The Racah Institute of Physics welcomes applications for a summer research program for undergraduate students:
- 9-12 weeks (beginning June 7, 2022)
- Weekly stipend of $200 USD included
- Dormitory housing included
- Airfare not included
Why do an REU at the Racah Institute? Spend your summer in a stimulating environment with peers who are equally excited about Physics and delve into cutting-edge research as a member of an active research team, under the mentorship of a leading researcher in the field. At the end of the program, you’ll gain experience in presenting by writing out your results and/or what you’ve learned, and sharing them with your peers in a concluding mini-symposium.
In your spare time, you’ll enjoy the vibrant city of Jerusalem in the company of other international students in the Mathematics and Physics Departments at HUJI, including a series of social and academic activities tailored just for you.
Potential areas of research: Experimental and Theoretical Research in Astrophysics, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Physics, High Energy Physics, Nonlinear Physics, Nuclear Physics and Quantum Science.
Eligibility: Physics majors entering their final year of undergraduate studies, or recent B.A. graduates.
- Baruch Meerson, Theoretical research focused on statistical mechanics far from equilibrium, and especially on unusually large fluctuations in classical systems.
- Eran Sharon, Experimental study of pattern formation in complex systems, equilibrium configurations of thin sheets with nontrivial intrinsic geometry.
- Michael Moshe, Theoretical research with a geometric approach to anomalous mechanics in soft matter, with a focus on cellular tissue, amorphous solids and mechanical meta-materials.
- Ronen Rapaport, Physics on the nanoscale, actively exploring the physics of semiconductor.
- Nicholas C. Stone, Topics in theoretical astrophysics, from exoplanets to black holes.
- Reem Sari, Theoretical research in astrophysics, focused on dynamical processes in galactic nuclei, orbital evolution, gravitational waves, stellar explosions, and exoplanet formation.
- Eric Kuflik and Yonit Hochberg, High energy phenomenology group. Studying new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics, from dark matter to the hierarchy problem and more.
- Michael Smolkin, Quantum field theory, quantum information and quantum gravity.
- Erez Zohar, Quantum information methods in many-body physics.
- Itay Shomroni, Quantum phenomena and dynamics in macroscopic objects such as oscillators, for fundamental research as well as technological applications.
- Nir Bar-Gill, From fundamentals of open quantum systems, quantum thermodynamics and many-body spin physics to applications in nanoscale magnetic sensing - using the experimental platform on atomic defects in the solid-state.
For further details take a look at the "Racah Researchers Booklet."
Application process: To apply for our Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates, the following documents should be uploaded here:
- Curriculum vitae
- One-page statement of interests
- Academic transcript (applicants must demonstrate familiarity with core undergraduate subjects)
- One academic letter of recommendation, submitted directly by the recommenders to Gili Attal, email@example.com (please include applicant’s name in the subject line)
Application deadline: February 15th, 2022.
*Applications may be considered after this date, but we recommend applying by the deadline.
*Due to Covid-19 and the continuously shifting entry regulations to Israel, students are required to obtain valid entry visas and meet all government regulations at the time of their arrival.