Welcome to the course web page of the 2021-22 edition of PHYS 590. This course is intended to give students the opportunity to pursue original research under the guidance of a faculty member on current topics of interest. The calendar description of the course is:
Students in PHYS 590 have the chance to make important contributions to leading research questions. This could be through contributing to the analysis of experimental or observational data, contributing to the development of next generation experiments or instruments, or tackling a current theoretical challenge. Past PHYS 590 students have succesfully contributed in each of these areas, and some projects have resulted in collaboration technical notes, conference presentations, and publications.
The course syllabus is available here. As described there, the main course deliverables and their relative weights in the grading of the course are:
The slides from the PHYS 590 start-of-year organizational meetings in September 2021 are here.
The slides from the brief presentation made in March 2021 regarding 590 topic selection are available here.
The web page that was provided in March 2021 introducing the course and describing the process of selecting your research advisor is archived here.
The PHYS 590 course coordinator for 2021-22 is:
Should you have any questions or concerns about the course, or if you would just like to discuss your project, please feel free to contact me at any time.