Hi everyone I was hoping someone could point me to some research topics for undergraduate research work in areas in Physics and Electrical Engineering. I am presently an engineering sophomore with UG courses in Physics, Mathematics, Electrical Engineering (and other subjects). I have a wide range of interests in EE and Physics. But to zero down on a few from both fields, I am interested in: Microelectronics, Device Physics and Signal Processing in EE. In Physics, I am primarily interested in quantum computation, high energy physics and experimental condensed matter physics. Given my interests, what are the topics in quantum computation, HEP, microelectronics and signal processing that I could work on? I am searching the net for ideas and it seems that there is very little I can do in HEP at this stage. But I am still hopeful about HEP, especially, since experimental HEP draws on from both physics and electronics (and other experimental branches) and theoretical HEP has always interested me. [And since I am an EE major with a deep interest in pure Physics, I would like to diversify and learn as much physics as possible by way of projects and independent research since a lot of this is not possbile during my undergraduate training (due to workload and course constraints).] Microelectronics and quantum computation seem more accessible, although between the two, quantum computation perhaps requires a lot more grounding in QM that I have at the moment. But still, since a research project also means learning a lot of things you don't know already, I am optimistic that there are things I could do in QC despite my limited knowledge at this stage. I have to identify some research topics to work on during summer 2008. Any suggestions/ideas/opinions are welcome! Thanks!