University of Chicago Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Physics
The University of Chicago Summer Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program in Physics, supported by the National Science Foundation offers undergraduates (members of underrepresented minority groups (African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans) and women) the opportunity to gain research experience working in the laboratory or research group of a Physics Department faculty member. The program is particularly intended at encouraging participation by members of underrepresented minority groups (African-Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans) and women. Supplementing this valuable practical experience, faculty and graduate students present special lectures to provide an overview of the wide-ranging research conducted in our Department. Ten to fifteen internships will be awarded for the ten-week program, June 14 through August 21. The stipend for the full ten-week program will be $5,000. Housing will be provided, and there will be modest travel expense reimbursement.
The deadline for summer 2021 is Feb. 15th, 2021.
- Possible research areas include:
- Experimental and Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
- Experimental and Theoretical Elementary Particle Physics
- Non-linear Dynamics and Chaos (see condensed matter physics)
- Space and Cosmic Ray Physics (see astrophysics)
- Theoretical and Observational Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Experimental Atomic Physics & Ultracold Atoms
- Experimental Biophysics