Summer is usually the time when student interns flock to PPPL to learn about fusion and plasma physics at a national laboratory. But because of the coronavirus pandemic, this year’s students participated virtually from their homes around the country.
High school summer students at Brookhaven Lab conduct computational studies, explore inhibitor drugs to disrupt COVID viral proteins that help infectious particles escape from cells.
AIP will be continuing its Society of Physics Students Summer Internship program for 2020 in a virtual setting, having restructured it to accommodate the current state of the world but still provide a comprehensive and complete experience for this year’s interns. Sixteen undergraduates were selected and have accepted positions in the summer program, and they will be placed with organizations that will utilize their knowledge, experience and energy to advance meaningful assignments relevant to the organizations and the advancement of physics and astronomy more generally.