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Chemical Physics

College of Arts and Sciences


Associate Professors David Baxter (Physics), Josef Zwanziger (Chemistry)

Graduate Faculty

Chancellors’ Professor
George Ewing (Emeritus, Chemistry)

Distinguished Professors
Ernest Davidson (Chemistry), Steven Girvin (Physics), Gary Hieftje (Chemistry), Allan MacDonald (Physics), Peter Ortoleva (Chemistry), Charles Parmenter (Chemistry), Victor Viola (Chemistry)

Linda and Jack Gill Chair
Gary Hieftje (Chemistry)

Adam Allerhand (Chemistry), Russell Bonham (Emeritus, Chemistry), Stanley Hagstrom (Emeritus, Chemistry, Computer Science), Larry Kesmodel (Physics), Peter Langhoff (Chemistry), Lawrence Montgomery (Chemistry), James Reilly (Chemistry), William Schaich (Physics), James Swihart (Emeritus, Physics)

Associate Professors
David Baxter (Physics), John Carini (Physics), David Clemmer (Chemistry), Glenn Martyna* (Chemistry), Romualdo de Souza (Chemistry), Josef Zwanziger (Chemistry)

Graduate Advisors
Associate Professor David Baxter, Swain West 128, (812) 855-8337; Associate Professor Josef Zwanziger, Chemistry C231A, (812) 855-3994

Degree Offered
Doctor of Philosophy. A student may also qualify for the Master of Science degree in chemistry or physics.

Special Program Requirements

(See also general University Graduate School requirements.)

Doctor of Philosophy Degree

Admission Requirements
Undergraduate degree in chemistry, physics, or mathematics. Students who have interests in the physical sciences with undergraduate degrees in other fields, such as engineering, are also encouraged to apply; they will be considered on an individual basis. Admission to the program requires the student first be admitted to the graduate program in chemistry or physics.

B (3.0) average or higher must be maintained.

Course Requirements
These requirements are flexible and are planned and approved by the Chemical Physics Committee and the individual student. The guidelines in planning the curriculum are that the student in the program acquire a knowledge of condensed-matter physics, electricity and magnetism, molecular structure, kinetics, atomic and molecular spectroscopy, quantum mechanics, and statistical mechanics. The formal requirements are either those of a major in physical chemistry with a minor in physics, or of a major in physics with a minor in chemistry.

For a minor in physics, 9 credit hours in physics courses at the P501 level or higher are required. For a minor in chemistry, 6 credit hours are required, chosen from the following: C561-C562, C566, C567-C568, C668. Occasionally, courses other than those listed here may be accepted, but such substitutions require approval of the Chemical Physics Committee.

See Ph.D. program descriptions listed under chemistry or physics.

Qualifying Examination
See requirements of the major department, found elsewhere in this bulletin.

Under the direction of a graduate faculty member of the Department of Chemistry or the Department of Physics.

Final Examination
Usually oral, covering dissertation, major, and minor(s).

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