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Currently I'm in the last year of the Physics course and I've been thinking about working in a project of undergraduate research, specifically in Statistical Physics. Two years ago I've already done a project like that in Fluid Mechanics combined with Gauge Theories and in that project I've studied the geometry of locomotion of deformable bodies at low Reynolds number. It was more of a mathematical physics project.

Now since I'm almost finishing the undergraduate program I've already taken courses on electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, mathematical physics and statistical physics.

I've thought on doing this new undergraduate research on Statistical Physics because I like the idea of deriving results about macroscopic systems by looking at the microscopic scale. Since I've taken most of the important courses I want to leverage that now.

My only problem is that I've no idea about what are possible research topics in Statistical Physics. I've searched a little on the internet and the major topics I've found are related to magnetism, like the Ising model. I'm sure, however, that there are many other possible research topics. I really want to find one such research topic where it is possible to leverage things like quantum mechanics and electrodynamics.

So, what are possible research topics in Statistical Physics, other than those related to magnetism like the Ising model? What topics bridge with quantum mechanics and with electrodynamics? I have a good mathematical background also anyway.

Two possibilities which I thought about were:

Thanks very much in advance!

Now since I'm almost finishing the undergraduate program I've already taken courses on electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, thermodynamics, mathematical physics and statistical physics.

I've thought on doing this new undergraduate research on Statistical Physics because I like the idea of deriving results about macroscopic systems by looking at the microscopic scale. Since I've taken most of the important courses I want to leverage that now.

My only problem is that I've no idea about what are possible research topics in Statistical Physics. I've searched a little on the internet and the major topics I've found are related to magnetism, like the Ising model. I'm sure, however, that there are many other possible research topics. I really want to find one such research topic where it is possible to leverage things like quantum mechanics and electrodynamics.

So, what are possible research topics in Statistical Physics, other than those related to magnetism like the Ising model? What topics bridge with quantum mechanics and with electrodynamics? I have a good mathematical background also anyway.

Two possibilities which I thought about were:

- Something related to cosmology. I don't really know if there's anything that can be done with Statistical Physics and cosmology together, but it seems to be nice if there was something in this category.
- Something related to the study of molecules which applying statistical physics to analyze how things work microscopically we can end up with results of interest for chemistry and biology. I also have just this rough idea, so I don't know a precise research topic that could use this.

Thanks very much in advance!

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