LSR interns for summer 2021 – the largest intake yet

June 11, 2021
LSR interns for summer 2021 – the largest intake yet

The first 8 of our record number of 15 interns arrived at the LSR in the first week of June 2021 to start their 2-3 month long research projects under the expert supervision of LSR members.

The interns are a mix of Summer Research Fellows, Laidlaw Scholars and other undergraduate students from HKU; high school students from various top HK schools and overseas students from the University of Chicago. We had to limit University of Chicago numbers to 3 this year (from 6 put forward) as all are being supervised remotely due to the pandemic.

The LSR internship program has grown organically and rapidly since inception in 2016 with our first two interns to reach capacity today at 15. We currently do not advertise this program with applications all generated via word of mouth and reputation. We do not cater just to physics majors but have also accepted students from computing and engineering as befits the interdisciplinary nature of the LSR.

Student projects cover work on computer simulations and aerospace design (for CubeSats and mars rover drills), late stage stellar evolution and high-energy physics.

Although all current interns will be based at the LSR in Cyberport I encourage all LSR faculty and postdocs to offer to host LSR interns next year on main campus too as we have reached saturation point at the LSR itself.

If you are interested please let us know. We will send out a call for supervisors and projects in March/April next year.