Investigating Nonlinear Wave Coupling

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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

Credit: Yes

Qualifications: N/A

Eligibility: Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior; SEAS only

Prof. Mike Mauel, mem4@columbia.edu, Room 213 S. W. Mudd