Dear Colleague(s):
With National Science Foundation support for over three decades, the Physics Department and the Materials Research Center (MRSEC) at the University of Chicago have conducted a highly successful Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program.  Projects are distributed among the areas of astrophysics, atomic physics, biophysics, condensed matter physics, high-energy physics, materials science, mathematical physics, nanoscience, polymers, space physics, spectroscopy of materials, and other topics.  This research experience is complemented by a lecture series, field trips to Fermi and Argonne National Laboratories, and special social events.  We expect to accept around 20-24 summer research interns.  
The application deadline is February 15, 2023.
We have enclosed the 2023 REU poster and an announcement about a particular science/art/theater component associated with these REUs.  Although the Physics MRSEC Summer REU programs are funded separately, the program activities and administration have been combined.  Collectively, we expect to be able to accept 20-24 students for the 2023 summer programs.  We request that you display the REU poster in an area of maximum exposure for interested students. 
We also greatly appreciate any efforts you can make to encourage your qualified undergraduate students who might benefit from such programs to apply.  We are very confident and enthusiastic about the prospects of providing very positive experiences for the participating students and faculty. 
Thank you very much for your assistance in distributing this information.  Please email us at with questions and/or mailing address corrections for future REU mailings.
Tracy Walker
on Behalf of the Physics/MRSECs REU Program
The University of Chicago
Department of Physics
& MRSEC REU Programs


STAGE (Science/Art/Theater)