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                                                                                    SCHOOL OF PHYSICS & ASTRONOMY Summer Research Projects 2012
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     Research                                                                                                                                                                                                     FURTHER PROJECT
3                                                 Supervisor                                                        Project Title                                                         Type
4     Group                                                                                                                                                                                                        INFORMATION
                                                                       Correlated Multi-Wavelength Variability in the Expanding TeV Source Catalogue: is it significant?
                                        Dr Stella Bradbury                                                                                                                          COMPUTATIONAL
5                                                                      How can we best assess the cross-correlation of contrasting data types?
                                        Dr Paola Caselli               Unveiling the Earliest Stages of High-Mass star Formation                                                     OBSERVATIONAL               click for further info
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                                        Dr Julian Pittard                                                                                                                           COMPUTATIONAL                click for further info
7                                                                      The Effect of Massive Stars on Their Local Environment
                                        Dr Stuart Lumsden                                                                                                                            OBSERVATIONAL
8                                                                      Infall and Outflow in Molecular Clouds around Massive Protostars
                                        Dr Stuart Lumsden                                                                                                                            OBSERVATIONAL
9                                                                      The Evolution of Quasars
                                        Professor Melvin Hoare                                                                                                                       OBSERVATIONAL
        Astrophysics




10                                                                     Variable Stars in Young Star Forming Clusters
                                        Professor Rene Oudmaijer                                                                                                                     OBSERVATIONAL
11                                                                   Studying the Mass Loss from Mass Accreting Stars                                                                                            click for further info
                                        Professor Tom Hartquist & Dr
                                                                                                                                                                                     OBSERVATIONAL
12                                      Bhargav Vaidya               The Interaction of a Dark Matter Cluster with the Gaseous Component of the Galactic Disc
                                        Dr Joachim Rose                                                                                                                             COMPUTATIONAL
13                                                                     Intensity Interferometry: A First Correlation Analysis of Two Telescope Data
                                        Dr Joachim Rose                                                                                                                             COMPUTATIONAL
14                                                                     Intensity Interferometry: Development of a General Monte Carlo Simulation Code
                                        Dr Joachim Rose                                                                                                                      EXPERIMENTAL/COMPUTATIONAL
15                                                                     Intensity Interferometry: Optimisation of Inter-Telescope Signal Transmission Electronics
                                                                       By How Much Does Dark Matter Modify the Solar Neutrino Flux as Observed by the SNO+
                                        Dr Joachim Rose                                                                                                                       THEORETICAL/ COMPUTATIONAL
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17                                      Dr Joachim Rose                How Accurately can SNO+ Measure the Flux of Geo-neutrinos from Inside the Earth?                       THEORETICAL/ COMPUTATIONAL

                                        Dr Thomas Moore                                                                                                                              EXPERIMENTAL
18                                                                     Magnonic Materials
                                        Dr Thomas Moore                                                                                                                              EXPERIMENTAL
19                                                                   Ordered Magnetic Alloy Spintronic Devices
                                        Professor Chris Marrows & Dr
                                                                                                                                                                                     EXPERIMENTAL
20                                      Serban Lepadatu              Artificial Spin Ice
                                        Professor Chris Marrows & Dr
                                                                                                                                                                                     EXPERIMENTAL
        Condensed Matter




21                                      Jason Morgan                 Modification of Spin Torques via Spin-Orbit Interaction in Pt Doped Permalloy
                                        Dr Gavin Burnell                                                                                                                             EXPERIMENTAL
22                                                                     Superconducting Materials for Single Photon Detectors
                                        Dr Gavin Burnell & Professor
                                                                                                                                                                                     EXPERIMENTAL
23                                      B. Hickey                      Spin Currents in Nanoscale Devices
                                        Professor B. Hickey                                                                                                                          EXPERIMENTAL
24                                                                     Spin Seebeck Effect
                                        Professor B. Hickey                                                                                                                          EXPERIMENTAL
25                                                                     Raman Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes
                                        Dr Oscar Cespedes                                                                                                                            EXPERIMENTAL
26                                                                    Magnetotransport in Transition Metal Oxides (only available to start after 17th July 2012)
                                        Dr Gavin Burnell and Dr Oscar
                                                                                                                                                                                     EXPERIMENTAL
27                                      Cespedes                      Raman and Transport Studies of Topological Insulators


                                        Dr Sarah Staniland                                                                                                                           EXPERIMENTAL
        Molecular & Nanoscale Physics




28                                                                     Making Magnetic Nanoparticles within Vesicles
                                        Dr Sarah Staniland                                                                                                                           EXPERIMENTAL
29                                                                     How Biomineralisation Protein Control Nanomagnetic Particle Formation
                                        Dr Hugo Christenson                                                                                                                          EXPERIMENTAL
30                                                                     Nucleation and Growth of Organic Crystals from Vapour
                                        Dr Hugo Christenson                                                                                                                          EXPERIMENTAL
31                                                                     Crystallisation Phenomena in Thin Films
                                                                                                                                                                                     EXPERIMENTAL
32                                      Dr Hugo Christenson            Patterning Surfaces with Crystals via Dewetting of Thin Films
                                        Dr Neil Thomson & Dr A.        Mapping Nano-Mechanical Properties of Tailored Hydrogen Bonded Polymer Blends Using Atomic                    EXPERIMENTAL
33                                      Wilson (Chemistry)             Force Microscopy

34                                      Dr Neil Thomson                Studying DNA Topology through Nano-Manipulation by Atomic Force Microscopy                                    EXPERIMENTAL                click for further info

                                        Dr Mike Evans                                                                                                                                 SIMULATION
35                                                                     Simulating the Mechanical Response of Soft Matter
        Polymers & Complex Fluids




                                        Dr Mike Ries                                                                                                                                 EXPERIMENTAL
36                                                                     Transforming Cellulose Processing
                                        Dr Mike Ries                                                                                                                                 EXPERIMENTAL
37                                                                     NMR of Cellulose in Ionic Liquids
                                        Dr Mike Ries                                                                                                                                 EXPERIMENTAL
38                                                                     NMR Relaxometry of Binary Room Temperature Molten Salt Blends
                                        Dr Mike Ries                                                                                                                                 EXPERIMENTAL
39                                                                     Cellulose Coagulation Studied by NMR
                                        Dr Mike Ries                                                                                                                                 EXPERIMENTAL
40                                                                     Glucose, Cellobiose and Cellulose in Binary Room Temperature Molten Salt Blends

41                                      Dr Alison Voice                In Search of the Perfect Solid Electrolyte                                                                    EXPERIMENTAL

                                        Dr Almut Beige                 Hidden Quantum Markov Models                                                                             THEORETICAL/ NUMERICAL           click for further info
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                                        Dr Almut Beige                                                                                                                          THEORETICAL/ NUMERICAL           click for further info
43                                                                     Improved Eavesdropping Detection in Quantum Key Distribution
                                        Professor Tim Spiller                                                                                                                   THEORETICAL/ NUMERICAL           click for further info
44                                                                     Collapse and Revival in Spin Systems
        Quantum Information




                                                                                                                                                                           COMPUTATIONAL/ EXPERIMENTAL/ THEORY
                                        Professor Ben Varcoe                                                                                                                                                      click for further info
45                                                                     Precision Magnetometry for Cardiac Imaging (MEDICAL PHYSICS)                                             (depending on student choice)

                                        Professor Ben Varcoe                                                                                                                 COMPUTATIONAL/ EXPERIMENTAL          click for further info
46                                                                     Quantum Cryptography for Satellite Communication
                                        Professor Ben Varcoe                                                                                                                        COMPUTATIONAL                 click for further info
47                                                                     Modelling Gates for Quantum Computing
                                        Professor Ben Varcoe                                                                                                                         EXPERIMENTAL                 click for further info
48                                                                     Single Atom Detection
                                        Dr Viv Kendon                                                                                                                           COMPUTATIONAL/ THEORY            click for further info
49                                                                     Quantum Walks with Dimers and Molecules
                                        Dr Viv Kendon                  Quantum Walks and Quantum Finite Automata                                                                COMPUTATIONAL/ THEORY            click for further info
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