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Marie Lopez del Puerto

Associate Professor
Degree
University of Minnesota - Twin Cities
Ph.D. Physics, 2008
M.S. Physics, 2004

Universidad de las Americas - Puebla, Mexico
B.S. Physics, 2002
Office
OWS 160B
Phone
(651) 962-5213
Mail
Mail Stop OWS 153
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105-1080

The properties of nanoscale systems such as molecules and clusters of atoms can be very different from the properties of bulk materials. That is because, at the nanoscale, quantum effects become important. In particular, the structural, optical, and electronic properties of atomic clusters can be size dependent. This is not only interesting from a theoretical point of view, but may also lead to new technological applications. The goal of my research is to use first-principles calculations to gain a better understanding of the role of quantum effects in nanoscale systems.

Fall 2018 Courses

Fall 2018 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 111 - 02 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 0935 - 1200 FDC 317

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1200

Location:

FDC 317

Course Registration Number:

41017 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Marie Lopez del Puerto

This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109. Note: Starting with the fall of 2018, PHYS 111 and PHYS 112 have been renumbered to PHYS 211 and PHYS 212 respectively.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHYS 111 - 04 Classical Physics I M - W - F - - 1215 - 1440 FDC 317

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1215 - 1440

Location:

FDC 317

Course Registration Number:

41262 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Marie Lopez del Puerto

This course and its continuation PHYS 112 serve as a two-semester introduction to classical physics. Applications are chosen that focus on engineering and the physical sciences. Topics include principles of classical mechanics: vectors, kinematics, particle and rigid body rotational dynamics and statics; conservation laws; and thermodynamics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisite: A minimum grade of C- in MATH 109 or MATH 113. NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 111 may not receive credit for PHYS 109. Note: Starting with the fall of 2018, PHYS 111 and PHYS 112 have been renumbered to PHYS 211 and PHYS 212 respectively.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2019 Courses

J-Term 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2019 Courses

Spring 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 225 - L01 Applications of Modern Physics M - W - F - - 1335 - 1440 OWS 250

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1440

Location:

OWS 250

Course Registration Number:

21026 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Marie Lopez del Puerto

This course investigates the quantum theory of light, wave- particle duality, quantum mechanics in one-dimension, statistical physics, lasers, and solid state physics. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 212 and in either MATH 200 or MATH 210.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHYS 225 - L62 Appl. of Modern Physics LAB - - - R - - - 1330 - 1700 OWS 168

Days of Week:

- - - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1700

Location:

OWS 168

Course Registration Number:

21027 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

0 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Marie Lopez del Puerto

This course investigates the quantum theory of light, wave- particle duality, quantum mechanics in one-dimension, statistical physics, lasers, and solid state physics. The course consists of lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in PHYS 212 and in either MATH 200 or MATH 210.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)