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If I were in your position I would be interested in doing some experimental work on Axion detection Specifically, and tying in with the University of Leicester results, repeating the experiments mentioned in wiki with high energy photons eg X rays


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You might also try this site for a "physics problem of the week" kind of thing: www.fearofphysics.com, although the problems seem like they've been running for just a couple of months.


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Attempt to answer questions posted here on the Physics SE. Start by choosing a simple question that looks interesting, and if you can't answer it then start Googling for articles and books on the subject and try reading those. If you still can't answer it then wait for someone else to answer then attempt to understand that answer. If you can almost ...


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This is really not an answer to your question - just an elaborate comment, and opinion based rather than factual. I hope I will be forgiven... The idea of breaking "science" into disciplines at an early age goes counter to the way exploration by young minds ought to work, in my mind. When I, as a four year old, was playing with a magnifying glass to burn ...


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I would tell her the bubbles contain water, and that water is sticky. I would remind her that even after she lets water run off her hands by gravity, she still needs to dry them off with a towel (unless you use an electric hand dryer), because some of the water sticks. It's easier to see the foam than it is to see the water, because the foam is puffed up ...


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A good thing to do is to talk to professors in your department and see what ideas they have for projects since most undergraduate projects I've heard of involve professor mentorship. Other than that, your question as it stands now is way too broad to produce any good answers. There is a humongous breadth and depth of potential research projects to get ...


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From a decoherence point of view, fields are more fundamental as they give rise to particle-like behavior from the wave behavior if interactions with the environment are strong. In the end though, quantum mechanics only describes correlations between macroscopic changes in detectors (or other materials), so whatever kind of ontology you want to take in the ...


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Simply because it is usually taught from historical, heuristic and pragmatic point of view, rarely from axiomatic point of view (e.g. Wightman axioms, as mentioned in a comment by ACuriousMind). This is because it is taught to be useful, as most QFT calculations boil down to scattering and decay amplitudes, and as Sean Carroll said: Heuristic QFT, on ...


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Historically, one motivating experiment for kinetic energy was dropping balls into clay and noting the relation between impact speed $v$ and the impact depth $d$: $$v^2 \propto d$$ I suspect this experiment could be modified to show the role that mass plays and obtain $d\propto mv^2$. A different experiment would be to launch a cart using some type of ...


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Here's an experiment with multiple parameters that simulates meteor impacts. Bonus if your daughter is interested in astronomy and space. Fill a box or basin with sand and smooth the surface. Then drop rocks onto the sand and measure the diameter or depth of the resulting crater (diameter is probably easier). You can vary the mass (different sized rocks) ...


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Try Schaum's Outlines: Quantum Mechanics, ISBN 0-07-054018-7. You'll see the math there, but you'll need to do the deep background studies on all the math from Chapter 2.



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