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Undergraduate Research in Computational Astrophysics

Primary Institution: North Carolina State University
City: Raleigh
State: NC
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Computational science
Nuclear Physics
Description: URCA is an integrated 10-week summer program designed to introduce students to computational physics through original research projects in the field of high-energy astrophysics. Applications include supernovae and supernova remnants, interacting binary stars and accreting compact objects, gamma-ray bursts, accretion disks, stellar winds and jets, r-process nucleosynthesis, and neutrino astrophysics. The computational tools taught to and applied by the students include hydrodynamic and magnetohydrodynamic simulations, nuclear reaction networks, Monte-Carlo methods, spectral synthesis codes, and various data analysis techniques applied to both simulation and observational data.
Stipend: $5000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 03/01/2013
Job Website: http://astro.physics.ncsu.edu/urca/

Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: John Blondin
2401 Stinson Drive
Dept. of Physics, NCSU
Raleigh, NC 27695
Email: urca-physics@ncsu.edu
Phone: 919-515-2522
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