Sponsored by Prof. Seth Putterman
Learning Objectives: Python, Electronics, Literature Research
Solitons are self-reinforcing solitary wavepackets that maintain their shape and propagate without loss of energy. Team members will research the concept and mathematics behind solitons, drawing from experiments in fields ranging from AMO to fluid mechanics. From this knowledge, members will determine and create an experimental apparatus that produces 2D solitons. Team members will begin with a simulation of the experiment and then convert this to a physical experiment.
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J. Wu, R. Keolian, and I. Rudnick, Physical Review Letters 52, 1421 (1984).