PHY341 Project List 2018-2019

Version of 18/09/18

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.Dr S CartwrightC/ADesign of a first or second year option course
5.Prof N ClarkeCNanoparticle diffusion in random networks
6.Prof N ClarkeCCan machine learning complement physical models?
7.Prof J CockburnEPhysics of stringed musical instruments
8.Prof M FoxEAtomic spectroscopy
9.Prof M FoxEShot noise
10.Prof M FoxCThe student-project allocation problem
11.Dr M GrellCA global sundial
12.Dr M GrellTThe next Carrington event - Armageddon?
13.Prof J HobbsEMeasuring anisotropic mechanical properties of the bacterial cell wall using atomic force microscopy
14.Prof J HobbsEWriting at the nanoscale with atomic force microscopy
15.Prof J HobbsEWatching polymers crystallise with the atomic force microscope
16.Dr P KokTQuantum metrology - measurement at the Heisenberg limit
17.Dr P KokTFoundations of quantum mechanics
18.Dr D KrizhanovskiiD/ELaser optical beams carrying non-zero orbital angular momentum
19.Dr D Krizhanovskii & M SichE/CSpectroscopy of exciton polaritons
20.Dr D Krizhanovskii & P WalkerC/DDesign of optical microstructures for on-chip nonlinear optical circuits
21.Dr V KudryavtsevDHas Dark Matter been discovered?
22.Dr V Kudryavtsev & E KorolkovaCBackground events in the LZ dark matter experiment
23.Dr V KudryavtsevCNeutron production in radioactive processes
24.Dr V KudryavtsevCActivation of materials by cosmic rays
25.Drs K Lohwasser & C AnastopoulosE/C/AMeasuring fundamental properties of the Standard Model
26.Drs K LohwasserE/DInvestigating properties of W bosons in diboson production
27.Dr J McMillanEMonitoring the neutron and gamma emission of the pulsed neutron fusion generator
28.Dr M MalekATesting predictions: how accurate is the weather forecast?
29.Dr M MalekCUsing antineutrinos for nuclear threat reduction
30.Dr M MearsE/TGlass transition dynamics of confined macromolecular systems
31.Dr M MearsEViscosity at the molecular level
32.Dr M MearsE/DA new approach to measuring contact angles and surface energy
33.Prof D MowbrayD/EThe physics of photography
34.Prof D MowbrayE/CInterfacing and sensing with a Raspberry Pi
35.Prof D MowbrayD/ESound experiments for schools' talks
36.Prof D MowbrayD/EConstruction of equipment to demonstrate the properties and applications of light
37.Dr R ParkerThe evolution of inversely mass-segregated star clusters (reserved)
38.Dr M QuinnE/CChaotic simple pendulum: compare experiment with simulations
39.Dr M QuinnCInvestigate chaotic motion of a compound pendulum using numerical simulation methods
40.Dr M QuinnEInvestigate chaotic motion of a compound pendulum using experimental methods
41.Prof N SpoonerEDevelopment of liquid argon particle detector technology for neutrino physics
42.Prof N SpoonerC/ASearches for Dark Matter with the CYGNUS directional detector
43.Prof N SpoonerERADTRACK - New techniques to image particle interactions in gas for rare event physics and homeland security
44.Prof N SpoonerENew ways to measure and reduce environmental radon
45.Prof A TartakovskiiCPrinciples of magnetic resonance
46.Prof A TartakovskiiEOptics of Novel Few-Atom-Thick Two-Dimensional Materials
47.Prof L ThompsonCDevelopment of a peak finding and fitting algorithm for the treatment of HPLC spectra
48.Dr T VickeyCAutomating task scheduling for physicists
49.Dr T VickeyT/CThe physics of SCUBA diving
50.Dr T VickeyD/E/CDeep machine learning to identify semiconductor sensor imperfections
51.Prof D WhittakerTDielectric multilayers
52.Prof D WhittakerE/TLorenz waterwheel
53.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 27th September at the latest.