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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 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 212 - 01 Classical Physics II M - W - F - - 0815 - 1040 OWS 169

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 1040

Location:

OWS 169

Course Registration Number:

42539 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Marie Lopez del Puerto

Continuation of PHYS 211. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in both PHYS 211 and MATH 114 or 200 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 212 may not receive credit for PHYS 110.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
PHYS 212 - 03 Classical Physics II M - W - F - - 1335 - 1600 OWS 166

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1335 - 1600

Location:

OWS 166

Course Registration Number:

42541 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Marie Lopez del Puerto

Continuation of PHYS 211. Topics include waves and sound; electricity and magnetism; geometric and physical optics. The course meets three times a week for two consecutive periods consisting of integrated lecture, discussion and laboratory. Prerequisites: A minimum grade of C- in both PHYS 211 and MATH 114 or 200 NOTE: Students who receive credit for PHYS 212 may not receive credit for PHYS 110.

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
PHYS 410 - 01 Stat Mech and Thermodynamics M - W - F - - 1055 - 1320 OWS 168

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1320

Location:

OWS 168

Course Registration Number:

21953 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Marie Lopez del Puerto

Concepts and laws of thermodynamics and of statistical mechanics. Applications of these to various systems, including gases, liquids, solids and chemical systems. 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 PHYS 215, 225, and MATH 200 and 210.

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