Let me explain my situation in short terms. 1. to get a degree here(malaysia), we'll need to work on an undergraduate final year project which is sorta alike thesis? basically an undergraduate research program. 2. I like theoretical or computational physics. Well, perhaps the math, quantum mechanics, astrophysics, relativity (but not solid state). 3. The problem about my institution is that they don't really have professor which work on any field which I liked. However my supervisor told me that I may choose any topic of my interest and pursue it; He will give slight help but not very much (since he's not in the field). 4. Problem: a. now that I have to come out with a topic and I have no idea where to start with (google wasn't helping...) b. I have no idea what people do in theoretical physics really. Other than computational (monte carlo, molecular dynamics) on solid states, what are other methodologies on doing a theoretical research? any example (thesis, etc). c. any specific topic of interest which not too far fetch? (note undergrad here aren't really trained to understand lots of things) d. what do you guys think. working without a supervisor which is good in that field: is it pleasant? is google suffice? I would seriously like to do something in theoretical physics but I have no lead nor idea. Thanks in advance.