train them to carry out independent, original research. This objective is to be attained by formal course work and supervised research projects. As the number of students who are accepted is limited, a close contact between students and faculty is maintained, permitting close supervision and guidance of each student. Advanced degrees will be granted upon evidence of the student's knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in classical and modern physics. The satisfactory completion of advanced courses will constitute partial fulfillment of these requirements. Research upon which theses may be based, with residence at Brandeis, may be carried out in the following areas: 1. Theoretical Physics Quantum theory of fields; relativity; super gravity; string theory; condensed matter theory; statistical mechanics; biological physics. 2. Experimental Physics High-energy experimental physics; condensed matter physics; radio astronomy; and biological physics. Every graduate teaching fellow (TF) is supervised by a member of the faculty, who serves as a mentor to improve the quality of the TF's teaching. In recognition of this objective, each year the physics department awards the David Falkoff Prize to an outstanding teaching fellow. An additional goal of the department is to enable graduate students to be able to present their research findings in a clear and effective manner. Each spring the department organizes the Stephan Berko Symposium, where students give short presentations of their research. These talks are prepared with the assistance of faculty research advisers. The best graduate student research project and the best undergraduate research project are recognized with Stephan Berko Prizes. Learning Goals Most of our graduates go on to graduate school, while some go into high-tech employment, medical school, or other professional studies. Our students have an excellent record of entering the best graduate programs.