Students interested in relativity and black hole astrophysics should meet with Govind Menon regarding possible course offerings and research opportunities. Depending on student interest, we will periodically offer courses in
** Relativity I **(**PHY** 4460),
** Relativity II **(**PHY** 4478), and three
** Seminars in relativity **(**PHY** 4483-85). Research opportunity exists for the dedicated student with a high **midi-chlorian** count.

How to prepare to become a theoretical physicist at Troy University:
Theoretical (as opposed to experimental) physics concerns itself with the mathematical and philosophical aspects of physics. Like anything else, theoretical physicists come in different varieties. For example, a theoretical physicist might study fundamental theory like quantum field theory or general relativity. On the other hand, a phenomenologist would apply a fundamental theory(/theories) to a particular physical problem (cosmology for example). Yet others search for analytic or numerical solutions to the relevant equations. Regardless of these finer details, as an undergraduate student at Troy University, a student interested in theoretical physics should take as many courses in mathematics and physics as possible. With this in mind we have created the |
The Double Major in Physics and Mathematics (124 credit hours):
AREA I (6 hours): standard catalog requirement AREA II (12 hours): standard catalog requirement AREA III (12 hours): Physics with Calculus I + Lab, Calculus I, 4 hours of general science (astronomy is the recommended course) AREA IV (12 hours): standard catalog requirement AREA V (7 hours): University Orientation, Computer Science 1, Introduction to Statistics Physics Major (37 hours) Math Major (38 hours) |

Standing (left to right): Govind Menon, Caroline Howell, Soumitra Ganguly, Nick Johnson, Colin Jones, Natalie Larremore, Ashik Kannan (missing Rachid Bowles)

Standing (left to right): Sanjib Thapa, Suraj Thapa Magar, Pawan Khanal, Sangharsha Bhatta, Aashish Kafle, Bishal Niraula, H.C. Regan Babu Bhatta,

Govind Menon, Rakshak Adhikari, Ty Naquin, Sunil Adhikari, Ernest Lee, Andrew Crockett, Donovan Ebersole, Madelynn Lytle

Top: Joanna Campbell and Alex Brassington

Standing (left to right): Govind Menon,Yogesh Niraula, Aayush Nepal, Pawan Khatiwada

Sitting on rock: Nilotpal Mukherjee