Credits: 1 Credit, may not be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Physics 207-208 or equivalent.
Meetings: Tuesdays, 1:20 - 2:10, 2120 Chamberlin.
Recommended Text: Invitation to Contemporary Physics, 2nd edition, Q. Ho-Kim, N. Kumar & C.S. Lam, World Scientific Press, 2004.
Coursework: Describe a particular piece of physics research being actively pursued this year. The paper is due for submission by a pdf file (MS-word is accepted but not preferred) that has your name and "301" in the file name in an email to Prof. Smith by 5:00 PM CDT on May 5. The topic selected with a one page outline must be submitted in class on April 7. The paper must be typed double spaced, use proper footnotes and have a total length of not less than 7 and not more than 10 pages. The primary resource for this paper is the Physics Dept. Library . The librarian, Kerry Kresse , will be able to assist you. Honors students must proceed under the direction of a faculty member of their own choice.
Office Hours: By appointment, 4275 Chamberlin, 262-4690. firstname.lastname@example.org , http://www.hep.wisc.edu/wsmith/
|Wesley||Smith||Introduction/Particle Physics||January 20, 2015|
|Matt||Herndon||The Higgs Boson||January 27, 2015|
|Mark||Rzchowski||Building new physics with atomic-level design||February 3, 2015|
|Franz||Himpsel||Photovoltaics||February 10, 2015|
|Albrecht||Karle||High Energy Neutrino Astrophysics with Ice Cube||February 17, 2015|
|Duncan||Carlsmith||Direct Search for Dark Matter||February 24, 2015|
|Peter||Timbie||Physics of the Early Universe||March 3, 2015|
|John||Kelley||South Pole Ultra-high-energy neutrinos with ARA||March 10, 2015|
|Maxim||Vavilov||Quantum Information||March 17, 2015|
|Mark||Saffman||Atoms and Computers||March 24, 2015|
|Clint||Sprott||Chaos||April 7, 2015||(Outline Due)|
|Yang||Bai||Puzzles for Particle Physics||April 14, 2015|
|Mark||Eriksson||Semiconductor Quantum Dot-Based Qubits||April 21, 2015|
|Dan||McCammon||X-ray Astronomy||April 28, 2015|
|Bob||Joynt||Superconductivity||May 5, 2015||(Paper Due)|
(Get course poster here).