An undergraduate seminar
covering current research topics.
The topics covered are
from the main research areas of the department are presented by volunteer
faculty and scientists from the department.
207-208 or equivalent.
series of weekly presentations and discussions of current research topics in
physics by the scientists involved in those studies. this course is designed to
expose students to the topics and excitement of the research frontier. Each
lecture will be given by a different researcher who will describe his/her field
and his/her own work. Opportunities will be offered for students to become
involved in research work. This course is designed to help foster contact
between students and faculty to enable opportunties for independent study,
directed study, or senior thesis projects with faculty in subsequent semesters.
Students will learn about a broad variety of physics research and how this
research is carried out.
to Contemporary Physics, Q. Ho-Kim,
N. Kumar & C.S. Lam,
World ScientificPress, 1991.
The students are expected to provide a writeup describing a particular piece of
physics research being actively pursued this year. The paper is expected to be
about 7 to 10 pages long. The primary resource for this paper is the
Physics Dept. Library.