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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
Research Topics/Keywords: Astrophysics, Nuclear physics and Particle Physics
Wayne State UniversityAbstract 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
Nashville, Tennessee
Primary: Professor Keivan Stassun
(615) 322-2828
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and Astronomy
Comments: International travel component
Vanderbilt UniversityAbstract of Award
River Falls, Wisconsin
Primary: Professor Surujhdeo Seunarine
(715) 425-4604
Research Topics/Keywords: Neutrino Astrophysics, Cosmic Rays, Particle Physics and Neutron Monitor Physics
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
Secondary: Gray Rybka
(206) 543-2797
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear Physics and Astrophysics
University of WashingtonAbstract of Award
Salt lake city, Utah
Primary: Dr. Jordan Gerton
(801) 585-0068
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and Astronomy
University of UtahAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
Toledo, Ohio
Primary: Dr. Richard Irving, Jr.
(419) 530-2589
Secondary: Professor Thomas Kvale
(419) 530-2980
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics (AMO), Condensed Matter, Photovoltaics, Material Science, Astronomy/Astrophysics, medical/health/biological physics and Plasma Physics
Comments: Ethics component
University of ToledoAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
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
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Gravitational Wave Astronomy, Laser and Photonics, Optical Astronomy, Biophysics, Materials Science
Comments: RET component.
University of Texas Rio Grande ValleyAbstract of Award
Richardson, Texas
Primary: Dr. Lindsay J. King
(972) 883-6743
Research Topics/Keywords: Experimental and Theoretical physics
University of Texas at DallasAbstract of Award
University of South Florida
NSF REU Program in Applied Physics
Tampa, Florida
Primary: Sarath Witanachchi
(813) 974-2789
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
University of South FloridaAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Physics
University of South Carolina
REU Site: Undergraduate Research in Physics at the University of South Carolina
Department of Physics
Columbia, South Carolina
Primary: Brett Altschul
(803) 777-4985
Research Topics/Keywords: Particle physics, nuclear physics, nanotechnology, astrophysics, theoretical physics and computational modeling
Comments: Funded by EPSCoR
University of South CarolinaAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Ethics and Values Studies
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
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics Optics including: particle, nuclear, cosmic ray physics, optics, quantum optics, condensed matter, biological, plasma, astrophysics and geophysics.
University of RochesterAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
University of Oklahoma
REU Site: REU/RET Physics site at the University of Oklahoma
Physics and Astronomy
Norman, Oklahoma
Primary: Michael Strauss
(405) 325-3961
Research Topics/Keywords: Theoretical and experimental work in astrophysics, atomic and molecular physics, condensed matter physics and high energy physics
Comments: International component, Ethics component and RET component.
University of OklahomaAbstract of Award
Notre Dame, Indiana
Primary: Prof. Umesh Garg
(574) 631-7352
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.
University of Notre DameAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences
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
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and Astronomy (Quantum information, Particle physics, Optical sciences, Biophysics and Astrophysics)
University of New MexicoAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Education and Human Resources
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
Research Topics/Keywords: Condensed Matter Physics, Particle Physics, Biophysics, High Energy Astrophysics and Cosmology, Space and Planetary Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics
Comments: RET Support.
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
Research Topics/Keywords: Biophysics
University of MichiganAbstract of Award
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Primary: Dr. Junjie Zhu
(734) 647-7201
Research Topics/Keywords: High Energy Physics
Comments: International travel to Switzerland; plus support High School Teachers
University of MichiganAbstract of Award
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Primary: Professor Myron Campbell
(734) 764-2192
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and Astrophysics
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
Research Topics/Keywords: Optics and Ultrafast Lasers
Comments: International travel
University of MichiganAbstract 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
Research Topics/Keywords: Nonlinear Dynamics in Physics, Engineering and Mathematics.
University of Maryland at College ParkAbstract of Award
Urbana, Illinois
Primary: Toni V. Pitts
(217) 244-2948
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Materials Physics, Biological Physics, High-Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChanpaignAbstract of Award
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
REU Site: Applying the Tools of Physics - From the Cosmos to the Living Cell
Department of Physics
Urbana, Illinois
Primary: Celia Elliott
(217) 244-7725
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Condensed Matter Physics and High-Energy Physics
Comments: International travel.
University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignAbstract of Award
University of Florida
International REU Site for Gravitational Physics
Department of Physics
Gainesville, Florida
Primary: Dr. Bernard Whiting
(352) 392-0521
Secondary: Dr. Guide Mueller
(352) 392-1582
Research Topics/Keywords: Gravitational Wave physics
Comments: International collaborators with Hannover, Paris, Japan, Italy,Australia and UK
University of FloridaAbstract of Award
University of Colorado, Boulder
REU Site: Physics/JILA
Department of Physics
Boulder, Colorado
Primary: Christopher G. Haddad
(303) 492-1685
Research Topics/Keywords: Atomic, Molecular, Optical and Condensed Matter Physics
Comments: Ethics, electronics and machining classes
University of Colorado, BoulderAbstract of Award
Chicago, Illinois
Primary: Professor Sidney Nagel
(773) 702-7190
Research Topics/Keywords: AMO, High Energy, Cosmic-ray and Astrophysics, General Relativity, Condensed Matter Physics, Non-linear Dynamics, Biophysics and Topological Physics
University of ChicagoAbstract of Award
University of California - Davis
Physics at UC Davis
Davis, California
Primary: Rena Zieve
(530) 574-8874
Research Topics/Keywords: condensed matter theory and experiment, complex systems and computational physics, nuclear and particle physics experiment, quantum gravity and astrophysics
University of California - DavisAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Physics
University of California, Los Angeles
REU Site: Frontier Physics and Astronomy Research with Technical Presentations
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Los Angeles, California
Primary: Professor Francoise Queval
(310) 825-2453
Research Topics/Keywords: Plasma Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Accelerator Physics, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Astrophysics, Astroparticle Physics and Biophysics.
University of California, Los AngelesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
University of California, Davis
REU Site: Physics Research at UC Davis
Davis, California
Primary: Dr. Rena Zieve
(530) 574-8874
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Biological Physics, Complex Systems, Nuclear Physics, High Energy Physics and Astrophysics
University of California, DavisAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
University of Arizona
REU Site: Summer Bridge Program in Experimental Physics
Department of Physics
Tucson, Arizona
Primary: Professor Srinivas Manne
(520) 626-5305
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics and applied physics
University of ArizonaAbstract of Award
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