PHY341 Project List 2017-2018

Version of 11/09/17

No.Supervisor(s)TypeProject Title
1.Dr C BoothCCooling the MICE target
2.Dr C BoothCThe high energy cosmic ray cut off
3.Dr C BoothCThe Neutrino Factory and neutrino oscillations
4.Drs A Buckley & C McDaidEThermometry in advanced manufacturing - comparing different thermal cameras
5.Drs A Buckley & C McDaidEThermometry in advanced manufacturing - designing the perfect black body source
6.Drs A Buckley & C McDaidEThermometry in advanced manufacturing - modelling furnace heat flow and temperature
7.Drs A BuckleyD/C/EEnergy solutions for closed loop aquaponic food production
8.Dr E CampbellT/CCloud quantum computing: the IBM quantum experience
9.Dr S CartwrightC/ADesign of a first or second year option course
10.Prof J CockburnD/E/TEDevelopment of demonstrations for Year 2 electromagnetism lectures
11.Prof J CockburnEPhysics of stringed musical instruments
12.Prof J CockburnEOptical spectroscopy of semiconductors
13.Prof M FoxEAtomic spectroscopy
14.Prof M FoxEShot noise
15.Dr M GrellEPhotoconductivity in CdS
16.Dr R HawkinsT/CBacteria swimming trajectories
17.Dr R HawkinsT/CSpread of epidemics
18.Dr R HawkinsT/CGrowth of a cancer tumour
19.Dr R HawkinsT/C/ETeapot effect
20.Prof J HobbsEMeasuring anisotropic mechanical properties of the bacterial cell wall using atomic force microscopy
21.Prof J HobbsEWriting at the nanoscale with atomic force microscopy
22.Prof J HobbsEWatching polymers crystallise with the atomic force microscope
23.Dr P KokTQuantum metrology - measurement at the Heisenberg limit
24.Dr P KokTFoundations of quantum mechanics
25.Dr D KrizhanovskiiD/ELaser optical beams carrying non-zero orbital angular momentum
26.Dr D Krizhanovskii & M SichE/CSpectroscopy of exciton polaritons
27.Dr D Krizhanovskii & P WalkerC/DDesign of optical microstructures for on-chip nonlinear optical circuits
28.Dr V KudryavtsevDHas Dark Matter been discovered?
29.Dr V Kudryavtsev & E KorolkovaCBackground events in the LZ dark matter experiment
30.Dr V KudryavtsevCNeutron production in radioactive processes
31.Dr V KudryavtsevCActivation of materials by cosmic rays
32.Drs K Lohwasser & I DawsonE/DInvestigating the new ATLAS inner tracking detector
33.Drs K Lohwasser & C AnastopoulosE/AMeasuring fundamental properties of the Standard Model
34.Drs C McDaid & J McMillanEEnvironmental radon detection using party balloons
35.Dr J McMillanEMonitoring the neutron and gamma emission of the pulsed neutron fusion generator
36.Dr M MalekATesting predictions: how accurate is the weather forecast?
37.Dr M MalekCUsing antineutrinos for nuclear threat reduction
38.Dr M MalekCThe next galactic supernova burst
39.Dr M MearsE/TGlass transition dynamics of confined macromolecular systems
40.Dr M MearsEViscosity at the molecular level
41.Dr M MearsE/TETEAching physics to the British public
42.Prof L RoszkowskiTDark matter - evidence, main candidates and relic density
43.Prof L RoszkowskiTSupersymmetry and the Higgs boson
44.Prof N SpoonerEDevelopment of liquid argon particle detector technology for neutrino physics
45.Prof N SpoonerC/ASearches for Dark Matter with the CYGNUS directional detector
46.Prof N SpoonerERADTRACK - New techniques to image particle interactions in gas for rare event physics and homeland security
47.Prof N SpoonerENew ways to measure and reduce environmental radon
48.Prof A TartakovskiiD/CEfficient light extraction from luminescent nanostructures in optoelectronic applications and nanoscience research
49.Prof A TartakovskiiCPrinciples of magnetic resonance
50.Prof A TartakovskiiEOptics of Novel Few-Atom-Thick Two-Dimensional Materials
51.Prof L ThompsonCDevelopment of a peak finding and fitting algorithm for the treatment of HPLC spectra
52.Prof L ThompsonCThe computer simulation of ray tracing in a plastic scintillator
53.Prof L ThompsonCSimulation of muon scattering tomography for cargo container scanning
54.Dr T VickeyT/CThe physics of SCUBA diving
55.Dr T VickeyD/ESemiconductor detectors in particle physics
56.Dr T VickeyEBuilding a 'Tesla' Powerwall using old laptop batteries
57.Prof D WhittakerTDielectric multilayers
58.Prof D WhittakerE/TLorenz waterwheel
59.Prof D WhittakerE/TThe upside-down pendulum

Key to Project Types

EExperimental
TTheory
CComputational
AData analysis
DDesign
TETeaching

Please consult the project descriptions in the Third Year Study Room, E42, and discuss your potential choices with project supervisors.

Your choice form must be completed and returned to Dr Booth in D24 by noon on Thursday 9th February at the latest.