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LIGO Summer Research Internship in Pasadena at California Institute Of Technology


LIGO Summer Research

California Institute Of Technology

Pasadena (United States)

Start Date Duration Stipend Posted On Apply By
Not Provided
2 Months Not provided 18 Jan'18 5 Feb'18
Summer Internship
 


Caltech invites applications from undergraduate students in physics, astronomy and engineering to participate in the development of gravitational-wave astronomy through the LIGO project.
About California Institute Of Technology (http://www.caltech.edu/):
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) is a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, where extraordinary faculty and students seek answers to complex questions, discover new knowledge, lead innovation, and transform our future.
About the Internship:
Selected intern's day-to-day responsibilities include:

1. Working on LIGO research projects may cover many areas of science and engineering related to the detection of gravitational radiation, including: laboratory projects in mechanical, laser, optical, and electronic systems; modeling and analysis of optomechanical systems; software development projects, including searching LIGO data for gravitational wave signals from astrophysical sources; modeling of astrophysical sources of gravitational radiation
2. LIGO Summer Undergraduate Research Fellows will pursue research projects under the mentorship of one or more LIGO Laboratory scientists and/or engineers: faculty, postdocs, graduate students, scientific and engineering staff members, and expert visitors
Who can apply:
Only those candidates can apply who:
  1. are available for full time (in-office) internship
  2. are available for duration of 2 months
  3. have relevant skills and interests
  4. have already graduated or are currently in any year of study
Other requirements:
  1. Be a continuing undergraduate student
  2. Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5/4.0
  3. Complete a full year of undergraduate education at your college or university, including at least one full year course in undergraduate physics
  4. Not be under any disciplinary sanction
Additional Information:
The 2018 LIGO Summer Program will run from June 19 through August 24, 2018. It is also possible to work longer than the standard 10 weeks of the program (for more pay), if this is arranged in advance
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