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Undergrad project ideas (energy/geophysics)

  1. May 27, 2010 #1

    I'm fairly new to PhysicsForums so apologies if this is in the wrong forum.

    I'm about to enter my third and final year of an undergraduate physics degree, during which time we have to complete an independent project. There are a set number of projects offered, however it is also possible to suggest your own which I am keen on as I figure I'll work much better if I have a true interest in the subject.

    My interests lie in energy (particularly fusion and renewable energy - ie. alternatives to fossil fuels) and geophysics (e.g. seismic monitoring). I've also had a general interest in space since I was a kid, so there's the possibility of combining something there (fusion/sun?).

    The project needs a major component of experimental or computational work. I'm much favouring the computational side as I enjoyed an introductory course on java this year and would be keen to further my knowledge of java or learn a new language over the summer in preparation.

    I'd be very grateful for any ideas anyone has, or if I can be pointed in the direction of a journal etc. that might give me ideas.

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