Welcome to the Unofficial Cornell Physics Wiki!

This is not limited to only coursework. Contribute any resources or additional pages you think anyone may find useful! If a page does not exist for a class you have taken, please do us all a favor and make one!

This website is entirely student-run and managed by the e-board of the Society of Physics Students. While the wiki does include links to official department forms, such as the freshman brochure, senior thesis guidelines, and department website pages, the Physics Department does not have any official involvement in this wiki; we simply aim to share potentially helpful resources from a variety of sources, ranging from student testimonials to department guidelines.

Physics Community Pages

Physics Classes

Tag Description
Intro Introductory Classes
Intro+ Honors or Alternative Introductory Classes
Core Quantum mechanics sequence, intermediate mechanics, and electricity and magnetism. Required for all physics majors.
Lab Laboratory Classes
Conc Inner Concentration required classes

All the information in the below course pages is provided from students. Please check the course roster for official, up-to-date information. The Wiki is meant to supplement official sources with student insights, not replace them.






Research Programs and Opportunities

External Research Programs and Internships

Cornell-Sponsored Events, Scholarships and Opportunities


External Scholarships

Graduate Fellowships

Graduate Fellowships for Study Abroad


Outreach and Service Opportunities