Physics and Astronomy REU

KU Physics and Astronomy observing station
Are you interested in physics or astronomy research? Curious to see what Kansas looks like? Join us this summer in beautiful Lawrence, KS for an REU program covering physics from the smallest scales to the largest!
You don’t need any previous research, just an adventurous attitude and scientific curiosity.
Undergraduate student doing research

Available research projects

Available research projects span a wide range of physics and astronomy topics, from ultrafast laser spectroscopy to detecting neutrinos, from active galactic nuclei to computational materials physics. A list of available topics can be found on the research tab.

What we offer

  • An unique 10-week research experience (May 28 - August 2, 2024)
  • A $5,500 stipend
  • Housing and meals provided
  • One week computational bootcamp (python, git, LaTeX)
  • Professional development activities
  • Social activities
  • Opportunity to present obtained results at a national conference (APS, AAS)


Applications for 2014 are closed