Research, internships, and other student opportunities

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Laura Bruce '20, a physics major, had an amazing opportunity to intern at CERN in Switzerland. "I interned at CERN (Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire) in Switzerland/France. It is the largest particle physics laboratory in the world! Scientists at CERN accelerate protons to 99% the speed of light at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and collide them in four different detectors: ATLAS, CMS, LHCb and ALICE. The detector behind me in the photo is ATLAS, which is a general purpose detector and comprised of a pixel detector, transition radiation tracker, electromagnetic calorimeter, hadronic calorimeter and muon spectrometers! They use conservation of energy and momentum, along with lots of neat electronics and signal processing, to reconstruct particle trajectories and identify the new particles after collision."

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Summer students 2019: A Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious experience

This is a working list of Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU's) and other opportunities for students which are advertised within the Department and come from a variety of sources (listed in no particular order). 

The W&L Physics and Engineering Department welcomes the listing of these kinds of opportunities, including developing outlets and experiences for our students.  If you have a program, project, idea or research that would either enrich an undergraduate student's experience or which could provide a real-world experience to our students, please contact us directly.