Undergrad Physics Research

As an undergrad involved in physics research, what all can you really do?

I can think of three things:
-Experimental measurement
-Building things in the machine shop

What else should be added to this list, and what other useful skills are there to have as an undergrad for physics research?


You have asked a broad question and then listed three broad examples. What can't you do? might be a better question.
I can't really find much from what can't you do because I don't understand that well what is involved in physics research as I have no experience. I guess what I should have said is what else can I learn that would help me to be valuable in physics research as an undergrad?

The Physics Forums Way

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving