The final project will consist of:
Reports are due on April 19 by 9:00am.
- Choose a topic after discussion with me by March 16.
- A written report of at most 8 pages in length, single column,
reasonable font size.
Your target audience should be others in the class.
(Please please use some form of LaTeX to write your report if you possibly can!)
- A 10 minute presentation (via zoom with slides) plus 2 minutes of questions.
- Your participation in the presentations of the others in the class.
Presentations will be on April 20 at 9:30am.
Reports will be posted here to go along with the presentations.
Talk Schedule, April 20, 9:30am
- CS, Flavour and CP
- JT, Dark Matter Freezeout
- MM, Lattice Field Theory and QCD
- MS, QCD at High Energies
- RC, Supersymmetry at the LHC
- RN, Neutrino Masses and Mixings
This list of topics is not exhaustive and if you have an idea
of your own that is related to material in the course,
please feel free to speak to me about it.
Whichever topic you choose, it should not be
something you work on directly
as part of your thesis research.
Some of these topics may be covered partially in class, and in this case
expand upon what was gone over. Please make sure to check
your topic with me before you begin. There will be
one person per topic, and they will be distributed on a first-come
first-served basis. You are expected to consult and survey
original literature, notes, and textbooks.
However, your final report should be written in your own words,
you should cite
your sources, and any direct quotations should be
labelled as such.
- Lattice Field Theory and QCD (taken - MM)
- Axions and the Strong CP Problem
- Supersymmetry at the LHC (taken - RC)
- Searches for Dark Photons
- Dark Matter Freezeout (taken - JT)
- Grand Unification and Proton Decay
- Feynman Rules for Low-Energy Gravity
- Low-Energy Tests of the SM
- Measurements of Flavour Mixing and CP Violation (taken - CS)
- QCD at High Energies: Jets, Showering, and Hadronization (taken - MS)
- Atomic Parity Violation
- Dark Matter Direct Detection
- Monte Carlo Simulations of Collider Physics
- The Anomalous Magnetic Moment of the Muon
- Neutrino Oscillations and Masses (taken - RN)