# Information for the prospective students

## For undergraduate students

For the undergraduate students who wish to enroll in 'individual research' (개별연구) should have a solid understanding of the following subjects:

Quantum Mechanics

Thermal/Statistical Physics

Mathematical Methods in Physics

General Relativity (desirably)

## For the prospective graduate students:

Currently in KAIST physics graduate program, you have to choose your thesis advisor before beginning of the first semetster. Contact me ASAP if you're interested.

If you are seriously considering joining our group, I encourage you to take the following courses in advance:

Quantum Field Theory

General Relativity

These are not prerequisites, but will be very helpful.

## After entering grad school

Afer joining the group, the students should learn the following subjects thoroughly before actively participate in the research: (with recommended texts)

Quantum Field Theory - Peskin & Schroeder, Sredniki, Weiberg I & II, Coleman

General Relativity - Caroll, Wald

Geometrical/Topological methods - Nakahara

Lie algebra and its representation theory - Georgi, Zee

Supersymmetric field theory - Wess & Bagger, Argyres, Terning, Tachikawa

String theory - Polchinski, Becker-Becker-Schwarz

There is an oral qualifying exam 1.5 yr after entering grad school. You will need to carry out some (primitive) research along with learning basic toolkits.