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History of Physics, SPS Summer Internship
|Primary Institution:||Society of Physics Students|
|Affiliation:||American Institute of Physics|
|Job Duration:||9.5 Weeks, Summer 2010|
|Class Requirement:||soph - senior year
|Discipline(s):||Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Elementary Particles and Fields
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
|Description:||Center for History of Physics
The Center for History of Physics seeks an undergraduate physics major with an interest in the history of physics to contribute to a historical web exhibit like those at www.aip.org/history. The topic of the exhibit is Physics at the Edge of Space, Exploration of the Magnetosphere. The intern will identify materials in the collections of the Niels Bohr Library and Archives at AIP related to the early years of space science--oral histories, autobiographies, photos, etc. The intern will work with the director of the Center for History of Physics and library specialists to weave these materials into a historical narrative and with the NBLA staff to design the web site. The intern will also use this project for outreach to young science students.
The American Institute of Physics' Center for History of Physics works to preserve and make known the historical record of modern physics and allied sciences. Through documentation, archival collections and educational initiatives, the Center ensures that the heritage of modern physics is safeguarded and its story accurately told.
SPS intern positions based in Washington, DC are also available in science research, outreach, writing, and policy. See http://www.spsnational.org/programs/internships/ for details.
Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740