The Department of Physics at Montana State University will offer eight undergraduate research positions in Quantum and Materials Physics. The program duration is ten weeks from 1 June through 6 August of 2021. 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, biofilms, corrosion research using imaging and chemical analysis techniques, applied optics and optical storage, quantum computing, and theory of superfluids.
Montana State University - Bozeman – a land-grant university with an enrollment of 16,800 students, is ranked in the top category of research universities by the Carnegie Foundation. Bozeman is a town of 50,000 inhabitants in the Gallatin Valley, at the base of the Bridger Mountain Range, 80 miles north of Yellowstone National Park. Outdoor opportunities in the area include backpacking, biking, camping, golf, mountain climbing, exploring, hiking, fly fishing, river floating, and whitewater rafting. Summers in Bozeman offer theatre, an opera, music venues, art festivals, museums, cafes, and dining.
Additional Salary Information: $6000 stipend for the 10-week program duration
About Physics Department at Montana State University
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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