If you are an enthusiastic undergraduate student majoring in physics, engineering or some closely related field and you have an interest in pursuing a graduate-level degree in experimental plasma physics, the University of Wisconsin-Madison has much to offer. In addition to the plasma research in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, there are major programs in the Department of Physics and in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics. Students can do their research in connection with any of the programs on campus.
We recommend that students who want to do thesis research on the HSX device apply for admission to the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. You may also wish to apply for any other fellowships for which you are qualified. Beginning graduate students are usually considered for research assistantships only if you have had significant prior experience in fusion-related plasma physics.
The HSX group also hires other categories of people, including part-time undergraduate student help, engineers and other technical support personnel, computer programmers, and computer hardware technicians. If you are interested in such a position, you should contact Professor David T. Anderson.