The CERN Research Semester is funded by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. The program is designed to allow physics majors at US institutions an opportunity to experience research in High Energy Physics at one of the world's leading accelerator laboratories. Selected students spend a minimum of 90 days working with an active research group at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland.
The two programs currently available are (1) January 2018-April 2018 and (2) September 2018-December 2018. The program uses rolling admissions so applicants are urged to contact the program ( firstname.lastname@example.org) for application information as soon as possible. Students should be a physics major at a US Institution and have strong programming skills with C++ programming at a minimum.
Additional Salary Information: In addition to housing, travel and insurance, a perdiem of $40/day is provided.
The Research Semester at CERN program is a pilot Research/Study Abroad program at CERN (the European Laboratory for Particle Physics) funded by the Lounsbery Foundation. This program is intended to provide talented physics undergraduate students with the opportunity to spend a semester at CERN, home of the world's largest particle accelerator. Students in the program will be assigned a mutually a...greed upon project chosen from a wide range of high energy research topics, such as assisting with Higgs boson analysis, supersymmetry searches, trigger studies, detector development and upgrade, and many other physics and engineering projects. They will become part of an active CERN research group engaged in real ongoing analyses. Applications are currently being accepted for Winter term 2018 and Fall term 2018.