I have to write an 8-10 page paper for my modern physics class. I was hoping someone here with more experience could suggest an interesting and accessible topic. The paper is going to have to be pretty long, so I'm going to have to be able to study this topic without getting severely lost in the physics and/or math. We just began discussing Schrodinger wave equation, to give you an idea of where I am. I not sure what to pick, and I'm afraid that no matter what I choose, it will either be too easy, or too difficult. My professor suggested that I report on recent physics research papers involving principles (eg, Compton effect, photoelectric effect, electron diffraction) that we have studied this semester, but this sounds quite intimidating. Do you know of any research that would be easily understood by someone just starting out in QM? If not, how can I go about finding some? My options are not limited to this, so any other suggestion is welcome. Please try to provide some good resources if you can about the topic you suggest.