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Marija Vucelja

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
310A JBL
382 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., 2010, Weizmann Institute of Science
AS-PHYS CAREER: Anomalous Thermal Relaxations of Physical Systems
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
June 01, 2020 – May 31, 2025
PHYS 3310: Statistical Physics
Credits: 3
Includes temperature and the laws of thermodynamics; introductory treatments of kinetic theory and statistical mechanics; and applications of Boltzmann, Bose-Einstein, and Fermi-Dirac distributions. Prerequisite: MATH 3255 (preferred) or MATH 3250, and PHYS 2620, or instructor permission.
PHYS 3420: Electricity and Magnetism I
Credits: 3
Systematic treatment of electromagnetic phenomena with extensive use of vector calculus, including Maxwell's equations. Prerequisite: MATH 4210, and PHYS 1720 or PHYS 2415, or instructor permission.
PHYS 3995: Research
Credits: 3
A research project on a topic in physics carried out under the supervision of a faculty member culminating in a written report. May be taken more than once. (S-SS) Prerequisite: Instructor permission.
PHYS 5250: Mathematical Methods of Physics I
Credits: 3
Discusses matrices, complex analysis, Fourier series and transforms, ordinary differential equations, special functions of mathematical physics, partial differential equations, general vector spaces, integral equations and operator techniques, Green's functions, group theory. Prerequisites: MATH 5210 and 5220 or instructor permission.
PHYS 7620: Quantum Theory II
Credits: 3
Includes angular momentum theory, techniques of time-dependent perturbation theory, emission and absorption of radiation, systems of identical particles, second quantization, and Hartree-Fock equations. Prerequisite: PHYS 7610 or instructor permission.
PHYS 8999: Master Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.
PHYS 9998: Pre-Qual Preparation for Doctoral Research
Credits: 1–12
For students who have not passed the Qualifying exam for doctoral research, taken before a dissertation director has been selected.
PHYS 9999: PhD Thesis Non-Topical Research
Credits: 1–12
For doctoral dissertation, taken under the supervision of a dissertation director.