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 6. The topic selected with a one page outline must be submitted in class on April 8. 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/The Higgs Boson||January 21, 2014|
|Albrecht||Karle||High Energy Neutrinos with Ice Cube||January 28, 2014|
|Duncan||Carlsmith||Garage Physics Projects||February 4, 2014|
|Maxim||Vavilov||Counting Microwave Photons||February 11, 2014|
|Peter||Timbie||The Early Universe||February 18, 2014|
|Yang||Bai||Dark Matter Searches||February 25, 2014|
|Clint||Sprott||Chaos||March 4, 2014|
|Dan||McCammon||X-ray Astronomy from Sounding Rockets||March 11, 2014|
|Sue||Coppersmith||Quantum Computing||March 25, 2014|
|Mark||Rzchowski||Designing Interfaces at the Atomic Scale||April 1, 2014|
|John||Kelley||South Pole Ultra-high-energy neutrinos with ARA||April 8, 2014||(Outline Due)|
|Thad||Walker||Quantum noise in magnetometers||April 15, 2014|
|Bob||Joynt||Superconductivity||April 22, 2014|
|Sridhara||Dasu||LHC Dark Matter Searches||April 29, 2014|
|Stefan||Westerhoff||First Light with HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory||May 6, 2014||(Paper Due)|
(Get course poster here).