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 2
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.
The topic selected with a one page outline must be submitted using the same link above by a pdf file (MS-word is accepted but not preferred) that has your name, the word "outline" and "301" in the file name by 5:00 PM CDT on April 4.
Office Hours: By appointment, 4275 Chamberlin, 262-4690. firstname.lastname@example.org , http://www.hep.wisc.edu/wsmith/
|Clint||Sprott||Chaos||January 17, 2017|
|Matthew||Herndon||Discovery of Higgs Boson||January 24, 2017|
|Mark||Eriksson||Quantum Bits (Qubits) in Silicon Quantum Dots||January 31, 2017|
|Jennifer||Thomas||CHIPS : The neutrino detector with a few differences||February 7, 2017|
|Kimberly||Palladino||Direct Dark Matter Detection and LZ||February 14, 2017|
|Pupa||Gilbert||Biomineralization||February 21, 2017|
|Yang||Bai||Puzzles in Particle Physics||February 28, 2017|
|Justin||Vandenbroucke||Astrophysics with TeV particles||March 7, 2017|
|Susan||Nossal||Physics of Climate Change||March 14, 2017|
|Albrecht||Karle||Neutrino astronomy with IceCube||March 28, 2017|
|Mark||Saffman||Atomic physics and quantum information||April 4, 2017||(Outline Due)|
|Robert||Joynt||Superconductivity||April 11, 2017|
|Thad||Walker||Atomic and Nuclear Clocks||April 18, 2017|
|Maxim||Vavilov||Quantum Circuits||April 25, 2017|
|Dan||McCammon||X-ray Astronomy with sounding rockets||May 2, 2017||(Paper Due)|
(Get course poster here).