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  • Kardar, Mehran (2004-06)
    A two-semester course on statistical mechanics. Basic principles are examined in 8.333: the laws of thermodynamics and the concepts of temperature, work, heat, and entropy. Postulates of classical statistical mechanics, ...
  • Lee, P. A. (Patrick A.), 1946- (2004-06)
    Second term of a theoretical treatment of the physics of solids. Interacting electron gas: many-body formulation, Feynman diagrams, random phase approximation and beyond. General theory of linear response: dielectric ...
  • Mirny, Leonid; Kardar, Mehran (2005-06)
    Statistical Physics in Biology is a survey of problems at the interface of statistical physics and modern biology. Topics include: bioinformatic methods for extracting information content of DNA; gene finding, sequence ...
  • Kardar, Mehran; Mirny, Leonid A. (2003-06)
    A survey of problems at the interface of statistical physics and modern biology: Bioinformatic methods for extracting information content of DNA; gene finding, sequence comparison, phylogenetic trees. Physical interactions ...
  • Chen, Min (2004-12)
    Survey of current research in High Energy Physics. Topics include electron-positron and proton-antiproton collisions; electroweak phenomena, heavy flavor physics, and high-precision tests of the Standard Model. Other topics ...
  • Stewart, Iain (2003-06)
    The strong force which bind quarks together is described by a relativistic quantum field theory called quantum chromodynamics (QCD). Subject surveys: The QCD Langrangian, asymptotic freedom and deep inelastic scattering, ...
  • Bertschinger, Edmund W. (2002-06)
    This course covers the basic principles of Einstein's general theory of relativity. Also discussed are differential geometry, experimental tests of general relativity, black holes, and cosmology.
  • Pinker, Steven (2001-12)
    A first course in psychology: how we think, see, feel, learn, talk, act, grow, fear, like, love, hate, lust, and interact. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and ...
  • Wolfe, Jeremy M. (2002-12)
    This course surveys questions about human behavior and mental life ranging from how you see to why you fall in love. The great controversies: nature and nurture, free will, consciousness, human differences, self and society. ...
  • Constantine-Paton, Martha, 1947-; Sheng, Morgan Hwa-Tze; Garrity, Paul A. (2003-06)
    Subject covers all major areas of cellular and molecular neurobiology including excitable cells and membranes, ion channels and receptors, synaptic transmission, cell type determination, axon guidance and targeting, neuronal ...
  • Bear, Mark F.; Seung, H. Sebastian (2004-12)
    Relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include: functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep ...
  • Schneider, Gerald E. (2001-12)
    Relation of structure and function at various levels of neuronal integration. Topics include: functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, sensory and motor systems, centrally programmed behavior, sensory systems, sleep ...
  • Miller, Earl; Jhaveri, Sonal (2002-06)
    Consists of a series of hands-on laboratories designed to give students experience with common techniques for conducting neuroscience research. Included are sessions on anatomical, ablation, neurophysiological, and computer ...
  • Schiller, Peter H. (2003-06)
    The organization of the mammalian visual system and the manner in which shape, color, texture, motion, and depth are processed. Alternate years.
  • Corkin, Suzanne; Wilson, Matthew (2003-12)
    Topics in mammalian learning and memory including cellular mechanisms of neural plasticity, electrophysiology, and behavior. Emphasis on human and animal models of hippocampal mechanisms and function. Lectures and discussion ...
  • Corkin, Suzanne; Wilson, Matthew (2001-12)
    Topics in mammalian learning and memory including cellular mechanisms of neural plasticity, electrophysiology, and behavior. Emphasis on human and animal models of hippocampal mechanisms and function. Lectures and discussion ...
  • Schiller, Peter H.; Brown, Merritt Christian (2002-12)
    Examines the neural bases of visual and auditory processing for perception and sensorimotor control. Focuses on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals ...
  • Schiller, Peter H.; Brown, Merritt Christian (2004-12)
    Examines the neural bases of visual and auditory processing for perception and sensorimotor control. Focuses on physiological and anatomical studies of the mammalian nervous system as well as behavioral studies of animals ...
  • Quinn, William G.; Chess, Andrew (2002-06)
    An introduction to the structure and function of the nervous system. Emphasis placed on the cellular properties of neurons and other excitable cells. Includes the structure and biophysical properties of excitable cells, ...
  • Corkin, Suzanne (2004-06)
    Course topics explore the relations between neural systems and cognition, emphasizing attention, vision, language, motor control, and memory. An introduction to basic neuroanatomy, functional imaging techniques, and ...
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