Courses

Physics 129. Energy Science

Non-fossil energy sources and energy storage are important for our future. We cover four main subjects to which students with a background in physics and physical chemistry could make paradigm changing contributions: photovoltaic cells, nuclear power, batteries, and photosynthesis. Fundamentals of electrodynamics, statistical/thermal physics, and quantum mechanics are taught as needed to give students an understanding of the topics covered.
Prerequisite: Physics 15a (or 16), 15b, c or 11a, b. Pre/co-requisite Physics 143a or Chemistry 160 or equivalent.

Professor: 

Lene Hau

Season: 

Spring

Days: 

T
Th

Time: 

11:30-1:00

Course ID: 

125656

Subject Area: 

Physics

Research Areas: 

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