Mataka wrote:Advanced quantum can be anything but I'm assuming it's still non relativistic QM, so probably still undergraduate level, particle without a proper knowledge of QFT tend to be very hand waving so also undergraduate level, photon well I never saw a course called photon, condensed matter is usually a 4th year undergrad course, and nuclear physics well I can't say I never took such course.
Apparently photon physics consists of:
1. Photonics: lasers and coherent light, modulation devices, optical waveguides, interference and holography, fibre optic communications, transmission and coupling to hardware and software devices, applications;
2. Synchrotron physics: radiation from moving charges and charge distributions, generating a synchrotron beam and enhancing its emission characteristics, experimental areas and beams, detectors and analyser, image formation, and
3. Optics: wave propagation and image formation, plane waves, diffraction, angular spectrum, phase contrast, interferometry, holography, focussed fields and the singularity hierarchy.
I should note that all of these courses are actually 3rd year level. Here in Australia the Bachelors degree is actually a 3 year course. The 4th 'Honours' year is technically a separate degree, consisting of a thesis and the "advanced" coursework. A typical honours physics class consists of less than 10 students, and the coursework is determined by both the student and their advisor.
dlenmn wrote:Subject matter, yes (although graduate students generally aren't required to take math classes). Difficulty, you tell me. You just listed a bunch of subjects -- how am I to know what difficulty level they were taught at? Give us some information. What books have/will you use?
According to my brother in law (works as a postdoc in my physics department), books are not issued and are rarely used during the Honours year. Apparently, outside of the lectures and material supplied by the professors, students are expected to absorb the material via primary sources, i.e., research journals/papers.