Credits: 1 Credit, may not be repeated for credit.
Prerequisites: Physics 207-208 or equivalent.
Meetings: Tuesdays, 1:20 - 2:10, 2223 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 7. The topic selected with a one page outline must be submitted in class on April 9. 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||The Higgs Boson||January 22, 2013|
|Segev||BenZvi||TeV Gamma-ray Astronomy with HAWC||January 29, 2013|
|Albrecht||Karle||High Energy Neutrinos with Ice Cube||February 5, 2013|
|Michael||Ramsey-Musolf||The Origin of Matter||February 12, 2013|
|Sue||Coppersmith||Quantum Computing||February 19, 2013|
|Karsten||Heeger||Recent Discoveries in Neutrino Physics||February 26, 2013|
|Mark||Eriksson||Spin Quantum Dots for Spin Qubits||March 5, 2013|
|Dan||McCammon||X-ray Astronomy||March 12, 2013|
|Clint||Sprott||Chaos||March 19, 2013|
|John||Kelley||Askaryan Radio Array at the South Pole||April 2, 2013|
|Yang||Bai||Dark Matter: Here, There & Everywhere||April 9, 2013||(Outline Due)|
|Mark||Saffman||Quantum Information Science w/Neutral Atom||April 16, 2013|
|Franz||Himpsel||Photovoltaics||April 23, 2013|
|Maxim||Vavilov||Quantum Control & Quantum Measurement||April 30, 2013|
|Karsten||McCollam||Magnetic Confinement in Plasma Physics||May 7, 2013||(Paper Due)|
(Get course poster here).