Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
Summer 2017 Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)
We will begin to review applications and offer fellowships by February 5. To have the best opportunity to participate in the program, we strongly encourage you to have your application complete by that time. However, we will review all applications sent until positions are full, and will always consider new applications from strong candidates or those from under-represented groups in physics.
Research at OU
The University of Oklahoma is a comprehensive research University with over 22,000 undergraduate and graduate students. We are located in Norman: a town of about 90,000 people which is 25 miles from Oklahoma City. The Department of Physics and Astronomy has a full-time faculty of 32, approximately 60 graduate students, and a long history of educating scientists and engineers (the latter through our Engineering Physics program) at the B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. levels. Current research in our department is focused in four areas:
- Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
- Solid State/Condensed Matter Physics
- High Energy Particle Physics
Each research group contains at least seven faculty, both experimentalists and theorists. All of our research programs are externally funded, with state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities. These include Laser Cooling and Atom Trapping Labs, Molecular Spectroscopy and Precision Measurement Labs, a Molecular Beam Epitaxy Lab, a High Magnetic Field Lab, a Scanning Tunneling Microscopy Lab, Particle Detector Development Labs and a comprehensive Computer Network. Our own undergraduates actively participate in this research, and have served as co-authors on many papers in major refereed journals.