PHYS 575A, C, D - Special Topics in
Radiation and Detectors
Last updated: 3-August-2015
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Autumn Quarter, 2015
3 graduate credits OR 3 Continuing Education Units
Meets: Tuesdays, 6:30-8:50pm
Room: Physics-Astronomy Building, Room A-114
OR -- available online at the same time
Labs: Three special sessions for hands-on work in
lab, Physics-Astronomy Room B-260 (3 hr each, Thursdays -
dates to be confirmed in class)
R. Jeffrey Wilkes
Kenneth Young Memorial Professor,
Department of Physics
B303 Physics Astronomy Building, 543-4232
recorded ! Adobe Connect sessions will be
recorded, and will be available here. Click on the links there to launch
an Adobe Connect window, and play back the class.
Physics Professional MS Program information
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UW Professional and Continuing Education (PCE) contact:
To request forms for course registration, or for questions about
registration, please contact:
Program Administrator (for help with PCE administrative functions:
course registration, tuition payment)
206.685.9586 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional MS Program contacts:
For information about the Physics Professional MS Degree Program,
home page, or contact :
Graduate Student Adviser (for help with Graduate School rules and
R. J. Wilkes
Faculty Coordinator for Physics PMSP (for academic advising)
Note: Mail to email@example.com is
forwarded to both Ms Provost and Prof. Wilkes
Radiation (particles or photons) and radiation detectors of many
kinds are crucial for acquiring information on physical phenomena
and performing quantitative measurements in applied physics,
astrophysics, health sciences and many other fields.
This course will combine lectures with a seminar-discussion
format. We will provide an overview of the nature of particle and
photon radiation, their interactions with matter, and radiation
effects. Sensors and detector systems for nuclear radiation and
subatomic particles, and their applications in particle
astrophysics, medical diagnostic imaging, industrial R&D, and
basic research will be discussed. Specific material covered will
depend upon interests of students.
Students will be expected to make brief, informal presentations,
reporting on topics they have chosen to investigate. The
instructor is an experimental particle physicist.
Intermediate level physics courses (E&M, QM, and
thermodynamics), or equivalent engineering courses.
a) Students matriculated in the UW Physics Evening MS Degree
b) Anyone with adequate undergraduate preparation in a physical
science, mathematics or engineering, including the prerequisites
listed above. You may enroll for this class as a graduate
non-matriculated student (GNM), or as a Certificate student,
without joining the degree program. Please contact PCE for further information.
c) Full or part time UW graduate students, from any college or
Sections and course sequence
- This course is the first in a sequence of 3-credit courses
offered for a Certificate in Radiation Physics by the UW Physics
Department. For information on how to register for the
Certificate program, please contact UW Professional and
Continuing Education (PCE).
- All 3 sections meet at the same time and participate in class
activities together. However, grading and assigned work may be
different for CEU and Graduate students.
- Students in the Certificate Program will receive 3
Continuing Education Units for this course. This course is a
prerequisite for subsequent courses in the certificate
sequence. Certificate students register in Section D
- Graduate students will receive 3 credits for this course.
- Students matriculated in the Physics Professional MS
degree program (or Physics GNM students) may register for Section
19523) of this course as an elective through PCE, as
for other Physics evening courses; if they complete the
entire 3-course sequence, "With Concentration in
Radiation Physics" will be recorded on their
- Students matriculated in any other UW graduate degree
program may register in Section A (SLN
19522) via MyUW.
- The first few class sessions will be talk and discussion (in
lecture room A-110). We will agree upon dates/times for the lab
sessions (in advanced-lab classroom B-260).
- Students may attend any session online via Adobe Connect.
Attendance in person is recommended but not required, except for
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