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Teaching

Chivukula teaches physics at the graduate and undergraduate level, and incorporates the techniques of active learning in all of his classes. Courses taught at Michigan State University include:

  • LBS/PHY415: Methods of Theoretical Physics (Spring 2005-): Introduction to Mathematical Physics (w/ E. H. Simmons).
  • AST 860: Gravitational Astrophysics (Spring 2004): Introduction to General Relativity
  • PHY992: Quantum Chromodynamics (Fall 2004): Topics in Nonperturbative Supersymmetry.
  • PHY 810: Methods of Theoretical Physics (Fall 2006-8): Graduate core course in mathematical physics.
  • PHY854: Quantum Electrodynamics (Spring 2005): Introduction to Quantum Field Theory.
  • PHY905: Special Problems in Physics LHC Physics. (Spring 2006): Introduction to Theoretical Collider Physics at the LHC.
  • PHY905: Advanced Techniques in Quantum Field Theory. (Spring 2007): Introduction to methods of advanced quantum field theory.
  • PHY405: Directed Study. (Fall 2007): Reading Course in String Theory.

Graduate Students:

  • Dimitrios Kominis - Boston University Ph.D, 1995
  • Vassilios Koulovassilopoulos - Boston University Ph. D, 1995
  • Bogdan Dobrescu - Boston University Ph. D, 1998
  • Baradhwaj Panayancheri Coleppa - MSU Ph. D, 2009
  • Stefano DiChiara - MSU Ph. D, 2009
  • Felix Braam - MSU M.S., 2007
  • Michael Flossdorf - MSU M.S., 2007
  • Arsham Farzinnia - MSU Ph. D student
  • Pawin Ittisamai - MSU Ph. D student

Visiting Graduate Students (for up to one year)

  • Tomohiro Abe, Masafumi Kurachi, and Shinya Matsuzaki (Nagoya University, Japan)
  • Jing Ren (Tsinghua University, China)

MSU Honors College Professorial Assistants

  • Garrett Warnell, 2005-06.
  • Edita Klymte, 2006-07.
  • Tyler Augst, 2007-08.
  • Jamie Overbeek, 2008-09.
  • Alex Goodin, 2010-11.
  • Drew Murray, 2011-12.