Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos National Laboratory

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Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop

Sponsored by the Los Alamos National Laboratory Advanced Scientific Computing (ASC) Program

  • Workshop participants working

    Lectures, Teamwork, and Mentoring

    Integrated to help you learn, enhance your career, and build connections for the future

  • computational physics simulations

    Work with Laboratory scientists on cutting edge research and deliver a final report and presentation

  • Workshop social functions

    Social events, tours, and weekend trips enhance the team building experience

  • Fellowship information

    Generous fellowships are awarded to support your educational and research efforts

Workshop Leads  

2021 Computational Physics Summer Workshop

The Computational Physics Student Summer Workshop is a ten week intensive workshop that combines hands-on, cutting edge research with lectures and activities that expose students to the breadth of computational science happening at Los Alamos.

Application information for the 2021 workshop will be posted soon.



The workshop seeks to bring to the Laboratory a diverse group of exceptional undergraduate and graduate students for informative, enriching lectures and to work with its staff on interesting, relevant projects that may culminate in journal publications or conference presentations. Students are organized into groups of 2 working under the guidance of one or more mentors. Each participant is awarded a fellowship that typically ranges from $8,000 to $13,000, based on academic rank.

Requirements and How To Apply

The Workshop is open to US Citizens only, who have completed at least one year of college or university.

Applications must be submitted online.  As part of the application process, you will need to provide a cover letter and resume (your school may have a career office that can help with these), and transcripts (unofficial transcripts are fine), as well as the name and contact information for one person who will submit a letter of recommendation on your behalf.  If you are accepted, you will be required to submit official transcripts.

As part of the application, you need to select your top three choices for your research project this summer. A description of the topics will be posted once applications are open.

Notifications will be made in early to mid-February.

Fellowship Stipend

Participants will receive a fellowship stipend, the amount to be determined based on your current academic rank.  The stipend will be paid in three installments over the course of the summer.  You will be responsible to cover your own travel, food, and housing.  Housing is in short supply in Los Alamos during the summer, but we will do our best to provide resources to find housing.