It's time I started thinking about my final year project (it's next year, and I want to make a really good go of it) The three main streams my department normally offer as project themes are: i) Experimental ii) Computational iii) Scholarly Research Theoretical physics topics tend to take the form of (iii) - hardly anybody does them as it's naturally extraordinarily difficult to come up with something original as an undergrad - you'd have to be an absolute genius. Once you've picked this, you outline a few broad subject areas and you're then matched to a faculty member who has relevant research interests in order to give you something relevant and do-able with adequate support. I'm leaning toward a computational project - I'm hopeless with labs, and research sounds dreadfully dull. Quite a few interesting projects seem to have come out of instrumentation and computational methods for particle physics in recent years, so I'm inclined toward that. Does anyone have any suggestions for specific scenarios that I can base an undergrad computational project on? I know FORTRAN and am willing to learn C++ or C#.