Research Experience Undergraduates (REU) at the Racah Institute

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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.

Potential PIs:

  • 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, gili.attal@mail.huji.ac.il (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.

Further information: For administrative queries please feel free to contact Gili Attal, for academic inquiries please contact the Program Coordinator, Michael Smolkin

*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.