Final-year projects

The final-year project is a very important part of your degree. Through the project you have a chance to put your studies into practice and experience academic research. You will be closely supervised by a faculty member and will often interact with post-doctoral researchers and PhD students. Projects vary enormously from the purely experimental, through numerical projects using a supercomputer, to theoretical projects where the only equipment needed, metaphorically speaking, is a pencil.

Potential final year-project subjects:

A

Artificial galaxies

Atom optics

ATLAS experiment

B

B-Physics

Bose-Einstein condensation

C

Calibration of photometric redshifts

Calibration system for the next generation dark matter experiments

Cataclysmic variables

Characterization of a lithium magneto-optical trap

Characterisation of magnetic fields for the cryoEDM experiment

Classical/quantum trajectories

Clustering of galaxies

Collider Physics

Comparison of magnetic microscopes

Cooling flows

Cosmology in the laboratory

CP violation

D

Dark Matter Searches

Detector R&D

Double beta decay searches at the SNO+ experiment

E

Evolution of X-ray clusters

Experimental particle physics: simulations and analysis

G

Generation and characterisation of metallic nanowires

H

High Tc superconductors

Higgs Boson

L

Large Hadron Collider

Luminescence

M

Majorana Neutrinos

Measurement of the electric dipole moment of the neutron at the nEDM experiment

Microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation

Molecular control

Molecules in circumstellar shells

Morphological classification of galaxies

Morphology of star-forming galaxies

N

NEDM experiment

Neutrino oscillations

NOvA experiment

Numerical simulations of cosmological defects

O

Observing with a CCD camera

P

Parallel computing

Particle Physics

Path integrals in quantum mechanics

Performance studies of the ATLAS Trigger

Production and characterisation of carbon nanotubes

Production of novel nanotubes and nanocomposites

Q

Quantum computers

Quantum cryptography

Quantum measurement

R

Rare object

S

Search scalar fields in cosmology

Search for variable objects

Searching for very distant galaxies

Selected topics in atmospheric and environmental physics

Simple atoms

Simulation of neutrons in the nEDM experiment

SNO+ experiment

Solar photography

Spectral classification of galaxies

Spectroscopic studies of molecular complexes

Spectroscopy of metallic clusters trapped in helium nano-droplets

Superconducting borides

Superconducting fullerides

Supersymmetry searches at the LHC

T

The environment of extremely luminous dusty galaxies

The extra-galactic background light

The inflationary universe scenario

The mass-radius relation for white dwarfs

Time reversal invariance

Triggering at the Large Hadron Collider

U

Ultra-stable diode lasers

Upgrade of the ATLAS Trigger at the super-LHC (sLHC)