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The character and execution of scientific research in the faculty for physics is very different from undergraduate coursework. The course project and project t serve to bridge this gap and allow students to get acquainted with modern research. The course project t' (114252) worth three points serves as a mini research project and can, for instance, include a summary of a certain field together with a modest, novel, contribution. The course project (114229) worth 4.5 points involves a broader research project and may, in certain instances, allow for integration with the faculty members research group and develop into a scientific paper. In order to register for the project 90 points are needed (including the courses taken during the semester where the project is being carried out).

The project can start during the spring or fall semester. Since it is not always possible to know in advance how long a project will take it is possible to start the semester taking project t' and change to a full project during the course of research. Moreover, (with the approval of the advisor) it is possible to carry over the research project to the next semester. It is recommended to register for the course when the project ends and not when the project begins to avoid having a 'no grade' entry in the grade sheet. In any case, research projects should optimally start during the semester break. While the courses are worth 3-4.5 points they require more effort than a regular course with the same amount of credits.

After finding an advisor please notify the faculty member responsible for undergraduate projects (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Once the project is done a summary approved by the advisor needs to be handed in. The final grade for the project is given by the advisor

Finding an advisor:

It is recommended to speak with several faculty members before deciding on a project. A list of faculty members and their research interests can be found on the physics website together with a link to their research page or homepage. Projects can be theoretical or experimental. Most faculty members will be happy to discuss their research and offer a research project. Often it is useful to speak with the faculty members Masters and Ph.D. students in order to here about a particular faculty members working style. In general, it is recommended to choose an advisor who has offered an interesting project and is suitably compatible.

List of some recent projects:

Student: Eran Lustig
Advisor: Netanel Lindner
Title: Enhancement of surface photo-currents in C3V topological insulators using magnetic super-lattices
Course: Project T

Student: Meytal Krief
Advisor: Joan Adler
Title: Visualizations of the hydrogen atom

Student: Oz Livneh
Advisor: Jeff Steinhauer
Course: Project 
Title: Using Pair Correlation Function of a Bose-Einstein Condensate to Evaluate Its Temperature.

Student: Oded Messer
Advisor: Yosi Avron
Course: Project T
Title: A web based application that determines whether a quantum state is entangled.

Student: Yuval Toren
Advisor: Yaakov Karasik
Course: Project 
Title: Generation of strong shock waves generation using underwater electrical wire array electrical explosion

Student: Almog Danzig
Advisor: Emil Polturak
Course: Project T
Title: Design and construction of a torsional oscillator for research on solid He

Student: Asaf Shapira
Advisor: Amit Kanigel
Course: Project
Title: Designing and building a magnetic field cancelation system

Student: Asaf Miron
Advisor: Erez Ribak
Course: Project
Title: A Solution to the Helmholtz Equations in Oblate Spheroidal Coordinates for Tapered Fiber Mode Analysis

Student: Nir Breitstein
Advisor: Yosi Avron
Course: Project T
Title: Stokes paradox

Student: Omri Wengrowicz
Advisor: Oren Cohen
Course: Project T
Title: Spectral phase measurement using phase conjugated spectral interferometry

Student: Tal Miller
Advisor: Jeff Steinhauer
Course: project
Title: Simulating acoustic black holes with a Bose-Einstein condensate

Student: Omri Adler
Advisor: Yoram Rozen
Course: Project
Title: Simulation of charged particle in a TGC detector

student: Nitsan Moskovitz
advisor: Noam Soker
course: Project
Project title: Powering the second 2012 outburst of SN 2009ip by repeating binary interaction

Student: Ido Lavi
Advisor: Yariv Kafri
Course: Project
Project title: Classes of fast and specific search mechanism of proteins on DNA

Student: Ariel Penian
Advisor: David Gershoni
Course: Project
Project title: Laser feedback

Student: Amit Shlomo
Advisor: Yaakov Karasik
Course: Project T
Project title: Active flow control on micro air vehicles

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