- Research Program Mentor
PhD Doctor of Philosophy candidate
Physics, Quantum Physics, Quantum computers, Lasers, Gravitational Wave Astronomy, LIGO, Feedback and Control Systems
Measurement in quantum mechanics versus classical mechanics
Measurement in quantum mechanics is fundamentally different than in classical mechanics, and there is ongoing research to this day to test theories that describe what happens exactly when a measurement is made in quantum mechanics. This project could be focused on giving a review of different theories of measurement in quantum mechanics and how we can experimentally test them, or also include quantitatively exploring the differences in predictions for measurements on a quantum systems versus what we would expect classically.
Learn the basics of how lasers work! After studying the basics of optical resonators and gain media on general a general laser system, you can learn more about a particular type of laser (such as a semiconductor or helium-neon laser) and explain what makes it tick, and what its particular advantages and disadvantages are.