As an undergraduate research intern, you participate in new experiments aimed to study how energy is transferred between different scales in a turbulent magnetized plasma. Within the laboratory, we create highly ionized gas that is heated to nearly 100 million degrees. Using strong magnetic force fields, this fourth state of matter is confined and studied. Because plasma exist in space and in the stars, students learn about the fourth state of matter and develop laboratory skills including electronics, computational data analysis, vacuum science, and plasma science.
Lab: Columbia Plasma Physics Laboratory, Room 102 S.W. Mudd and Engineering Terrace
Direct Supervisor: Michael Mauel
Position Dates: 6/1/2017 - 8/31/2017
Hours per Week: 35
Paid Position: Yes
Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior; SEAS only