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NSF Solar Physics REU at SAO

Primary Institution: Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory
City: Cambridge
State: MA
Job Duration: 10 weeks
Class Requirement: Completed Freshman Year
Citizenship Requirement: U.S. Citizen
Position Type: Research
Discipline(s): Astronomy; Astrophysics; Gravitation
Fluid Dynamics and Gases
Plasmas and Beam Physics
Solar Physics
Description: We offer a 10 week research internship on projects relating to Solar and Heliospheric Physics.   Students have a range of projects from analyzing satellite data to performing model calculations. Students study the dynamic Sun from the high-energy particles in the solar wind to the quiet Sun and its relation to dynamo theory.  We understand that Solar Physics is a combination of many sub-disciplines, fluid dynamics, atomic physics,plasma physics, astronomy, etc. so basic physics courses are a pre-requisite but solar specific physics will be taught throughout the summer.

Students will be provided housing and a stipend as well as reimbursement for travel.  Students also have the opportunity to attend a science conference during the school year if their schedule and funding permit.
Stipend: yes
Benefits: Housing
Travel Reimbursement
Application Deadline: 02/01/2010
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Research/Internship Opportunity Contact Information

Primary Contact: Kelly Korreck
60 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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