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Overview of Front Page:

  • My CV
  • Some activities
  • Some stuff I wrote

My CV: Lakshmanan_Aakash_CV

Activities: I am also president of the Oxford University Physics Society and a representative on the Physics Joint Consultative Committee for the Oxford Physics Department


Other than simply relearning, I think, by far, the most effective way to really dig down into a subject is to teach it yourself. As a result, I try to write lecture notes every once in a while which are linked below. Note though that there is no particular reason I chose these subjects. In fact, I tend to choose subjects I don’t like as much to write about so I can push myself to learn it. Some are part of unfinished PDFs of which I have only included relatively polished sections.

  • My incomplete notes on for an Introduction to Scattering Theory
    • Incomplete in that I haven’t included all the sections I wanted to but the ones I do include are generally polished enough to be used but of course needs more detailed review.
  • Appendix C Flows
  • Optics Review for First Year of Oxford course: Optics
  • Waves lecture notes for Oxford course: Waves (<– in severe need of updating and generalizing for outside of course)

Some answers I wrote for previous exams in Oxford (yes, this is allowed). Please let me know if you find any mistakes.

I started a blog in high school to talk about interesting things I came across. Unfortunately, I’ve only made 1 or 2 posts since college has started but you can still view them here. You can also view the list of all posts in this directory.

I also find that each new subject warrants a search for the appropriate text so I have compiled a list of my favorite books for various subsets of physics in Resource Recommendations.