Physics Education

Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California, Davis
M.S. in Physics from the University of California, San Diego
B.A. in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley

UC Davis Courses
Course - Title - Professor - Text:

  • Physics 230B - Quantum Field Theory - Jack Gunion - An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory by Peskin and Schroeder
  • Physics 230C - Quantum Field Theory - Joe Kiskis - An Introduction to Quantum Field Theory by Peskin and Schroeder
  • Physics 245A - High Energy Physics - Maxwell Chertok - Introduction to Elementary Particle Physics by Bettini
  • Physics 245B - High Energy Physics - Hsin-Chia Cheng - The Standard Model and Beyond by Langacker
  • Physics 245C - Collider Physics - Michael Mulhearn - Class Notes
  • Physics 246A,B - Advanced Supersymmetry - John Terning - Modern Supersymmetry by Terning
  • Physics 250 - Higgs Physics - Jack Gunion - Class Notes
  • Physics 250 - Topological Quantum Field Theory - Mukund Rangamani - Class Notes
  • Physics 250 - Scattering Amplitudes - Jaroslav Trnka - Scattering Amplitudes in Gauge Theory and Gravity by Elvang and Huang
  • Physics 252B - Techniques of Experimental Physics - Robert Svoboda - Experimental Techniques in Nuclear and High Energy Physics by Tavernier
  • Physics 260 - General Relativity - Steve Carlip - Spacetime and Geometry - An Introduction to General Relativity by Carroll

UC San Diego Courses
Course - Title - Professor - Text:

  • Physics 200A - Theoretical Mechanics - Henry Abarbanel - Classical Mechanics by Goldstein
  • Physics 200B - Theoretical Mechanics - Daniel Dubin - Classical Mechanics by Goldstein and Mechanics by Landau and Lifshitz
  • Physics 210A - Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics - Raj Pathria - Statistical Mechanics by Pathria
  • Physics 203A,B - Advanced Classical Electrodynamics - Thomas O'Neil - Classical Electrodynamics by Jackson and The Classical Theory of Fields by Landau and Lifshitz
  • Physics 212A,B - Quantum Mechanics - George Fuller - Modern Quantum Mechanics by Sakurai
  • Physics 212C - Quantum Mechanics - Conjun Wu - Class Notes
  • Physics 210B - Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics - Herbert Levine - Nonequilibrium Statistical Mechanics by Zwanzig
  • Physics 211A - Solid State Physics - Robert Dynes - Solid State Physics by Ashcroft
  • Physics 215A,B - Particles and Fields - Kenneth Intriligator - Quantum Field Theory by Srednicki

UC Berkeley Courses
Course - Title - Professor - Text:

  • Honors Physics 7A – Mechanics – Steven Boggs – An Introduction to Mechanics by Kleppner/Kolenkow and Vibrations and Waves by French
  • Honors Physics 7B – Electromagnetism – Herbert Steiner – Electricity and Magnetism by Purcell
  • Honors Physics 7C – Modern Physics – Michael Crommie – Modern Physics by Serway/Moses/Moyer and Optics by Hecht
  • Physics 110A – Electromagnetism – Christopher McKee – Introduction to Electrodynamics by Griffiths
  • Physics 111 BSC – Semiconductor Circuitry – William Holzapfel – The Art of Electronics by Horowitz/Hill
  • Physics 111 ADV – Advanced Physics Laboratory – Joseph Orenstein – Introduction to Error Analysis by Taylor
  • Physics 112 – Statistical and Thermal Physics – Frances Hellman – Thermal Physics by Kittel/Kroemer
  • Physics 137A – Quantum Mechanics – Joel Moore – Introduction to Quantum Mechanics by Griffiths
  • Physics 137B – Quantum Mechanics – Dung-Hai Lee – Class Notes
  • Physics 221A – Quantum Mechanics – Robert Littlejohn – Modern Quantum Mechanics by Sakurai
  • Physics 105 – Analytic Mechanics – Edgar Knobloch – Classical Mechanics by Taylor
  • Physics 177 – Biophysics – Carlos Bustamante – Molecular Biophysics by Daune

Physics Awards and Test Scores:

  • 2008: Recipient of Laslett Scholarship in Physics
  • 2007: Recipient of Larimer Scholarship in Physics
  • 2007: Recipient of Isidore Pomerantz Scholarship in Physics
  • 2007: 850 on Physics GRE
  • 2004: 5 on AP Physics C (Mechanics) and 4 on AP Physics C (Electromagnetism) Exams
  • 2003: 5 on AP Physics B Exam
  • 2003: 800 on SAT II Physics Exam