2021 REU Program
May 31–August 6, 2021
Duration: 10 weeks
Applications must include two letters of recommendation, personal statement, biographical sketch, and unofficial transcript.
Application deadline is Sunday, January 31, 2021.
The Physics REU sites directors will utilize a common deadline of March 5, 2021, for students to accept or decline first round offers at domestic (non-international) sites. Sites may send offers to students at any time before this, but students will not be required to decide before March 5. Because of necessary organizational lead time, international REU sites may require earlier acceptance dates.
Due to COVID-19, there is a possibility that the UMN REU program may be conducted remotely. In the event this occurs, amenities, activities and events offered will vary.
Fields of Research
Our REU participants can choose from a variety of fields based on their interests. Our current offerings are:
- Astronomy & Astrophysics
- Condensed Matter Experimental Physics
- Condensed Matter Theoretical Physics
- High Energy Experimental Physics
- High Energy Theoretical Physics
- Physics Education
- Space & Plasma Physics
Once a student is accepted, they will be matched with a faculty member in their preferred field and integrated into an ongoing research project.
About REU at Minnesota
In addition to the stipend we provide:
- Travel reimbursement
- Access to University amenities
- GRE prep sessions
- Weekly luncheon seminars
- Poster sessions
- Safety and ethics training
- Training and access to the machine shop and Nanofabrication Center
Social events may include:
- Guthrie Theater production
- Major league baseball game
- Riverboat cruise
- Science Museum of Minnesota visit
Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, U.S. Nationals, or permanent residents of the United States.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Students of underrepresented groups are highly encouraged to apply. The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
2020 REU Program
The 2020 REU Program ran from June 1st-August 7th, 2020. This year's program was entirely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, however our students were more than up to the challenge
This years participants were:
|Bernardo Barrera||Monterrey Institute of Technology||Liliya Williams||Two-component Mass Models of the Lensing Galaxy in Quadruply Imaged Quasar WFI2033-4723|
|Grace Bratrud||Loyola University, Chicago||Greg Pawloski||Solar Neutrino Prototype Detector Simulation|
|Olivia Chabowski||Earlham College||LHC Group||A Search for Stealth Supersymmetry|
|Keegan Finger||Drake University||J. Woods Halley||Dilute t-J Superconductivity using Chebyshev Polynomials|
|Jack Heinzel||Carleton College||Michael Coughlin||Neutron Star Merger Inclination Angles from Kilonovae|
|Braden Kronheim||Davidson College||LHC Group||Lepton Classification in Right-Handed W Decays|
|Katelyn Lydeen||Illinois Institute of Technology||Lindsay Glesener||Solar Flare Forensics: Aggregation and Results|
|John McCauley||Bethel University||Ognjen Ilic||Tailoring Optical Forces with Nano-structured Surfaces|
|Gavin Menning||Drake University||Andrew Furmanski||SBND Wire Calibration|
|Chika Onubogu||Florida State University||Tom Jones||Assessing Dynamics of Simulated Radio Galaxy Jets|
|Polina Petrov||Carnegie Mellon University||Michael Coughlin||Optimizing the Search for Electromagnetic Counterparts to Gravitational Wave Sources|
|Evan Strong||St. Olaf College||Jorge Vinals||2D Topological Defects in Liquid Crystals|
|Elatia Zaffke||St. Cloud State University||Lindsay Glesener||Solar Flare Forensics: Mapping High Energy X-ray Sources|
*LHC Group is comprised of Jeremy Mans, Roger Rusack, & Nadja Strobbe