In recent decades, general relativity (GR) has become an integral and indispensable part of modern physics. Due to its research potential, GR has attracted many contemporary researchers and students. The course 'PHY 121: Contemporary Natural Philosophy' will explore most of the standard topics of the subject and provide a first-hand research experience on general relativity. Everyone has to submit one project for partial fulfilment of the course.

Type: In-person

Lectures: Sunday at 8:00 PM (BST/UTC+6:00)

Duration: 4:00 Hours

Span: 24 Lectures, 24 Homeworks, 2 Midterm Examinations, and 1 Final Examination

Length: 6 Months

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3.0

- Principal Instructor: Prosanto Chokroborty
- Course Instructor: Maruf Ahmed
- Course Instructor: Tahrim Ahmed
- Course Instructor: Nishat Anjum
- Course Instructor: Sheikh Ismail Hossain
- Course Instructor: Md. Arafat Hossen
- Course Instructor: Ahmed Farhan Ishraque
- Course Instructor: Sadman Sakib
- Course Instructor: Partha Sarker
- Course Instructor: Md. Jaber Ibne Taher
- Course Instructor: Iffat Zumarradah

Physics is all about figuring out fundamental laws of nature and predicting outcomes from a given set of initial conditions using those said laws. But sometimes there is just too much information and/or sometimes we don’t care about precise values of a quantity at a precise time, rather we are just as happy to find the average value of that quantity within a given range of time interval. That’s the whole idea of statistical mechanics. Using precise definitions from statistics and laws of physics, we can construct new laws that allow us to avoid working from point to point interactions and yet gives us useful results. Statistical mechanics may seem superficial but sometimes fundamental quantities like entropy can emerge from it which makes sense only in a many-body system in equilibrium. In this course, we will study statistical mechanics starting from thermodynamics, probability and slowly work our way into Ideal quantum gas. Later in the following course, we will explore even further which will depend on this course for concepts, laws, and definitions.

Type: Online (Google Meet)

Lectures: Monday at 8:00 PM (BST/UTC+6:00)

Duration: 4:00 Hours

Span: 24 Lectures, 24 Homeworks, 2 Midterm Examinations, and 1 Final Examination

Length: 6 Months

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3.0

- Principal Instructor: Md. Arafat Hossen

In recent decades, general relativity (GR) has become an integral and indispensable part of modern physics. Due to its research potential, GR has attracted many contemporary researchers and students. The course 'PHY 121: Contemporary Natural Philosophy' will explore most of the standard topics of the subject and provide a first-hand research experience on general relativity. Everyone has to submit one project for partial fulfilment of the course.

Type: Online (Google Meet)

Lectures: Sunday at 8:00 PM (BST/UTC+6:00)

Duration: 4:00 Hours

Span: 24 Lectures, 24 Homeworks, 2 Midterm Examinations, and 1 Final Examination

Length: 6 Months

Prerequisites: None

Credits: 3.0

- Principal Instructor: Ashiqul Islam Dip