I am a first-year undergraduate student and I am looking to do summer research in physics. By the time I finish this year I will have completed intro courses in Mechanics, Electricity and Magnetism, Optics and Thermodynamics. I will also have finished a rigorous sequence of single and multivariable calculus (basically an intro course to Real Analysis). What areas of physics have a decent amount of ongoing research in them but that I can develop a "working knowledge" fairly easily. I do not mind at all learning this on my own or learning additional math that is needed.
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