Ideas needed for EPQ in physics ASAPWatch
Needs some ideas for questions that arent too maths heavy as the physics teachers at my school wont sign off on it.
Dark Energy & Universal Expansion (a cliche... I'm pretty sure this is suggested everywhere)
Astrobiology, Requirements for Alien Life & Searching for it
Astronomy & Modern Society, i.e. how changing lighting habits and environmental concerns for energy conservation are harming surface amateur Astronomy, proposed fixes, that kind of stuff. Would be an abstract interesting one, but Idk if you could stretch it for an EPQ. Very graphical, though!
Gravitational Waves & Black Holes (LIGO made some pretty neat discoveries relatively recently, so bleeding-edge scientific papers on ARXIV would be nice to read)
As for titling EPQs on such topics...
"Will the ever-accelerating expansion of our Universe lead us into another?" (Just an idea? Leads to the theory of multiple universes, which may exist side by side, and may spontaneously come into existence per the big bang theory and just expand into each-other, or contract and somehow warp and drag the edge of our Universe, etc... was interesting, but I've long forgotten most of it :P)
"Fast Radio Bursts: Could they be a plausible explanation for alien communication, or are they just another astrophysical phenomenon?" (Not mathematical, not really at least, but would take a lot of effort to interpret some of the results. Quite interesting, would bring in aliens which is always a +1, and lets you look into aliens, their civilisations, SETI, that kind of thing)
"Are our efforts to reduce energy consumption blocking out the stars for future generations?"(Let's you look at how modernising the lighting in the country or perhaps other factors such as the spread of the population, etc, act to reduce the amount of stars you can see, i.e. by increasing light pollution, and flooding the sky with LED lights that can't easily be filtered out by camera filters for astrophotography/etc, in comparison to sodium bulbs.)
"Would it be possible to study the Big Bang in detail through the use of Gravitational Wave Astronomy?" (might work?)
Hope I gave some sort of ideas ;-;