Theoretical Physics Moderatorship 2012-13
Senior Sophister Year (Mathematics Modules)
Note that these details are as at the end of the academic year 2011-12.
- MA3425 Partial differential equations I Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA3429 Differential geometry I [prerequisite: MA2322] Lecturer: Prof. Peter Taylor
- MA4445 Quantum field theory I [prerequisites: MA3442 [MA3444 recommended]] Lecturer: Prof. Sergey Frolov
- MA4447 The Standard Model of Elementary Particle Physics [prerequisites: MA3442 [CHECK THIS]] Lecturer: Prof. Stefan Sint
- MA3426 Partial differential equations II [prerequisite: MA3425] Lecturer: Prof. John Stalker
- MA4446 Quantum field theory II [prerequisite: MA4445] Lecturer: Prof. Samson Shatashvili
- MA4448 General relativity [prerequisites: MA2342, MA3429, MA3432] Lecturer: Prof. Peter Taylor
- MA346F Practical numerical simulations Lecturer: Prof. Nicolas Garron
Year long modules
- MA4491 Research assignment [5 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Richard Timoney
- MA4492 Project [10 credits] Lecturer: Prof. Richard Timoney
Students must take a total of 60 ECTS only (Mathematics and Physics combined). ECTS may be split 30:30, 35:25 or 25:35 between Mathematics and Physics modules. A cross-faculty broad curriculum module may be substituted for a 5 ECTS option module in either Mathematics or Physics (but not both). Students may choose to do a project in Mathematics (which counts 10 credits). Unless indicated Mathematics modules are 5 ECTS units.
All module choices are subject to them being possible within the timetable.
Michaelmas or Hilary term
Senior Sophister Year (Physics Modules)
- PY4P02 High Energy Physics
- PY4T01 Condensed Matter Theory
- PY4TP1 TP Practical [10 credits]
- PY4T02 Electron & Photon Physics
- PY4P04 Nanoscience
- PY4A04 Interstellar Medium & Cosmology
- PY4C01 Computer Simulation III
Year long Physics modules
PY4P07 Advanced Topics
Modules are 5 credits except where indicated. Students take PY4P02, PY4T01, PY4TP1 and PY4T02 (25 credits compulsory) while the other Physics modules are optional.
For the details of Physics modules see here.
Theoretical Physics Examination Requirements (Senior Sophister year)
The regulations that apply to the Moderatorship Course in Theoretical Physics are set out in the The University of Dublin Calendar (School of Mathematics).
- Students take modules to the value of 60 credits (30 in each term).
- Students must register for modules to the value of exactly 60 credits (with the Administrative offices of the Schools of Mathematics and Physics) and check that their modules are correctly recorded at the student portal by the deadline (date to be advised but likely to be in January).
- Students will be assessed on their registered modules (only) according to the rules below.
- Results for examinations are published according to the following grades: I = 70 to 100, II.1 = 60 to 69, II.2 = 50 to 59, III = 40 to 49, F.1 = 30 to 39, F.2 = 0 to 29.
- Students are assessed on their work both through continuous assessment and also by their performance at the annual examination held at the end of the year.
- The mark for the moderatorship is divided equally between mathematics and physics. The mathematics examinations of the two Sophister years count equally towards the overall mark for moderatorship. The Junior Sophister physics examination counts for 10 per cent of the overall mark for moderatorship. Students who fail to reach moderatorship standard in their Senior Sophister year will be awarded an ordinary B.A. degree in theoretical physics.
- Students who do not attend regularly, who are absent from tests and examinations without good cause may be returned to the Senior Lecturer's office as non-satisfactory for the relevant term. Non-satisfactory students may be refused permission to take their annual examination and may be required to repeat their year by the Senior Lecturer.
- There are no supplemental examinations in the Sophister years.
- Students who fail to reach moderatorship standard (i.e. 40% on aggregation of Junior and Senior Sophister results) in their Senior Sophister year will be awarded an ordinary B.A. degree.
(These regulations apply for the academic year 2012-13, but will be different from 2013-14. Thereafter regulations similar to the Junior Sophister regulations will be applied to the module results for the Senior Sophister year, prior to aggregation with the Junior Sophister result. Also the weighting between the two years will change from 2013-14 with the Junior Sophister year accounting for 35% of the moderatorship mark, and the remaining 65% weight for the modules taken in the Senior Sophister year.)
Sources of Information
The University of Dublin Calendar
All courses within Trinity College are administered in accordance with the regulations set out in the The University of Dublin Calendar which is published annually. The section of the Calendar setting out the general regulations of the College is published separately in the booklet General Regulations and Information and Board Statement on Safety which is distributed to all students on admission to College.
In particular, the following information can be found in the online version of the University Calendar:
- Regulations concerning Undergraduate Degrees and Diplomas in the School of Mathematics
- General Regulations for Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses
- Content of Subjects in Two-Subject Moderatorship Courses
- All students should study the requirements of the university with regard to avoiding plagiarism. In particular all students are required to certify, on submitting assignments etc., that they have read and understood the plagiarism provisions in the General Regulations of the University Calendar for the current year found at http://www.tcd.ie/calendar, and that they have also completed the Online Tutorial on avoiding plagiarism ‘Ready Steady Write’ located at http://tcd-ie.libguides.com/plagiarism/ready-steady-write.
- Student Guidelines concerning Examinations and Assessment are available on the College web site.
- For students with special requirements resulting from disabilities, there are special arrangements that can be made.
- For dates of terms and other College dates consult the Key Dates listed on the College website.
- For information on their academic progress, including information on course and module registrations, lecture timetables, examination timetables and examination results, students should log into My.tcd.ie (the student administration portal) with their College username and password.
- Some modules may require students to log into MyModule (Blackboard) for lecture notes and slides, and for assessment purposes (online completion of tests , submission of assignments, etc.).
- There is a Student Homepage on the College website, which may be accessed via a link from the TCD Local page.
Please note that The University of Dublin Calendar should be consulted for definitive information about the rules, regulations, and activities of the University.
This course is funded by the Irish government under the National Development Plan 2007-2013 and aided by the European Social Fund (ESF) under the Human Capital Investment Operational Programme 2007-2013.