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Welcome to the Physics group! If you are a student or practicing engineer or scientist who wants to learn more about physics or an instructor looking for materials to use in a course, you can find material here that includes complete courses and seminars on specialized topics.

Much of the material is freely accessible by any visitor, but by joining this group, you can participate in discussions on topics of interest to you, post items to the group wiki or even work on a project with other group members. Additionally, as a group member you may receive notifications about new materials and events of interest to the physics group members. Adding events to the group calendar is as easy as clicking on “add event”.  There is a physics group collection, where you can post links to relevant resources from within nanoHUB, link to material outside nanoHUB, or upload new content (to be shared just in the collection, and not as a regular nanoHUB pubplication.)

You can also contribute substantial resources to nanoHUB through the resource contribution process, and then send a message to the group manager so that links to those resources can be added to this group.

This group contains the following:

Introductory Material

Physics for Future Presidents

Purdue University (2001) 39 Lectures.
Taught by Jerry M. Woodall
Selected Topics: energy and power, atoms and heat, gravity, force, and space, Chain reactions, electricity, nuclear reactors, waves, earthquakes, light, invisible light, climate change, quantum physics, relativity, the universe

Illinois Physics 498: Introduction to Biological Physics

By Paul R Selvin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

We will apply simple yet powerful ideas of physics to gain some understanding of biology. (What is the inertia of a bacteria and how does this affect its behavior?) We will begin with atoms, move to molecules, then macromolecules, then cells, and finally whole systems. For example, how do we see? The answer: photons cause the release of chemicals that create electricity. How do we move? The answer: tiny biomolecular motors break chemical bonds, using the energy to create force and motion with efficiencies that put man-made machines to shame. These motors, and indeed, much of biology at the molecular level, operate at the nanometer (one-billionth of a meter) and picoNewton (1 trillionth of a pound) scales. How can we measure such tiny things? Come find out! No prior biology knowledge or prerequisites, since the course includes a molecular biology primer.


Graduate Courses

Atomistic Material Science

MSE 405 at Northwestern University (2006) 35 Lectures.
Taught by Mark Hersam
Selected Topics: wave function, Schrodinger equation, free particle, bound particles, scattering, tunneling, separation of variables, hydrogen atoms, bosons, fermions,perturbation theory, free electron theory, vibrations, harmonic crystal, semiconductors

Percolation Theory

Purdue University (2008) 2 Lectures.
Taught by Muhammad A. Alam
Selected Topics: percolation of electronic devices, thresholds, islands, fractals

Colloquium on Graphene Physics and Devices

Purdue University (2009) 6 Lectures.
Taught by Joerg Appenzeller, Supriyo Datta and Mark Lundstrom
Selected Topics: bottom up, graphene fundamentals, low bias transport, NEGF simulation, graphene nanodevices, PN junctions

Physics of Nanoscale MOSFETs

Purdue University (2008) 9 Lectures.
Taught by Mark Lundstrom
Selected Topics: ballistic MOSFET, ballistic transport, bottom up approach, drift-diffusion, MOSFET, nanoelectronics, nanotransistors, short course, transistors, a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.