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Amgen Scholars: Announcements of Opportunity

Below are Announcements of Opportunity posted by Caltech faculty for the Amgen Scholars program.

Announcements of Opportunity are posted as they are received. Please check back regularly for new AO submissions! Remember: This is just one way that you can go about identifying a suitable project and/or mentor. For additional tips on identifying a mentor click here.

Please remember:

  • Students pursuing Amgen must be U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, or students with DACA status.
  • Students pursuing Amgen must complete the 10-week program from June 21 - August 25, 2023. Students must commit to these dates. No exceptions will be made.
  • Accepted students must live in provided Caltech housing.

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Project:  Observational Cosomology
Disciplines:  Physics, Astrophysics, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Mentor:  William Jones, Professor of Physics, (PMA), wcjones@princeton.edu, Phone: away from phone service until February
Mentor URL:  https://scholar.princeton.edu/jonesresearch  (opens in new window)
AO Contact:  Janelle Jupiter, jjupiter@princeton.edu
Background:  NOTE: This project is being offered by a Caltech alum and is open only to Caltech students. The project will be conducted at Princeton University in Princeton, New Jersey.

Our group designs, builds experiments that make cosmological observations in order to better understand a range of topics in fundamental physics.

Description:  We have three primary projects underway. Spider is a cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment that has data to analyze. Taurus is a CMB experiment that is at an early stage of development. SuperBIT is a wide field imaging telescope for measuring gravitational lensing.
References:  https://scholar.princeton.edu/jonesresearch
Student Requirements:  helpful, not required: python/C, cryogenic experience, CAD design/analysis.
Programs:  This AO can be done under the following programs:

  Program    Available To
       SURF    Caltech students only 

Click on a program name for program info and application requirements.

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