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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
Detroit, Michigan
Primary: Professor Alexey A. Petrov
(313) 577-2739
apetrov@wayne.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astrophysics, Nuclear physics and Particle Physics
REU Site: Research Experience for Undergraduates in Astrophysics, Nuclear and Particle PhysicsAbstract of Award
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
REU Site: Neutrino Physics at Virginia Tech
Department of Physics
Blacksburg, Virginia
Primary: Dr. Camillo Mariani
(540) 231-4449
mariani@vt.edu
Villanova University
REU Site: Astrophysics and Condensed Matter Physics at Villanova University
Department of Physics
Villanova, Pennsylvania
Primary: Amber L. Stuver
(610) 519-6534
amber.stuver@villanova.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics
REU Site: Astrophysics and Condensed Matter Physics at Villanova UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research, Education and Human Resources
Nashville, Tennessee
Primary: Professor Keivan Stassun
(615) 322-2828
keivan.stassun@vanderbilt.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and AStronomy
Comments: Foreign Travel to Chile and Switzerland
REU Site: Vanderbilt University Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics and AstronomyAbstract of Award
River Falls, Wisconsin
Primary: Professor Surujhdeo Seunarine
(715) 425-4604
surujhdeo.seunarine@uwrf.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Neutrino Astrophysics, Cosmic Rays, Particle Physics and Neutron Monitor Physics
REU Site: Research in Neutrino Astrophysics at the University of Wisconsin-River FallsAbstract of Award
University of Washington
REU SITE: University of Washington Physics
Department of Physics
Seattle, Washington
Primary: Dr. Subhadeep Gupta
(206) 616-9649
deepg@uw.edu
Secondary: Gray Rybka
(206) 543-2797
grybka@uw.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics
REU SITE: University of Washington PhysicsAbstract of Award
Salt lake city, Utah
Primary: Dr. Jordan Gerton
(801) 585-0068
jgerton@physics.utah.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and Astronomy
REU Site: An Inclusive REU Program in Physics and Astronomy at the University of UtahAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Toledo, Ohio
Primary: Dr. Richard Irving
(419) 530-2580
rirving@utnet.uToledo.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics: Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Computational, Materials Science, Health, Biological Physics, Photovoltaics and Plasma Physics
Comments: Ethics component.
REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics ans Astronomy at the University of ToledoAbstract of Award
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
REU and RET site in Physics at The University of Texas at Brownsville
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Brownsville, Texas
Primary: Mr. Robert Stone
(956) 882-6655
robert.stone@utrgv.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Laser and Photonics, Optical Astronomy, Biophysics, Materials Science
Comments: RET component.
REU and RET site in Physics at The University of Texas at BrownsvilleAbstract of Award
Richardson, Texas
Primary: Dr. Lindsay J. King
(972) 883-6743
lindsay.king@utdallas.edu
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 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 Oklahoma
REREU/RET Physics at the University of Oklahoma
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Norman, Oklahoma
Primary: Dr. Michael Strauss
(405) 325-6777
strauss@oh.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Theoretical and Experimental in Astrophysics, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and High Energy Physics
Comments: RET component
REREU/RET Physics at the University of OklahomaAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
University of Oklahoma
REU Site: 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 Site: REU/RET Physics site at the University of OklahomaAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Notre Dame, Indiana
Primary: Professor Umesh Garg
(574) 631-7352
garg@nd.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Biophysics, Cosmology, Condensed Matter Physics, High-Energy Physics, Network Science, Nuclear Physics and Physics education.
Comments: Ethics Component and large RET component.
REU Site: Physics REU and RET Programs at the University of Notre DameAbstract of Award
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
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
Comments: RET Support.
REU/RET Site: Physics and Astronomy at the University of MinnesotaAbstract 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: 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
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
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 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 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
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 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
University of Colorado, Boulder
REU Site: Physics/JILA
Department of Physics
Boulder, Colorado
Primary: Christopher G. Haddad
(303) 492-1685
Christopher.g.haddad@Colorado.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Condensed Matter Physics
Comments: Ethics, electronics and machining classes
REU Site: Physics/JILAAbstract of Award
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 Dynamics, Biophysics and Topological Physics
REU Site: Summer Research Projects in Contemporary Physics for Women and MinoritiesAbstract 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 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
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
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