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Summer studies

The particle physics division at Lund University participate in some programs for undergraduate students during the summer.

The two major programs are offered by CERN and DESY laboratories and are carried out at the places of the accelerators in Switzerland and Germany. The students in these programs follow lectures in particle physics and do a project under the supervision of a scientist or engineer at CERN. The division also participates in Google summer of Code, which often offers coding projects with particle physics content.

For all summer student programs it should be noted that the application process can be somewhat time consuming, and often involves the student either developing a project together with a senior scientist, or at least get letters of recommendation. If you are interested in summer studentships, you are therefore advised to prerare well in advance of deadlines, which are given at the pages below. Note, for example, that for letters of recommendation, you should allow time for the letter to be written.

CERN Summer Student Program

The CERN summer student programs offers unique opportunities for undergraduate students in physics, computing and engineering to join in the day-to-day work in research teams participating in experiments at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. Deadline for application is typically in January, and students need a recommendation from a senior scientist they know well.

DESY summer student programs

Each summer DESY offers undergraduate students in physics and related science disciplines the possibility to participate in the research activities of the laboratory. These activities and programs are held in the place of DESY corporation in Hamburg, Germany. Deadline for application is typically in January, and students need letters of reference from a senior scientist.

The Google summer of Code program

Each summer, Google offers a program where students can contribute to Open Source code projects. Google provides a stipend for selected students. The HEP software foundation offers projects around high energy physics and related areas. Students are encouraged to develop their applications together with potential supervisors.