This is The University of Michigan REU at CERN


Students selected for the program will work with active research groups at CERN, one of the world’s premier international laboratories. The program will begin on 9 June and end on 10 August.

A good idea of the kinds of possible research projects students may be involved in can be gained from viewing student presentations from previous years.

CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, is the site of the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and the birthplace of the World Wide Web.


Students must be registered at an accredited 4 year institution, be in their junior year or senior year and be a concentrator in physics, engineering or computer science.

The program is open to U.S. Citizens and permanent residents. The program will be administered by the University of Michigan Department of Physics, with support from Ford Motor Company and the U.S. National Science Foundation.

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


Further Information

CERN Homepage

NSF Research Experiences for Undergraduates

The ATLAS Experiment

The U-M Physics Department

Research Semester at CERN





1995 CERN Simulated Higgs particle
decaying into 4 muons








2001 CERN Members of the ATLAS collaboration
in Building 40 at CERN