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Haverford College
Departments of Physics and Astronomy
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Summer student research opportunities at Haverford College Physics & Astronomy

The following faculty have summer research positions available. The description of the summer projects are given below; and further information may be found in some cases on the Department Faculty Page. These positions are primarily intended for Haverford College and Bryn Mawr College students.

How to apply for summer research positions at Haverford:


  1. Discuss the positions with the individual faculty members in person or via email.  Be sure to attend any information sessions. 
  2. Then send an email to, with the subject "HC Physics Summer Research", with a ranked list of the faculty with whom you are interested in working. Your list should only include professors that you've actually talked with about summer research.  You should either include a ranked list of your preferences, or state explicitly that you are essentially equally interested in working with all the professors you list.  If you wish, you may indicate a preference for theory or experiment.

    Your preferences must be received by 5 pm on the Friday before Spring Break.

    We will start making offers on a rolling basis after break, likely starting the third week of March, but possibly earlier. You should wait until contacted by us unless you have to make a decision about an off-campus offer immediately. Since some students will be deciding between off- and on-campus offers we will continue to make offers on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Suzanne Amador Kane

Physics of Animal Behavior (experimental and computational studies of pursuit-evasion, predation and flocking)
Research group homepage

Peter Love

Computational and theoretical research in quantum computing and fluid dynamics
Research group homepage

Desika Narayanan

Research in computational astrophysics. Communicate directly with Desika about research opportunities in his group.
Research group homepage

Kerstin Perez

Research in experimental astro/particle physics. Not accepting research students until Spring 2015.

Walter Smith Experimental research in nanoelectronics
Research group homepage
Beth Willman

Research in astronomy. Communicate directly with Beth Willman about research opportunities in her group.
Research group homepage