You are invited to apply or an NSF-funded 10-weeksummer Research For Undergraduates program at the University of Kentucky Department of Physics and Astronomy. The program focuses around individual mentored research projects in nuclear physics, condensed matter physics, and astronomy, related through the central theme of symmetry, tailored for accessibility to 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates. You will join the research program of a faculty mentor funded by NSF, DOE, or NASA, working along-side graduate students and postdocs in the lab, interacting regularly with your mentor to produce publishable results in these areas at the frontiers of physics and astronomy.
We welcome students from two-year colleges, liberal arts colleges and undergraduate institutions with limited research opportunities, to apply. We especially encourage participation from under-represented groups in physics, such as women and ethnic minorities.
The program includes professional development through a series of seminars and workshops, and specific technical training in computation and data analysis. Students will present results at a local poster session and be encouraged to present at national conferences. The program features social activities and a day-excursion to Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
For more information, see https://pa.as.uky.edu/reu or contact: email@example.com
About University of Kentucky, Department of Physics & Astronomy
The UK Department of Physics and Astronomy currently has 30 regular and 7 active adjunct and/or emeritus faculty members, 11 post-doctoral researchers, 11 office, technical, and instructional staff members, 91 graduate students and 83 undergraduate physics majors. The Department offers courses and research opportunities leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in the areas of astronomy and astrophysics (theoretical and observational), atomic and molecular physics (experimental), nuclear/particle physics (theoretical and experimental), high energy physics (theoretical), and condensed matter physics (theoretical and experimental). More detailed descriptions of each of these options is available at https://pa.as.uky.edu/pa-faculty-research .The Department hosts an NSF-sponsored Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program with 6-8 participants per year.
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