The Department of Physics at Montana State University will offer six undergraduate research positions for ten weeks from June through August of 2020. These positions are funded through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.
Projects will focus on Quantum Physics, Quantum Materials, Condensed Matter, and Optical Physics. Examples include: levitated quantum optomechanics; nano-optics of quantum materials; studies of phase transitions in superconductors, magnetic materials, and H2O ice; experiments on magnetic films and nanostructures; biofilm, corrosion research using imaging and chemical analysis techniques; applied optics and optical storage; quantum computing; and theory of superfluids.
Montana State University, Bozeman - Surrounded by spectacular mountains, Bozeman is a town of 46,000 at an elevation of 5000 feet in the Gallatin Valley, 80 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Summers in Bozeman offer unparalleled opportunities for biking, hiking, backpacking, climbing, fly fishing, river floating, whitewater rafting and camping.
Dates - 10 weeks (1 June – 7 August 2020). Applications due March 2, 2020.
Financial Support - Stipends are $6,000 for the ten-week program. Round-trip travel costs to Bozeman, on-campus housing accommodation, and a food allowance will be provided.
Eligibility - Participants must be full-time undergraduates majoring in physics or a related discipline, typically finishing their sophomore, junior, or senior years, and must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Applications from underrepresented groups are particularly welcomed.
Additional Salary Information: Partial meal plan, housing in single room, and travel reimbursement are included.
About Montana State University - Bozeman
Montana State University is a state-funded research university in Montana with about 17000 students and a strong science/engineering focus. It is located in Bozeman, MT, a town of 45,000 people.
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