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MSU Physics Department Solar Physics/Astronomy & Space Physics REU

Primary Institution: Montana State University
Affiliation: Department of Physics
City: Bozeman
State: MT
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Minimum GPA: 3.5
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Other Engineering
Solar & Space Physics
Description: Solar Physics/Astronomy & Space Physics Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Most of the research projects involve analysis of data from space missions such as Yohkoh, SOHO, TRACE, Hinode and RHESSI and ground-based observatories such as Mees Solar Observatory of the University of Hawaii and the National Solar Observatory. Experience has shown that data analysis projects are suitable for most undergraduates at the sophomore or junior level.  Additionally, each year there are a few opportunities for REU research in the solar-stellar connection (dynamo theory, data analysis), magneto-hydrodynamics, plasma physics and space hardware development.
Stipend: $4,200
Benefits: Housing
Meal Plan
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/20/2007
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Prof. Richard Canfield
Department of Physics
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3840
Phone: 406-994-5581
Fax: 406-994-4452
Secondary Contact: Prof. Petrus Martens
Department of Physics
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT 59717-3840
Phone: 406-994-7049
Fax: 406-994-4452
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