Welcome to Modern Physics!

Spring 2016 Presentations

Slides from presentations given by the Fall 2016 class can be viewed here (once available).

  • Quantum Dots - Conrad Appel
  • Diodes - Amann Charania
  • The Physics of Transistors - Jenna Kleiman
  • Millikan's Oil Drop Experiment'- Payton Price
  • Gravity Waves - Dennis Stewart
  • Electon Tunneling and its Applications in Flash Memory - Lawrence Wong
  • LASERs - Nathan Woodward

Suggested topics for Presentations

The following is a list of potential topics that you could use for your end of term presentation. It is not an all-inclusive list. Feel free to come up with your own.

  • Millikan's Experiment
  • Bose-Einstein Condensate
  • Thomson Scattering
  • Solid State Physics
  • Quantum Dots
    • Semiconductors
    • Superconductivity
    • Bose Einstein Condensation
    • Carbon Nanotubes
  • Devices:
    • Transistors
    • Diodes
    • SQUIDs
    • LASERs
  • Biology/Medical Applications:
    • PET scan
    • NMR and/or MRI
    • Radiotherapytreatment machines for cancer (LINACs, Proton Beam Therapy, ..)
    • Scanning Tunneling Microscopes
  • Radioactivity and Radiodating
  • Fussion/Fission Reactors
  • Accelerators
    • Electron/positron colliderg
    • Muon colliderg
    • Photon colliderg
  • Particle Physics
    • Fundamental particles and forces
    • Conservation rules
  • Astrophysics and Cosmology
    • Neutron stars
    • Black holes
    • Dark Matter
    • Dark Energy
    • Stellar Spectra
    • Supernova
    • Friedman Equation (Cosmology)
  • Topics NOT Recommended
    • Quantum Computing
    • Quantum Entanglement