The Department of Physics at Montana State University will offer eight undergraduate research positions for ten weeks from June through August of 2023. These positions are funded through the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) Program.

Projects will focus on Quantum Physics, Quantum Materials, Condensed Matter, and Optical Physics. Examples include: levitated quantum optomechanics; nano-optics of quantum materials; studies of phase transitions in superconductors, magnetic materials, and H2O ice; experiments on magnetic films and nanostructures; biofilm, corrosion research using imaging and chemical analysis techniques; applied optics and optical storage; quantum computing; and theory of superfluids.

Montana State University - Bozeman
A land-grant university with an enrollment of 16,800 students, is ranked in the top category of research universities by the Carnegie Foundation.  Bozeman is a town of 50,000 inhabitants in the Gallatin Valley, at the base of the Bridger Mountain Range, 80 miles north of Yellowstone National Park.  Outdoor opportunities in the area include backpacking, biking, camping, golf, mountain climbing, exploring, hiking, fly fishing, river floating, and whitewater rafting.  Summers in Bozeman offer theatre, an opera, music venues, art festivals, museums, cafes, and dining.  For more information on Bozeman and the surrounding area, go to

Program Dates: 10 weeks (May 29 - August 4, 2023).  Applications due February 21, 2023.

Financial Support - Stipends are $6250 for the ten-week program.  Round-trip airfare to Bozeman (from within the USA), on-campus housing accommodation, and a food allowance will be provided.

Eligibility - Participants must be full-time undergraduates majoring in physics or a related discipline, typically finishing their sophomore, junior, or senior years.  Participants must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.  Applications from under-represented groups are particularly welcome.

Application Materials
Student Application Information Page
Faculty Recommendation Information Page


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For More Information Contact:

Prof. Brian D'Urso

Prof. John Neumeier

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