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CAP (Computational Astronomy & Physics) REU Program

Primary Institution: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
State: NC
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Sophomore Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Legal Resident
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Computational science
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Medical Physics
Nuclear Physics
Interdisciplinary Physics: Biological Physics; Quantum Information; Etc.
Description: The CAP (Computational Astronomy & Physics) REU Program at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill invites applications for summer 2013.  We offer a full-time summer research experience including joint computing seminars and social activities, plus an individual project working in a UNC research group. Weekly computational methods seminars cover topics such as mathematical modeling, Fourier methods/wavelets, visualization, Monte Carlo simulation, high-performance parallel programming, real-time instrument control, python scripting, and analysis with Mathematica. Individual student research projects span a wide range of astronomy and physics subfields, with opportunities from beginner to advanced levels in computing.  The program dates are May 27-August 3, 2013.  Applications are due by February 1, 2013.  For more information visit or email
Stipend: $5000
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
some meals included
Application Deadline: 02/01/2013
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Sheila Kannappan
290 Phillips Hall
UNC- CH Dept. of Physics & Astronomy, CB3255
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: 1-919-962-3486