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Physics Summer Undergraduate Research 2024

The Physics Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) has weekly faculty research presentations and/or professional development workshops. Except for the first orientation meeting, which will be held on Monday, June 24 at 9:00 AM, all other research presentations and workshops will be held in person and are scheduled to take place Wednesdays at 9:00 AM in Physics and Astrophysics Building, Room 102/103. The weekly Wednesday presentations and workshops, unless otherwise noted, will conclude by 10:30am.  All research participants are required to attend and participate in these presentations and workshops. Questions? Please email the SURP mailing list: physics_surp_admin [at] (physics_surp_admin[at]lists[dot]stanford[dot]edu)


  • Orientation will be on Monday, June 24, 9:00 - 10:30 am in Physics and Astrophysics Building, room 102/103.
  • We will hold mid-summer check-in meetings during week 5. Sign up and Mid Quarter Reflections survey links to be added later in the summer. 
  • Students will give a brief in-person presentation (~6 minutes) about their research at the end of the program. Presentations will be held on the Friday of week 10 of the program. Please do not book any travel until after 6pm on Friday, August 30. 

SCHEDULE FOR SUMMER 2024 - Details such as titles of talks will be added, but event timing is fixed.

All events will be held in person in the Physics and Astrophysics Building, room 102/103 and will begin at 9:00am Wednesday morning unless noted.

Upcoming Other Events

SLAC Tour: Thursday, July 11 at 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM -- Sign up here (closed)! Limited number of spots available.

Stanford Student Observatory Tour: Thursday, July 25 (rain date is Thursday, August 1) -- Sign up here! The tour will be from 8:45pm to 10:45pm.

Wilcox Solar Observatory Tour: Thursday, August 1 -- more information coming soon!

Professional Development Workshops and Faculty Research Presentations

DateFaculty Talk or WorkshopTitle of Faculty Talk or Workshop SLIDES



Orientation: Intro to Summer Research

Orientation Slides

Goals Presentation Slides

Goals Worksheet

07/03W.L. Kimmy WuUnderstanding the beginning of the universe from the bottom of the earth
07/10Leo HollbergPrecision Atomic Physics and Lasers, with Applications to Earth Sensing
07/17Workshop: Physics SubfieldsTBD
07/24Jon Simon

Probing Quantum Matter with Cats

(Mid-quarter Check-ins)

07/31Workshop: Physics Career PathsTBD
08/07Craig LevinTBD
08/14Young LeeTBD
08/21Workshop: How to Give a TalkTBD
08/28Julia GonskiMachine Learning and Microelectronics for 'New' New Physics Searches at the Energy Frontier



Final presentations!Time/Location TBD