PhD Stream Students must pass the candidacy examination within 24 months from first entry.
Coursework: 12 units
Guided Study: 1 unit each term
Thesis Research: 6 units each term during pre-candidacy period and 12 units each term during post-candidacy period
For students entering with a research master’s degree, the normative study period is 36 months.
In the final year of study, students must submit a thesis to the Division and pass an oral examination defending his/her thesis.
Fields of Specialization
Experimental: Astrophysics, neutrino oscillation and particle physics; quantum sensing, ultracold atoms and molecules; plasmonics and metamaterials, ceramic-metal composites, thin film growth and magnetic oxides, undercooled metal liquids, nanostructured metal composites, energy storage materials turbulence; bacterial motion, colloids, glass formation, liquid-solid impact; experimental condensed matter physics.