Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) invite applications for our 2018 summer REU program.
Our CIERA REU program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to pursue an astrophysics-based interdisciplinary research project over the summer in collaboration with Northwestern University faculty in Astronomy, Applied Math, Chemistry, Earth and Planetary Science (EPS), Electrical Engineering, High Performance Computing (HPC) and Computer Science (CS), and/or Physics, on topics including (interdisciplinary connections in parentheses):
astrophysical fluid dynamics (HPC & Applied Math)
dark matter & dark energy (Particle Physics, Experimentation, & Instrumentation)
Solar System and (exo)planet formation, climate, evolution, & dynamics (EPS, Applied Math) u galaxy formation & evolution, & cosmology (HPC)
black holes & other compact objects (HPC & Applied Math)
solar system planet tectonics, and subsurface life (EPS)
neutrinos (Theoretical Physics)
stellar evolution & dynamics (HPC)
X-ray detectors (Instrumentation)
Projects use Northwestern’s Quest HPC Cluster, Fermilab, Argonne National Laboratory, and faculty instrumentation labs.
Our CIERA REU includes a directed research project, computer programming tutorials, science communication and writing workshops, research talks by faculty, grad school and career panel discussions, organized field trips to Fermilab, Yerkes Observatory, and The Adler Planetarium, and other social events.
The stipend is $4500 (9-weeks) + travel + on-campus housing + funding to present your research at the following winter AAS meeting.
Northwestern University's Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) promotes research and education through the support of postdoctoral fellows developing independent research programs, advanced graduate and undergraduate research, seminar series, a long-term visitors program, and to pursue new astrophysics research directions. Special emphasis is given to inter...disciplinary connections with applied math, biology, chemistry, computer science, electrical engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, planetary science, and statistics.