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DVH (9/17/2019) 12 noon:  This week: more Ginzburg-Landau Theory.  Tuesday = surface energy and Type II SC.  Thursday: currents and phase coherence.


DVH (9/10/2019) 3:30pm:  A new version of the Lecture 3 notes with some typos fixed has been uploaded.  [Note:  The anomalous RΨ term I had in the denominator of the Pippard and Chambers expressions should be R^4 !


DVH (9/10/2019):  Today we will be starting our discussion of models and theories of superconductivity today.  Slides are posted.  See you in class!


DVH (8/25/2019):   The FIRST DAY of Physics 498SQD will be on Thursday, August 29, from 1:00pm-2:20pm in 222 LLP.

We will not hold class on Tuesday, August 27, because it overlaps the Department of Physics PhD Qualifying Exam which several students enrolled in the course are taking.


Please see the course description for an explanation of how this course works. The course description also gives important details on our policies for missed exams, homework & quizzes. Also, please consult the schedule to help you keep track of what is due when.