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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
Alabama A&M University
Physics REU at AAMU
Department of Physics
Normal, Alabama
Primary: Dr. Padjama Guggila
(256) 372-8141
padmaja.guggilla@aamu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Materials Science, Optics and Space Science
Physics REU at AAMUAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Auburn, Alabama
Primary: Sanjeev Baskiyar
(334) 844-6306
baskisa@auburn.edu
Secondary: Alvin S Lim
(334) 844-6326
lim@eng.auburn.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: CPU temperature control for energy reduction, indoor localization using deep learning, thermal friendly architecture, smart utility networks, distributed analytics, machine learning algorithms
REU Site: Parallel and Distributed ComputingAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Physics, Computer and Information Science and Engineering
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
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, 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
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
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 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
Howard University
REU Site in Physics at Howard University
Deaprtment of Physics
Washington, District Of Columbia
Primary: Dr. Prabhakar Misra
(202) 806-6251
pmisra@howard.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Optics and Laser Spectroscopy
REU Site in Physics at Howard UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research, Education and Human Resources
Catholic University
REU Site: Physics Research in the Nation's Capital
Department of Physics
Washington, DC, District Of Columbia
Primary: Dr. Tanya Horn
(202) 319-5326
hornt@cua.edu
Secondary: Dr. I.L. Pegg
(202) 319-6700
ianp@vsl.cua.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear and Particle Physics experiment and theory, detectors in Nuclear and Particle Physics and Materials Science
REU Site: Physics Research in the Nation's CapitalAbstract 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
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
Georgia Tech Research Corporation
REU Site: Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research in Physics: A Multi-Institutional REU Program
Department of Physics
Atlanta, Georgia
Primary: Dr. Keith Oden
(404) 385-0418
keith.oden@cos.gatech.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics
Comments: Ethics component.
REU Site: Broadening Participation in Undergraduate Research in Physics: A Multi-Institutional REU ProgramAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
Northwestern University
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) REU: Astrophysics in its Modern Interdisciplinary Context
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA), Physics & Astronomy
Evanston, Illinois
Primary: Dr. Aaron Geller, Program Director
ciera-reu@northwestern.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Instrumentation, experimentation, high-performance computing, telescopes, galaxies, black holes, gravitational waves, exoplanets, dark matter and energy, statistics, applied math, engineering.
Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics (CIERA) REU: Astrophysics in its Modern Interdisciplinary ContextAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences, Physics
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)
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
De Kalb, Illinois
Primary: Dr. Jahred Adelman
(815) 753-1581
jahred.adelman@niu.edu
Secondary: Dr. Michael Eads
(815) 753-1581
meads@niu.edu
Indiana University
REU Site in Physics at Indiana University
Department of Physics
Bloomington, Indiana
Primary: Professor John Carini
(812) 855-4359
physreu@indiana.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Experimental and theoretical research in astrophysics physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, elementary particle physics, materials physics and nuclear physics.
REU Site in Physics at Indiana UniversityAbstract of Award
Purdue University
REU Site: Multidisciplinary Physics at Purdue University
Department of Physics
West Lafayette, Indiana
Primary: Professor Sergei Savikhin
(765) 494-3017
research-undergrad@physics.purdue.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nanoscience, Astrophysics, Condensed Matter, Biophysics, Medical Physics, Geophysics, Particle Physics, Atomic Physics, Applied Physics, Theoretical Physics, and others.
Comments: Funds RET component.
REU Site: Multidisciplinary Physics at Purdue UniversityAbstract of Award
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
Coe College
REU Site: Spectroscopy at Coe College
Departments of Physics
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Primary: Mrs. Susan Noreuil
(319) 399-8524
snoreuil@coe.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Optics, Glass Physics and Chemistry, Acoustics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry and Space Optics
Comments: RET Component
REU Site: Spectroscopy at Coe CollegeAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Department of Defense (DoD)
Manhattan, Kansas
Primary: Dr. Bret N. Flanders
(785) 532-1614
bret.flanders@phys.ksu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Laser-Matter Interactions at the Atomic and Nanoscales, Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics, Condensed/Soft Matter and Biological Physics, Elementary Particle Physics and Physics Education Research
REU Site: Physics at Kansas State University - Insteractions of Matter, Light and LearningAbstract 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
Louisiana State University
REU Site: Research in Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Primary: Dr. Robert Hynes
(225) 578-7459
reu@phys.lsu.edu
Secondary: Rongying Jin
(225) 578-0028
Research Topics/Keywords: Astronomy, Astrophysics, Physics (Condensed Matter, Quantum/AMO, Nuclear, High Energy/Particle, LIGO Cosmology, Computational, Medical)
Comments: Ethics component
REU Site: Research in Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State UniversityAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Astronomical Sciences
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
Boston, Massachusetts
Primary: Kelly Capri
(617) 353-7286
kcapri@bu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Biological Physics, Computational Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Particle Physics, Physics Education Research, Photonics, Quantum Physics, Statistical Physics
REU Site: BU-PRO: Boston University Physics Research OpportunitiesAbstract of Award
Cofunded: Materials Research
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
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
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
Michigan State University
REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in Physics
Department of Physics and Astronomy
East Lansing, Michigan
Primary: Dr. Stuart Tessmer
(517) 884-5660
tessmer@msu.edu
Research Topics/Keywords: Nuclear, Accelerator, Condensed Matter, Biophysics Astrophysics, High Energy Physics and Physics Education
REU Site: Research Experiences for Undergraduates in PhysicsAbstract of Award
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