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Illinois Physics Research Experience for Undergraduates

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Undergraduates - Senior

The Department of Physics at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign hosts a 10-week National Science Foundation (NSF)-sponsored summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). Offered since 1993, the REU provides undergraduates the opportunity to conduct research under the supervision of our world-class researchers.

Students participating in this program will spend the summer on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus working directly with senior physics faculty on challenging, meaningful projects. The summer experience is aimed at developing students' research literacy skills and exposing them to the wide diversity of physics subfields using experimental, computational, and theoretical approaches:

Astrophysics, Relativity, and Cosmology, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical (AMO) Physics Biological Physics Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, Physics Education Research, and Quantum Information Science.

The NSF-funded REU program can only support citizens or permanent residents (including Green Card holders) of the United States, but the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Department of Physics is excited to host at least one international student each summer. All students must be enrolled at institutions other than the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
accepts non-us citizens

Participating Institution(s):
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University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Astronomy & Astrophysics

Applied Physics
Atomic & Molecular Physics
Condensed Matter Physics
Experiment Design and Analysis
High Performance Computing
Mathematical Physics
Molecular Biophysics
Nuclear Physics
Theoretical Physics

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Dept. of Defense

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