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Utpal Chatterjee

Associate Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of Physics
Office location and address
159 JBL
382 McCormick Rd
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903
Ph.D., 2007, University of Illinois - Chicago
AS-PHYS-Collaborative Research: Accelerated discovery of chalcogenides
Source: U.S. NSF - Directorate Math. & Physical Sciences
October 01, 2016 – September 30, 2022
AS-PHYS CAREER: A Multifaceted Approach for Manipulation and Investigation of Quantum Phases and Phase Transitions in Prototypical 2-D Metallic Systems
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
May 01, 2015 – April 30, 2022
AS-PHYS-Collaborative Research: Accelerated discovery of chalcogenides
Source: U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF)
October 01, 2016 – October 01, 2016
PHYS 2415: General Physics II: Electricity & Magnetism, Optics
Credits: 3
Second semester of introductory physics for engineers and scientists. Electrostatics, including conductors and insulators; DC circuits; magnetic forces and fields; magnetic effects of moving charges and currents; electromagnetic induction; Maxwell's equations; electromagnetic oscillations and waves. Introduces geometrical and physical optics. Three lecture hours. Prerequisite: PHYS 1425, APMA 1110 or MATH 1320.
PHYS 3993: Independent Study
Credits: 3
Individual study of topics in physics not normally covered in formal classes. Study is carried out under the tutelage of a faculty member with whom the requirements are agreed upon prior to enrollment. (S-SS) Prerequisite: 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 7610: Quantum Theory I
Credits: 3
Introduces the physical basis of quantum mechanics, the Schroedinger equation and the quantum mechanics of one-particle systems, and stationary state problem. Prerequisite: Twelve credits of 3000-level physics courses and MATH 5210, 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 8610: Condensed Matter Theory I
Credits: 3
The description and basic theory of the electronic properties of solids including band structure, electrical conduction, optical properties, magnetism and super-conductivity. Prerequisite: PHYS 7620 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.