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Summer Students


The US Department of Energy (DoE) and the National Institute for Nuclear Physics - Italy (INFN) announce the 2016 edition of the Summer Exchange Program, dedicated to the exchange of US and Italian students in science and engineering. Students are offered the possibility to work on projects which will further their experience in the areas of science and technology that are relevant for their academic training. Padova was one of the three initial research centers that formed INFN when the latter was founded in 1951 and itis now one of the largest among the Italian INFN sites. Research activities in Padova are pursued in all major INFN areas of interest: Particle Physics, Astroparticle Physics, Nuclear Physics, Theoretical Physics and Detector Physics. Several groups are participating in experimental programs in collaboration with US institutions. Candidates must be enrolled as students at a US University and they must have begun, at the time of application, at least the third year of a US University curriculum in physics, engineering or computing science. They can join a team in Padova for approximately 2 months between June 1st and October 31st, 2016. Opportunities include participation in physics analysis activities of running experiments as well as involvement in detector developments.