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REU Sites: Physics

This listing will change as new REU Site awards are made. Sites will be added to or removed from this list as decisions are made on those proposals. Most Physics REU Sites provide opportunities spanning the full range of research of the indicated departments or laboratories, and include both experimental and theoretical activities. Some Sites focus on research in a particular sub-field or in a more specialized laboratory or facility. Others offer projects in related fields like astronomy and astrophysics, or in interdisciplinary areas like materials science or biophysics. Interested students can use the keyword search feature to identify those sites with projects in a particular area, or can simply explore each Site’s web pages to learn more about these programs. Physics students are also encouraged to consider REU Sites in related fields, including Materials Research, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Science, Engineering, and Geosciences, which often have components of research of interest to physicists.

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REU Sites
Site Information Site Location Contact Information Additional Information
Rutgers, State University of New Jersey
REU Site: Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers- the On0Ramp at Exit 9
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Piscataway, New Jersey
Primary: Dr. Andrew Baker
(848) 445-8887
ajbaker@physics.rutgers.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Astronomy
REU Site: Physics and Astronomy at Rutgers- the On0Ramp at Exit 9Abstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
SRI International
REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Atomic, Molecular, and Biological Physics
Molecular Physics Program Materials Research Lab
Menlo Park, California
Primary: Dr. Gregory Faris
(650) 859-4131
gregory.faris@sri.com
Stony Brook, New York
Primary: Navid Vafael-Najafabadi
(631) 632-2023
navid.vafael.najafabadi@stonybrook.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Experiment, Theory, Computational Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Accelerator, Nuclear, High Energy Physics, AMO, Theoretical Cosmology and the Laser Teaching Center.
REU Site: Broadening Undergraduate Research Participation in Physics and Astronomy at Stony Brook UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Texas A&M University
REU Site: Nuclear Science at Texas A&M University
Department of Chemistry
College Station, Texas
Primary: Dr. Sherry J. Yennello
(979) 845-7361
reu@comp.tamu.edu
Commerce, Texas
Primary: Dr. Huengmam Park
(903) 468-8654
huengman.park@tamuc.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Physics Education, Organic Semiconductor Physics and Surface X-Ray Physics
REU Site: Summer Research Program for Community College Students in Physics and Astronomy at Texas A&M University-CommerceAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Texas Christian University
REU Site: Physics and Astrophysics at TCU
Physics
Fort Worth, Texas
Primary: Dr. Peter M. Frinchaboy
(817) 257-6387
p.frinchaboy@tcu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Atomic, Molecular, Bio, Chemical, Statistical Physics, Astronomy, Planetary Science
REU Site: Physics and Astrophysics at TCUAbstract of Award
The University of Utah
REU Physics and Astronomy at University of Utah
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Salt Lake City, Utah
Primary: Dr. Tino Nyawelo
(801) 581-5306
reu@physics.utah.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and Astronomy
Comments: EPSCoR co-funded.
REU Physics and Astronomy at University of UtahAbstract of Award
University of Arizona
REU Site: Summer Bridge Program in Experimental Physics
Department of Physics
Tucson, Arizona
Primary: Professor Srinivas Manne
(520) 626-5305
smanne@physics.arizona.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and Applied Physics
REU Site: Summer Bridge Program in Experimental PhysicsAbstract of Award
University of California, Davis
REU Site: Physics Research at UC Davis
Davis, California
Primary: Dr. Rena Zieve
(530) 574-8874
reu@london.ucdavis.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Biological Physics, Complex Systems, Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics and Astrophysics
REU Site: Physics Research at UC DavisAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
University of California, Santa Barbara
REU Site: Summer Research in Physics and Astronomy at UC Santa Barbara
Department of Physics
Santa Barbara, California
Primary: Dr. Sathya Guruswamy
(805) 893-5204
sathya.guruswamy@ccs.ucsb.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy/Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Biophysics/Physics of Living Systems, Condensed Matter Physics, Gravity, Elementary Particle Physics
REU Site: Summer Research in Physics and Astronomy at UC Santa BarbaraAbstract of Award
University of California - Davis
Physics at UC Davis
Physics
Davis, California
Primary: Rena Zieve
(530) 574-8874
reu@london.ucdavis.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: condensed matter theory and experiment, complex systems and computational physics, nuclear and particle physics experiment, quantum gravity and astrophysics
Physics at UC DavisAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Physics
University of Chicago
REU Site: Summer Research Projects in Contemporary Physics
Department of Physics
Chicago, Illinois
Primary: Professor Sidney Nagel
(773) 702-7190
srnagel@uchicago.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: AMO, High Energy, Cosmic-Ray and Astrophysics, General Relativity, Condensed Matter Physics, Non-linear Physics, Biophysics and Topological Physics
REU Site: Summer Research Projects in Contemporary PhysicsAbstract of Award
University of Colorado, Boulder
REU Site: Physics/JILA
Department of Physics
Boulder, Colorado
Primary: Marga Powell
(303) 492-3846
reuphys@colorado.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Condensed Matter Physics
Comments: Ethics, electronics and machining classes
REU Site: Physics/JILAAbstract of Award
University of Florida
International REU Site for Gravitational Physics
Department of Physics
Gainesville, Florida
Primary: Dr. Paul Fulda
(352) 392-1444
paulfulda@ufl.edu
Secondary: Dr. Peter Wass
(352) 392-6746
pwass@ufl.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Gravitational Wave Physics
Comments: International collaborators with Hannover, Paris, Japan, Italy, Australia and UK
International REU Site for Gravitational PhysicsAbstract of Award
Urbana, Illinois
Primary: Dr. Patrick Snyder
(217) 300-9957
psnyder@illinois.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Biological Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Astrophysics, High-Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics and Computational Physics
REU Site: Applying the Tools of Physicians to Explore the Macroscopic, Microscopic and Quantum WorldsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
University of Kentucky
REU Site: Research in Symmetries at the University of Kentucky
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Lexington, Kentucky
Primary: Dr. Christopher Crawford
(859) 421-9612
c.crawford@uky.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and Astronomy
Comments: EPSCoR funded 1st year.
REU Site: Research in Symmetries at the University of KentuckyAbstract of Award
University of Maryland at College Park
REU Site: Training and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics (TREND)
Department of Physics (IPST)
College Park, Maryland
Primary: Professor Rajarshi Roy
(301) 405-1636
rroy@umd.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nonlinear Dynamics in Physics, Engineering and Mathematics.
REU Site: Training and Research Experiences in Nonlinear Dynamics (TREND)Abstract of Award
University of Michigan
REU Site: Modern Optics in the City of Light, A Collaborative REU Site in Paris
Materials Science and Engineering
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Primary: Car Nosel
(734) 763-4878
cnosel@umich.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Optics and Ultrafast Lasers
Comments: International travel
REU Site: Modern Optics in the City of Light, A Collaborative REU Site in ParisAbstract of Award
University of Michigan
REU Site: Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities in Biophysics
Department of Physics
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Primary: Professor Michael Zochowski
(734) 647-5552
michatz@umich.edu
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Primary: Professor Myron Campbell
(734) 764-2192
myron@umich.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and Astrophysics
REU Site: Summer Undergraduate Research Experience in Physics at the University of MichiganAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Primary: Dr. Junjie Zhu
(734) 647-7201
junjie@umich.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: High Energy Physics
Comments: International travel to Switzerland; plus support High School Teachers
REU Site: University of Michigan - CERN Research Experience for Undergraduate and High School Teacher ProgramsAbstract of Award
University of Minnesota
REU/RET Site: Physics and Astronomy at the University of Minnesota
Department of Physics & Astronomy
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Primary: Professor Alex Kamenev
(612) 626-0724
kamenev@umn.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Condensed Matter Physics, Particle Physics, Biophysics, High Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology, Space and Planetary Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics
REU/RET Site: Physics and Astronomy at the University of MinnesotaAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
University of Nebraska - Lincoln
REU Site: Lasers and Optics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Lincoln, Nebraska
Primary: Dr. Cornelis J. Uiterwaal
(402) 472-9010
cuiterwaal2@unl.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Lasers and Optcs
REU Site: Lasers and OpticsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
University of New Mexico
REU Site: University of New Mexico Department of Physics and Astronomy
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Primary: Dr. Richard J. Rand
(505) 277-2073
physreu@unm.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and Astronomy (Quantum Information, Particle Physics, Optical Sciences, Biophysics, Astrophysics and Geophysics)
REU Site: University of New Mexico Department of Physics and AstronomyAbstract of Award
Notre Dame, Indiana
Primary: Professor Umesh Garg
(574) 631-7352
garg@nd.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, High-Energy Particle Physics, Nuclear Physics and Physics education.
Comments: Large RET component.
REU /RETSite: Physics REU and RET Programs at the University of Notre DameAbstract of Award
University of Oklahoma
REU/RET Physics site at the University of Oklahoma
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Norman, Oklahoma
Primary: Dr. Michael Strauss
(405) 325-6777
ou.physics.reu@ou.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Theoretical and experimental work in Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and High Energy Physics
Comments: International component and RET component.
REU/RET Physics site at the University of OklahomaAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
University of Oklahoma
REU/RET Physics at the University of Oklahoma
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Norman, Oklahoma
Primary: Dr. Michael Strauss
(405) 325-6777
strauss@ou.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Theoretical and Experimental in Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and High Energy Physics
Comments: RET component
REU/RET Physics at the University of OklahomaAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
University of Rochester
REU Site in Physics and Astrophysics at Rochester
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Rochester, New York
Primary: Connie Jones
(585) 275-5306
connie@pas.rochester.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics Optics including: particle, nuclear, cosmic ray physics, optics, quantum optics, condensed matter, biological, plasma, astrophysics and geophysics.
REU Site in Physics and Astrophysics at RochesterAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
University of South Florida
NSF REU Program in Applied Physics
Physics
Tampa, Florida
Primary: Sarath Witanachchi
(813) 974-2789
switanach@usf.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials physics/condensed matter physics, biophysics/biomedical physics, AMO (atomic, molecular and optical) physics
Comments: This REU provides a great experience for GU students who are interested in pursuing interdisciplinary graduate programs in related areas
NSF REU Program in Applied PhysicsAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Physics
University of Texas at Dallas
REU Site: REU in Theoretical and Experimental Physics
Department of Physics
Richardson, Texas
Primary: Dr. Lindsay J. King
(972) 883-6743
lindsay.king@utdallas.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Experimental and Theoretical Physics
REU Site: REU in Theoretical and Experimental PhysicsAbstract of Award
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