PHY197F

Calendar of Important Dates

Week Class date Class topic Work due by Tue@7pm (total 10%) Work due by Wed@2pm Work set after class
1Sep.11IntroductionRead whole course website. Contact Final Project partner(s) and start brainstorming possible topics
2Sep.18Particle physicsnotes summary + 1-2 questions (1%) With my guidance, refine Final Project topic with partner(s)
3Sep.25Newton's lawsnotes summary + 1-2 questions (1%) Final Project: topic outline [100-200 words] (2%)Essay 1 (LHC and the Higgs Boson): start on outline
4Oct.02Einstein's refinementsnotes summary + 2-3 questions (1%) Essay 1 outline due [375 words] (2.5%) Finish Essay 1
5Oct.09Black holesnotes summary + 2-3 questions (1%) Essay 1 due [1500 words] (7.5%) Essay 2 (Black Holes): start on outline
6Oct.16Quantum physics 1notes summary + 2-3 questions (1%) Essay 2 outline due [450 words] (2.5%)Finish Essay 2
7Oct.23Quantum physics 2notes summary + 2-3 questions (1%) Essay 2 due [1800 words] (7.5%)Work on Final Project
8Oct.30Cosmology 1notes summary + 2-3 questions (1%) Work on Final Project
[Nov.06][Reading week]Work on Final Project
9Nov.13Cosmology 2notes summary + 2-3 questions (1%) Final Project: Oral Presentation draft script (10%) and Poster draft (10%) Essay 3 (Cosmology): start on outline
10Nov.20Theory of Everything 1notes summary + 2-3 questions (1%) Essay 3 outline due [500 words] (2.5%)Finish Essay 3
11Nov.27Theory of Everything 2notes summary + 2-3 questions (1%) Essay 3 [2000 words] (7.5%) (polish Poster and rehearse Oral Presentation)
12Dec.04[Student talks symposium]Final Project: Oral Presentation (10%) [3 mins/person] and Poster (8%)

Note: Grace Days cannot be used to delay your Final Project oral Presentation, which occurs during the final class of the semester, or for Weekly Summaries. Grace Days can only be used for pieces of written work worth over 5% of the final grade: Essays and written parts of the Final Project.