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We are looking for an undergraduate research assistant to aid in establishing a computational physics resources and infrastructure for Undergraduates in the Physical Sciences.

The Physics Department in conjunction with the Physical Sciences Collegiate Division would like to launch an open source library of computational physics problems coupled with easy-to-use online tutorials that will serve as both a resource for students for independent study, as well as for instructors to incorporate well-vetted computational physics methods into Core College courses. A set of computational physics workstations will be installed in the Physics Department's Kersten Physics Teaching Center (KPTC) where the Core undergraduate courses are taught. Students will be able to use these facilities in order to develop their computational physics acumen and experience.

Specifically, the appointed undergraduate assistant would work with te Faculty Directors of the program to design and implement example exercises in various programming languages for computational physics examples, focusing on python (incl. Jupyter notebooks), C++, and Mathematica. In addition, since these workstations are accessible to all undergraduate physics majors and will be configured specifically for supporting a variety of computational physics problem solving, regular maintenance and updates of the workstations will be necessary, It is expected that the assistant will aid in these efforts.

The ideal candidate will have experience in computer programming and physics and will have taken at least some of the advanced physics courses that should be reflected in the example programs written (e.g. Electricity and Magnetism I/II, Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics).

We welcome applications from all students, and would like to particularly encourage students from underrepresented minority groups and women.