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Spring 2023 - Physics Team representing USA in Paris!

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OSU representing USA at International Physics Tourney in Paris

This past December, the OSU Society of Physics Students (SPS) won first place in the United States Physicist Tournament (USPT) that took place at the University of California, Berkeley.  As a result, we now have the privilege of representing the United States at the 2023 International Physicists' Tournament (IPT) taking place in Paris, France, this April.  However, we need your help to get there!  

In participating in the IPT, our team of Cowboy students has the opportunity to apply their physics knowledge learned inside and outside of the classroom to tackle open-ended, real-world problems and present their research in "physics fights" against teams from other countries. The students get to work on real-world projects and experiments in addition to learning how to present findings in a professional setting. In addition to the educational benefits, students make connections to in-field experts and likeminded peers from around the world, visit one of the most culturally rich cities in the world, and experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to represent Oklahoma State and the United States in this prestigious international event.   

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Descriptive Physics

PHYS 1014 Descriptive Physics (N) Description: A survey course presenting the basic concepts and principles of physics with a minimum of mathematics. Motion, waves, temperature, electricity, magnetism, optics, atomic structure, and nuclear energy.


College Physics 1

PHYS 1114 College Physics 1 (LN) Description: Algebra-based introductory course covering the basic concepts of physics appropriate for a range of science and preprofessional majors. Practical examples of the role of physics in other disciplines. Newtonian mechanics, fluids, heat, thermodynamics, waves, sound.


University Physics 1

PHYS 2014 University Physics 1 (LN) Description: Calculus-based introductory course for science, math and engineering majors. Mechanics, waves, heat, and thermodynamics.


Modern Physics

PHYS 3713 Modern Physics Description: This is the first course in the undergraduate quantum physics sequence. It covers the basic features of quantum mechanics as they relate to atomic systems, nuclear matter, photons, and electrons.


Introductory Quantum Mechanics

PHYS 4513 Introductory Quantum Mechanics Description: Uncertainty principle, setting up Schroedinger equation (time dependent as well as time independent) and solving it for linear oscillator, hydrogen atom, periodic, and other potentials.


Particle Physics

PHYS 5263 Particle Physics Description: Phenomenology of elementary particles: quark model, electromagnetic, weak, and strong interactions of quarks, leptons, and gauge bosons, Feynman diagram techniques, parton model, gauge symmetries, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Standard model, experimental tests.


General Relativity

PHYS 5813 General Relativity Description: Theory and applications of general relativity: the principle of equivalence, general coordinate invariance, tensors, affine connections, Einstein's field equations, classic tests, application to stellar dynamics, black holes, and cosmology.


Quantum Field Theory

PHYS 6323 Quantum Field Theory Description: Relativistic Quantum Mechanics: Klein-Gordon field, path integral formulation of Quantum Mechanics, Feynman diagrams, Quantum Electrodynamics, relativistic scattering radiative corrections, renormalization and critical exponents, non-Abelian gauge theories, spontaneous symmetry breaking.


Master’s Thesis Research

PHYS 5000 Master’s Thesis Research or Report Prerequisites: Consent of major professor. Description: Thesis research or report for master's degree.


Advanced Solid State Physics

PHYS 6513 Advanced Topics in Solid State Physics Description: Interaction of radiation and matter, neutron scattering, phase transitions, magnetic resonance and cooperative phenomena.


Advanced Particle Physics

PHYS 6613 Advanced Particle Physics Description: Renormalization of quantum field theories, spontaneous symmetry breaking, Standard model, flavor physics, grand unification, super-symmetry.


Doctoral Dissertation Research

PHYS 6000 Doctoral Dissertation Research Prerequisites: Admission to candidacy and permission of major professor. Description: Offered for variable credit, 1-15 credit hours, maximum of 60 credit hours.

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