Randon Hall

Mathematical Physics Honours

My research involves the application of Transmission Line Transformers to Cold Atoms Experiments.

Why did you choose to come to SFU?

I chose to come to SFU because of the opportunity to be a student athlete. I have loved both physics and swimming for much of my life, and SFU offers great programs for both.

How would you describe your research or program to a family member?

Many cold atoms experiments use radio frequency evaporative cooling techniques to cool a collection of atoms to extremely low temperatures, and transmission line transformers are a potential way to increase the efficiency of these RF evaporative cooling methods.

What are you particularly enjoying about your studies/research at SFU?

I simply enjoy getting to have the great opportunity to pursue my interests in physics on a daily basis, and swim on top of that. It can be very challenging at times, but knowing that I am working on things I care about bring me great motivation.

What advice would you give a student who is considering getting involved in undergraduate research?

The biggest piece of advice I can give to someone wanting to get involved in research is to not be afraid to talk to a professor about their research. Everyone needs to take a first step, and it can be daunting to think about how one actually ends up participating in research. But a simple first step is to put yourself out there and ask questions about some projects you are interested in.