Credits: 1 Credit, may not be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Physics 207-208 or equivalent.
Meetings: Tuesdays, 1:20 - 2:10, 2241 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 using the following link by 5:00 PM CDT on May 3
The topic selected with a one page outline must be submitted using the same link above by 5:00 PM CDT onApril 5. 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/
|Clint||Sprott||Chaos||January 19, 2016|
|Matthew||Herndon||Discovery of the Higgs boson||January 26, 2016|
|Stefan||Westerhoff||HAWC: A New Gamma-Ray Observatory to Study Astrophysics at the High-Energy Frontier||February 2, 2016|
|Jan||Egedal||Magnetic reconnection, a celestial phenomenon in the laboratory||February 9, 2016|
|Alex||Levchenko||Coulomb drag and anomalous Hall transport phenomena||February 16, 2016|
|Kam||Arnold||Cosmology using cosmic microwave background polarization||February 23, 2016|
|Maxim||Vavilov||Quantum Computing with Electronic Circuits||March 1, 2016|
|John||Kelley||The Askaryan Radio Array: Searching for Ultra-high-energy Neutrinos at the South Pole||March 8, 2016|
|Kael||Hanson||Catching Neutrinos in the Deep Ice: an IceCube Tutorial||March 15, 2016|
|Franz||Himpsel||Solar Energy||March 29, 2016|
|Bob||Joynt||Superconductivity||April 5, 2016||(Outline Due)|
|Dan||McCammon||X-ray Astronomy with Sounding Rockets||April 12, 2016|
|Pupa||Gilbert||biomineralization||April 19, 2016|
|Mark||Saffman||Atoms and qubits - solving complex problems with simple quantum systems||April 26, 2016|
|Robert||McDermott||Superconducting Quantum Information Processing||May 3, 2016||(Paper Due)|
(Get course poster here).