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REU and RET site in Physics at The University of Texas at Brownsville

Primary Institution: The University of Texas at Brownsville
City: Brownsville
State: TX
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Freshmen or sophomores or juniors
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Atomic/Molecular/Optical Physics
Description:  The REU program focuses  on  research  in  frontier  areas  of   phenomenological,  experimental  and  applied  physics  at  state  of  the  art  facilities.  In   gravitational  wave  astronomy  students  will  be  given  a  coherent  unified  view  of  the  field   and  learn  the  scientific  value  of  both  the  potential  wealth  of  astrophysical  information  to   be  obtained  from  this  new  astronomical  window  and  of  the  challenges  posed  in   developing  the  technological  expertise  necessary  at  the  instrumental  level  in  opening  this   new  window.  In  photonics  they  will  learn  of  the  challenges  and  promises  that  this  fast   evolving  discipline  holds  for  new  electronics.  In  biophysics  participants  will  be  exposed   to  state  of  the  art  techniques  in  one  molecule  spectroscopy  and  in  investigations  in  the   role  of  amino  acids  in  protein  structure  and  function.  In  materials  science  they  will  learn   about  thermoelectric  materials  and  their  potential  use  for  renewable  energy.
Stipend: $5500
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Travel reimbursement up to $600, also a per diem provided
Application Deadline: 03/04/2013
Job Website:
Additional Information: REU dates: June 3-August 9, 2013

Some students will travel to the LIGO Observatory in Hanford, Washington for 1-2 weeks.

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Robert Stone
80 Fort Brown
Brownsville, TX 78520
Phone: (956)882-6655
Fax: (956)882-6722