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Constellation Undergraduate Summer Program (CUSP)

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Undergraduates - Junior

An REU program that provides undergraduate research opportunities to work in High Energy Density Physics (HEDP). Research projects are related to the experimental, theoretical and computational study of material properties and energy transport of matter under extreme conditions of temperature and pressure. This research provides a unique blend of Fusion Energy Sciences, Computational & Experimental Plasma Physics, Nuclear Physics, Planetary Science and Astrophysics and employs some of the nation?s fastest supercomputers and cutting-edge facilities related to understanding matter under extreme conditions. Participants received a competitive $4,000 stipend.

Application Deadline: 4/15/2019
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Program Dates: 6/30/2019 - 8/24/2019

Participating Institution(s):
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University of California, San Diego (Lead)
Florida A&M University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of Chicago
University of California, Santa Cruz

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Applied Mathematics
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Computational Sciences
Materials Science & Engineering
Optics & Photonics

Applied & Theoretical Electromagnetics
Applied Physics
Fusion Energy Science
Nuclear Physics
Synchrotron Radiation

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)
U.S. Dept. of Energy (DOE)

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