This academic year, Hauser is not teaching at UCLA because
he is doing research full-time at the CERN laboratory in Geneva, Switzerland.
Hauser has taught many physics and astronomy courses at
undergraduate and graduate levels. Favorites are:
- Astronomy 3: a general introduction to Astronomy, ranging from
the Solar System to the entire universe and its creation
- Physics 1C: Magnetism, light, optics, and Special Relativity
- Physics 180F: Senior-level particle physics laboratory
- Physics 226A: Graduate-level elementary particle physics
- Physics 269B: Graduate-level seminar.
Past topics include "Higgs and Supersymmetric Particles",
"Electronics for Experimental Physicists", and
"Physics of the Large Hadron Collider".
In Fall 2013, Hauser taught Physics 226A, a
graduate-level elementary particle physics class, largely from CERN.
For the middle six weeks of the quarter, the class was taught remotely
using simple tools - Skype and a good webcam from Hauser's office at CERN.
A modern, experiment-lead approach to the curriculum was pioneered,
including the use of computational programs for evaluating Feynman diagrams
and incorporating proton structure functions.
By all accounts, this was a successful trial of long-distance learning.
Additional courses Hauser has taught include:
- Physics 4BL: Laboratory course in electricity and magnetism,
for physical science and engineering majors.
- Physics 6B: Waves, light, nuclear physics, and hydrodynamics,
for Life Science majors.
- Winter quarter Physics 105A and 105B
(upper-division classical mechanics for physics majors).
- Physics 126: Upper-division elementary particle physics
for physics majors.
Last updated January 8, 2017.