INT Undergraduate Research Network program

 

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The Institute for Nuclear Theory (INT) at the University of Washington (UW) is offering opportunities for undergraduate research in nuclear physics starting in the spring quarter of 2024. This INT Undergraduate Research Network (INTURN) program will host undergraduate students interested in pursuing research in nuclear theory and taking steps toward a career in physics. Program activities will be centered around individual student projects and supported with mentorship from the INT postdocs, research assistant professors, graduate students, and faculty.

The INT is a U.S. Center of Excellence for theoretical nuclear physics research. Within the program, the students will be able to participate in a wide range of topics on the cutting edge of fundamental nuclear science, including (but not limited to) phases and properties of matter at extreme density and temperature, neutron stars, cosmic explosions and compact object mergers, nucleosynthesis, neutrino physics, dense nuclear matter, and the structure of hadrons and nuclei. For a full list of available projects, see “Available Projects” below.

We strongly encourage all interested UW students to apply. Prior experience in the area, either through coursework or previous research, is not expected. We look forward to receiving applications from undergraduates with diverse experience levels and backgrounds.

 

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DEADLINE: FEB 20

 

 

 

 

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Research projects will involve theoretical and computational work. Through project activities, the participants will gain valuable skills for a successful career in STEM fields, such as model development, code development, and data analysis. They will also have numerous occasions to hone their scientific communication skills and network with senior researchers in nuclear physics and closely related areas. In addition, students interested in nuclear astrophysics, neutrinos, and fundamental interactions will be able to interact with members of the Network for Neutrinos and Nuclear Astrophysics (N3AS). 

Participants in the program will be eligible for course credits or stipends. The program's initial phase will last one academic quarter, and interested students will be offered the possibility to continue over the summer and the next academic year. Program activities will require a commitment of about 8-10 hrs/week during the academic year and 20-40 hrs/week during the summer. 

To be eligible for the program, candidates must: 1) be currently enrolled as a full-time undergraduate STEM major at the time of application and for the duration of the program, 2) be in good standing overall, 3) be 18 years of age at time of application.

For questions, contact yyama122@uw.edu or amsorens@uw.edu.


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Ongoing Projects


INTURN 23-1

Project: Neutrino Processes in Dense Matter with Strong Magnetic Fields

Mentors: Mia Kumamoto and Sanjay Reddy

Student: Catherine Welch

 

Available Projects


INTURN 24-1

Project: Finding the most compact configuration of neutron stars

Mentors: Yuki Fujimoto and Sanjay Reddy


INTURN 24-2

Project: Elucidating the Nature of Neutrinos Using Collider Probes

Mentors: Sebastián Urrutia Quiroga and Vincenzo Cirigliano


INTURN 24-3

Project: Thermal Evolution of Dark Matter-Admixed Neutron Stars

Mentors: Peter Rau and Mia Kumamoto


INTURN 24-4

Project: Bayesian Uncertainty Quantification via Machine Learning

Mentor: Yukari Yamauchi


INTURN 24-5

Project: Towards a Global Search for Gluon Saturation in Collider Experiments

Mentors: Farid Salazar and Yukari Yamauchi


INTURN 24-6

Project: Extreme Equations of State in Binary Neutron Star Mergers

Mentors: John Stroud and Sanjay Reddy


INTURN 24-7

Project: Neutrino Flavor Evolution in Medium

Mentors: Vincenzo Cirigliano and Yukari Yamauchi


INTURN 24-8

Project: Global Analysis of New Physics Interactions

Mentors: Wouter Dekens and Vincenzo Cirigliano


INTURN 24-9

Project: Lepton Number Violation and the Baryon Asymmetry of the Universe

Mentors: Sebastián Urrutia Quiroga and Vincenzo Cirigliano