Undergraduate Summer Research

Opportunities in Physics

The Ohio State University


June 19 - August 26, 2005


REU 05: Students, Mentors and Final Reports

NSF/REU/OSU is a program of research experience in physics for undergraduates. The program runs in the Physics Department of OSU in Columbus, Ohio. Applications can be downloaded from our website: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/reu

INTERNSHIPS in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Nuclear, High Energy, Condensed Matter, Nonlinear fluid dynamics, Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics, etc.. Students will work in areas like chaos in fluids, big bang nucleosynthesis, High-Tc superconductivity, heavy ion collision detectors, and many other projects spanning the diverse interests of a comprehensive research department.

TUTORIALS are held each year in a variety of areas. In recent years these areas have included: Tex and LaTeX software, Machine Shop Skills and Oral Presentation Skills.

REPORTS: At the end of the summer, you will report your research results in three formats: a poster presentation, a short oral presentation, and as a written summary. Examples of the latter can be found on our website by looking at previous years' programs.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: You must be a US citizen or permanent resident enrolled in an undergraduate degree program in physics or engineering physics. Members of groups under-represented in physics are encouraged to apply.

STIPEND: includes a weekly board allowance of $90, a weekly stipend of $360, and $450 to cover travel to/from Columbus, totaling $4950 for the summer. A double room in an OSU dorm is provided free of charge.

QUESTIONS: Contact either Mrs. Robin Wyatt [(614) 292-8523; wyattr@mps.ohio-state.edu] or Prof. Thomas Lemberger [(614) 292-7799; trl@mps.ohio-state.edu].

APPLY now: Fill out the application form from our web page. Applications are due February 15, 2005. For further information, visit our website at: http://www.physics.ohio-state.edu/reu

NSF/REU/OSU -- What to Expect

COLUMBUS is the capital of Ohio and home of The Ohio State University. It is a mid-sized city with over one million inhabitants in the metropolitan area. A commercial center of banking, insurance, data-processing and light industry, the city boasts an excellent system of metropolitan parks and cultural attractions. Past REU students have enjoyed the many dining and entertainment opportunities, first class museums, and lively campus life of a major urban research university. Outside of Columbus they have explored many nearby amenities, including canoeing on nearby Darby Creek, tramping through Old Mans Cave at Hocking Hills state park, riding the worlds most awesome roller coasters at Cedar Point and Paramount's King's Island.

HOUSING: All REU students are housed in an OSU dormitory, with double rooms. The dorm is located on North Campus, a five minute walk from the Physics building. Linens are provided. Rooms are outfitted with desks and chairs, chests of drawers, beds, computer hookups, and microwave/refrigerator. There are shared kitchen and laundry facilities.

COMPUTING: REU students have access to the excellent computing facilities of the Physics Department, including UNIX, LINUX, VMS, Windows, and MAC systems.

BOARD:. Since most students have expressed the desire to cook or eat where they please, we will follow their desires and pay them a weekly board allowance of $90. Students can purchase "Buck ID" debit cards that can be used to pay for meals at various other places on and off Campus.

TRAVEL DIRECTIONS: Maps of Columbus and the OSU campus will be provided in a welcome package early in the Spring. If you fly into Columbus, take a taxi to Drackett Tower (161 Curl Drive on OSU campus; fare is about $30.) If you drive into Columbus, follow road directions that are enclosed in the packet we send you, or look on the Columbus link on our website.

AUTOMOBILE REGISTRATION AND PARKING: REU students are eligible for OSU parking decals that allow them to park their car in student areas. Cars must be registered with Transportation and Parking, 160 Bevis Hall, 1080 Carmack Road, where decals will be issued for a modest fee. Please let Mrs. Robin Wyatt know if you are planing to bring a car.

MEDICAL INSURANCE: Program participants will be registered as OSU students, and will be eligible to purchase health insurance at a nominal cost from the Student Insurance Program.

STIPENDS: Students receive a weekly stipend of $360, a weekly food allowance of $90, and a one-time payment of $450 to defray travel costs. Payments will be made at the end of June, July and at the end of the program in August.

Faculty who have participated in the summer program in the last four years include:

David AndereckCondensed Matter Experiment; Chaos in fluids
Eric BraatenHigh Energy Theory
Len BrillsonCondensed Matter Experiment
Bunny ClarkNuclear Theory; Relativistic Corrections
Frank DeLuciaMicrowave Spectroscopy
Arthur EpsteinCondensed Matter Experimental; Conducting Polymers
Richard FurnstahlNuclear Theory; QCD
Tom GramilaCondensed Matter Experiment
Klaus HonscheidHigh Energy Physics Experiment
Richard HughesHigh Energy Experiment
Thomas HumanicNuclear Experiment; Heavy ion collisions
Richard KassHigh Energy Experiment; electron/positron collisions
Greg LafyatisAtomic Spectroscopy
Tom LembergerCondensed Matter Experiment; High Tc Superconductivity
Terry MillerChemical Physics
Robert PerryNuclear Theory, QCD
Douglass SchumacherAtomic Spectroscopy
R. SooryakumarCondensed matter experiment; surface physics
Evan SugarbakerNuclear experiment; heavy ion collisions
David StroudCondensed Matter Theory
Linn Van WoerkomAtomic Physics; short pulse processes
Terry WalkerAstrophysics theory; nucleosynthesis
Brian WinerHigh Energy Physics experiment; CDF
John WilkinsCondensed Matter Theory