PHY342 Project List 2017-2018

Version of 25/01/18

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 E CampbellT/CCloud quantum computing: the IBM quantum experience
5.Dr S CartwrightC/ADesign of a first or second year option course
6.Prof J CockburnD/E/TEDevelopment of demonstrations for Year 2 electromagnetism lectures
7.Prof J CockburnEPhysics of stringed musical instruments
8.Prof J CockburnEOptical spectroscopy of semiconductors
9.Dr W DurhamC/AUsing "Big Data" to quantify the behaviour of bacteria
10.Prof M FoxEAtomic spectroscopy
11.Prof M FoxEShot noise
12.Dr M GrellEPhotoconductivity in CdS
13.Dr R HawkinsT/CBacteria swimming trajectories
14.Dr R HawkinsT/CSpread of epidemics
15.Dr R HawkinsT/CGrowth of a cancer tumour
16.Dr R Hawkins & Dr T VickeyCAutomating task scheduling for physicists
17.Prof J HobbsEMeasuring anisotropic mechanical properties of the bacterial cell wall using atomic force microscopy
18.Prof J HobbsEWriting at the nanoscale with atomic force microscopy
19.Prof J HobbsEWatching polymers crystallise with the atomic force microscope
20.Dr P KokTQuantum metrology - measurement at the Heisenberg limit
21.Dr P KokTFoundations of quantum mechanics
22.Dr D KrizhanovskiiD/ELaser optical beams carrying non-zero orbital angular momentum
23.Dr D Krizhanovskii & M SichE/CSpectroscopy of exciton polaritons
24.Dr D Krizhanovskii & P WalkerC/DDesign of optical microstructures for on-chip nonlinear optical circuits
25.Dr V KudryavtsevDHas Dark Matter been discovered?
26.Dr V Kudryavtsev & E KorolkovaCBackground events in the LZ dark matter experiment
27.Dr V KudryavtsevCNeutron production in radioactive processes
28.Dr V KudryavtsevCActivation of materials by cosmic rays
29.Drs K Lohwasser & C AnastopoulosE/C/AMeasuring fundamental properties of the Standard Model
30.Drs K LohwasserE/DInvestigating properties of W bosons in diboson production
31.Drs C McDaid & J McMillanEEnvironmental radon detection using party balloons
32.Dr J McMillanEMonitoring the neutron and gamma emission of the pulsed neutron fusion generator
33.Dr M MalekATesting predictions: how accurate is the weather forecast?
34.Dr M MalekCUsing antineutrinos for nuclear threat reduction
35.Dr M MalekCThe next galactic supernova burst
36.Dr M MearsE/TGlass transition dynamics of confined macromolecular systems
37.Dr M MearsEViscosity at the molecular level
38.Dr M MearsE/DA new approach to measuring contact angles and surface energy
39.Prof D MowbrayD/EThe physics of photography
40.Prof D MowbrayE/CInterfacing and sensing with a Raspberry Pi
41.Prof D MowbrayD/ESound experiments for schools' talks
42.Prof D MowbrayD/EConstruction of equipment to demonstrate the properties and applications of light
43.Prof N SpoonerEDevelopment of liquid argon particle detector technology for neutrino physics
44.Prof N SpoonerC/ASearches for Dark Matter with the CYGNUS directional detector
45.Prof N SpoonerERADTRACK - New techniques to image particle interactions in gas for rare event physics and homeland security
46.Prof N SpoonerENew ways to measure and reduce environmental radon
47.Prof A TartakovskiiD/CEfficient light extraction from luminescent nanostructures in optoelectronic applications and nanoscience research
48.Prof A TartakovskiiCPrinciples of magnetic resonance
49.Prof A TartakovskiiEOptics of Novel Few-Atom-Thick Two-Dimensional Materials
50.Prof L ThompsonCDevelopment of a peak finding and fitting algorithm for the treatment of HPLC spectra
51.Prof L ThompsonCThe computer simulation of ray tracing in a plastic scintillator
52.Prof L ThompsonCSimulation of muon scattering tomography for cargo container scanning
53.Dr T VickeyT/CThe physics of SCUBA diving
54.Dr T VickeyD/ESemiconductor detectors in particle physics
55.Dr T VickeyEBuilding a 'Tesla' Powerwall using old laptop batteries
56.Prof D WhittakerTDielectric multilayers
57.Prof D WhittakerE/TLorenz waterwheel
58.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 8th February at the latest.