Students are involved with many projects in P-24 division

Student qualifications, special skills

A quantitative background is helpful, but need not be in plasma physics. An interest in the basic plasma physics of the experiments and/or engineering of the various gadgets we design and use is essential. These are hands on experimental projects. You furnish the enthusiasm and we will teach you the skills. No clearance is necessary.

The student experience

Our students typically enjoy hands on experimental projects that have a substantial physics motivation, with the hope of publishing the results. Projects can also focus on the physics and engineering of mechanical, computer, analog and digital electronics, pulsed power, vacuum systems, plasma guns, lasers and diagnostic systems. The summer student population typically numbers over 1200 with 6-10 in P-24 group, and many hundreds stay longer. We also encourage work-study semesters or longer time scale participation at LANL, since  technical and safety training consume some time at the beginning of each studentís career at the laboratory. No classified work or clearance involved. A willingness to work hard and have fun in a strikingly picturesque mountainous community with access to the cosmopolitan city of Santa Fe is essential. For funny pictures of summer students 2002 click here.

The LANL Critical Skills Summer School Seminars for students

A series of seminars is given in summer covering a broad range of subjects, ranging from plasma physics to oceanography. For a list of 2002 seminars and downloadable version of slides click here.


Tom Intrator: Tel. 505 665 2927, Email:

Ivo Furno: Tel. 505 6652703, Email:

Los Alamos National
Operated by the University of California for the NNSA,
Department of Energy.   Copyright © 2001 UC | Disclaimer/Privacy.

NOTICE: Information from this server resides on a computer system funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. Anyone using this system consents to monitoring of this use by system or security personnel. For complete conditions of use see Disclaimer/Privacy.