Hello everyone. I'm a first year MS Physics student and I can't think of a research topic. I hope to start next year in my research (I'm still doing coursework and teaching right now.) Any tips on how to start on something? I don't want to continue my research in undergrad anymore. I kinda like to start anew. All I know is that I am interested in light and atoms and chemistry. I have this desire to understand quantum mechanics. I have this fascination on how macro properties arises from micro interactions and processes (like ice has these properties because at micro-level this and that is happening.) I have this aesthetic fascination with light; they give me this mesmerized feeling. And I have this desire to improve the quality of life through better energy sources--more efficient, cleaner, and accessible for the third-world countries. Is there a line of research where these qualities converge? I was thinking of quantum optics, although I do not really know if this is the kind of field that suits the above description. Also, I have this weird fascination with higher dimensions and time. I've been trying to understand what 4th dimension really means. Lastly, I have this interest also in quantum mechanics and its relation with objective reality and consciousness.. Thank you very much for your time.