A summary of the topics that will be tested on the qualifying exam can be found here while a set of thorough lecture notes on each of the 6 sections can be found here. Below is a collection of all of the qualifying exams and solutions dating back to 2004:
For details on graduate student fellowships, check this place.
Stipends & taxes:
The Physics Department maintains a number of computer networks (including a wireless 802.11b network in the Nevis Center on the 11th floor of Pupin and in 301 Pupin). There are a variety of computers running a number of different operating systems:
- Administrative computer network
- Graduate Student computer network
- Research computer networks
- Undergraduate and Laboratory computer networks
If you have technical questions regarding these systems, you should contact the system managers for these various systems:
- Bill Seligman seligman(at)phys.columbia.edu, 914-591-2823, Nevis Labs
- David B. Secrest, secrest(at)astro.columbia.edu, 212-854-2819, 1008A Pupin : Astrophysics
For issues regarding department computing policy and budget questions, should contact the Computer Committee:
- Prof. Robert Mawhinney
- Prof. Gustaaf Broojimans
The CTL is an excellent resource for developing your teaching skills. They offer a wide variety of resources, events, and contacts to graduate students in all departments. For more information, visit the CTL site.