Research Live for Undergraduates:Experience research in a major accelerator laboratory

August 1 – September 23, 2011

 During the summer months of 2011 HGS-HIRe and GSI organise a Summer Student Program which is offered to a limited number of students in physics or related natural science disciplines from Europe or GSI/FAIR partner countries.

GSI, the German research center for heavy-ion physics, is one of the world’s leading accelerator laboratories for basic research with accelerated ions. In cooperation with an international research community the existing accelerator complex will be significantly extended by a new Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research (FAIR). The center provides unique research opportunities for investigations in the fields of hadronic and nuclear physics, nuclear astrophysics, atomic, laser, and plasma physics, materials science, and biophysics with applications to cancer therapy, new accelerator developments and radiation safety. Detailed information about the research centre can be found here.The Summer Student Program is organized under the leadership of HGS-HIRe – the Graduate Program of GSI with its partner universities.

 General Information

Scope: Each participant joins one of the GSI research groups and works on a small project during the program. In addition a dedicated lecture series is held introducing the various research fields and applications at GSI. The program is complemented by colloquia by distinguished guest lecturers and an introductory soft skill program. Level: Advanced undergraduate level (3 rd to 5 th year of study)Duration: 8 weeks (August 1 – September 23 2011)Number of Participants: 35Accommodation and Reimbursement: Free accommodation will be provided in a hotel close to GSI. A support towards travel expenses as well as a daily allowance will be coveredQualification: Applicants should have completed the 3rd year of study as well as courses in one of the following three fields: nuclear physics, high energy physics, or atomic physics by the beginning of the program. 


The application period for the 2011 program is November 15, 2010 until February 15, 2011.

Application procedure and required documents

Your personal and education data should be interactively submitted using this application form.

We further require the following documents:
  1. Two confidential reports of two independent professors or lecturers of your university;
  2. a current Academic Transcript, i.e. a report about your recent (last two years) academic examinations usually issued by your faculty;
  3. for students who need a visa for entering Germany: our authorities need a Certificate of Enrollment testified by your faculty.
All application documents have to reach us before Februar 15 2011.
Details on the documents will be send to you after you will have successfully submitted the application form.

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