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Center for Bright Beams Research Experience for Undergraduates

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an IBP member program

Academic Level:
For most summer research programs, this is your upcoming status as of the fall. Always check with the individual program's website for details.

Undergraduates - First Year
Undergraduates - Sophomore
Undergraduates - Junior

Note: this opportunity encourages applications from community college students.

Bright x-ray and electron beams power today's scientific research and industry. With more than 20 faculty across multiple institutions and disciplines, CBB provides a stimulating academic environment that fosters collaboration. One in three Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry is awarded to research that utilizes bright particle beams. Contribute to cutting edge research at world leading institutions.

Experience interdisciplinary research, working side-by-side with material scientists, chemists, condensed matter physicists and accelerator scientists. Learn alongside individuals from a wide range of nationalities, cultures and educational backgrounds. CBB continuously works toward the inclusion of under represented minorities women, and first-generation students.

CBB's undergraduate research program provides students with an introduction to the field of accelerator physics and its outstanding challenges while also encouraging interested students to pursue a graduate degree in an accelerator-related field. Over the summer, students work alongside faculty, postdocs, and graduate students on carefully selected research topics. They also participate in group and theme meetings to learn about other's research and to present their own research.

Participating Institution(s):
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Cornell University (Lead)
Brigham Young University
Northern Illinois University
University of Chicago

Program Materials:
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movie  Program Video

This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:

Accelerator Physics
Applied Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Particle Physics
Theoretical Physics
X-ray Science

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

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