This course is part of a two-semester Honors research seminar. Part one of this series was offered in the Fall 2015 semester.

This course provides training in fundamental physics and in the basic tools needed to contribute to experimental or theoretical frontier research in computationally intensive physics, such as experimental particle physics, theoretical plasma physics, and theoretically cosmology. You will learn kinematics, relativity, the standard model of forces and particles, theories of new particles and forces, particle interactions with matter, Linux, C++ and computational tools useful for frontier physics research.

For more information about this course, please visit the following webpage: http://www.physics.umd.edu/courses/Honr268N/