Inspiring Topic Ideas for Term Papers in Physics


If you are looking for an inspiring topic idea for your physics term paper then look no further. Consider the options below:

If you are writing about cosmology you can write about:

  • The birth of stars
  • The life of stars
  • The death of stars
  • Black holes
  • Supernovas
  • Neutron stars
  • White dwarfs
  • What evidence exists in support of the Big Bang
  • Dark matter
  • Dark energy
  • Cosmic radiation
  • Parallel Universes

If you are writing about relativity you can write about:

  • Time
  • Ethical uses of bombs
  • Fission
  • Fusion
  • Radioactivity
  • Global positioning systems
  • Nuclear electricity

If you want to focus on the very small you can write about

  • Anti-matter
  • The fastest protons
  • Quarks

You can also write a paper that focuses on

  • The history of modern physics
  • The contributions of Einstein in 1905
  • The impact of the atom bomb among the physics community
  • The social acceptance or lack thereof of Einstein
  • The social acceptance or lack thereof of Newton
  • The social acceptance or lack thereof of Galileo
  • Whether the sun or earth is at the center of the universe

If you want to focus on climate issues or energy issues among the field of physics you can write a paper about:

  • Gasohol
  • Changes in the ocean
  • Evidence for the greenhouse effect
  • Using algae for energy
  • Biodiesel
  • How to store carbon dioxide
  • Nuclear powered electricity
  • Photovoltaic electricity
  • Fusion power
  • Wind power

When you are writing a paper it is best to figure out how you work at your most productive level. Many students benefit from creating rituals that help improve productivity. Some students need to brew a special type of tea before they set down and work each day. Others need to clean the space before they work. Some still, require certain music or incense, or even a favorite pen. These rituals, no matter what they are, are important because they signal to your mind that it is time to work.

Analyze your work methods and see what helps you to be your most productive. While you might truly love listening to your favorite band, if you end up ignoring your writing and playing air guitar even time your favorite song comes on, then that “writing strategy” is not very effective and should be discarded. You can always play air guitar on the bus.