PHY342 Project List 2018-2019

Version of 23/01/19

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 GrellCRandom walks: a guided tour
12.Prof J HobbsEMeasuring anisotropic mechanical properties of the bacterial cell wall using atomic force microscopy
13.Prof J HobbsEWriting at the nanoscale with atomic force microscopy
14.Prof J HobbsEWatching polymers crystallise with the atomic force microscope
15.Dr P KokTQuantum metrology - measurement at the Heisenberg limit
16.Dr P KokTFoundations of quantum mechanics
17.Dr D KrizhanovskiiD/ELaser optical beams carrying non-zero orbital angular momentum
18.Dr D Krizhanovskii & M SichE/CSpectroscopy of exciton polaritons
19.Dr D Krizhanovskii & P WalkerC/DDesign of optical microstructures for on-chip nonlinear optical circuits
20.Prof V KudryavtsevDHas Dark Matter been discovered?
21.Prof V Kudryavtsev & E KorolkovaCBackground events in the LZ dark matter experiment
22.Prof V KudryavtsevCNeutron production in radioactive processes
23.Prof V KudryavtsevCActivation of materials by cosmic rays
24.Prof V Kudryavtsev & H MossCMuon tomography of volcanoes
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 MearsE/TGlass transition dynamics of confined macromolecular systems
29.Dr M MearsEViscosity at the molecular level
30.Dr M MearsE/DA new approach to measuring contact angles and surface energy
31.Prof D MowbrayD/EThe physics of photography
32.Prof D MowbrayE/CInterfacing and sensing with a Raspberry Pi
33.Prof D MowbrayD/ESound experiments for schools' talks
34.Prof D MowbrayD/EConstruction of equipment to demonstrate the properties and applications of light
35.Dr M QuinnE/CChaotic simple pendulum: compare experiment with simulations
36.Dr M QuinnCInvestigate chaotic motion of a compound pendulum using numerical simulation methods
37.Dr M QuinnEInvestigate chaotic motion of a compound pendulum using experimental methods
38.Prof N SpoonerEDevelopment of liquid argon particle detector technology for neutrino physics
39.Prof N SpoonerC/ASearches for Dark Matter with the CYGNUS directional detector
40.Prof N SpoonerERADTRACK - New techniques to image particle interactions in gas for rare event physics and homeland security
41.Prof A TartakovskiiCPrinciples of magnetic resonance
42.Prof A TartakovskiiEOptics of Novel Few-Atom-Thick Two-Dimensional Materials
43.Prof L ThompsonCDevelopment of a peak finding and fitting algorithm for the treatment of HPLC spectra
44.Dr T VickeyCAutomating task scheduling for physicists
45.Dr T VickeyT/CThe physics of SCUBA diving
46.Dr T VickeyD/E/CDeep machine learning to identify semiconductor sensor imperfections
47.Prof D WhittakerTDielectric multilayers
48.Prof D WhittakerE/TLorenz waterwheel
49.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 7th february at the latest.