For students interested in doing research with Andreas Albrecht:

UCD Undergraduates:

Contact me for a meeting to see if I have a suitable topic (upper division physics majors only please). Also, if demand is sufficient, we occasionally organize a weekly informal meeting where undergraduates (of all levels and majors) can learn more about the research (and undergraduate research opportunities) in the UCD cosmology group. Contact me to learn more. You are also most welcome to attend my research group meetings, although these are usually run at a technical level more suitable for grad students. To learn about my research meetings check here.

Undergraduates should also see the physics department web pages to learn about other research opportunities. And I encourage you to discuss undergraduate research with other faculty as well. Each faculty member approaches undergraduate research supervision differently.

UCD Graduate students:

I decide whether to take on graduate students for PhD research after an informal trail period of one or two quarters. If you are interested please contact me to discuss the possibility and logistics of getting started. Often a good starting point is a meeting where I just review my current research interests so you can see if some of them seem to be a good match to your interests. I encourage you to attend my research group meetings, the cosmology seminars and the Joint Theory Seminars. To learn about my research meetings check here. It might also be possible for me to supervise readings in cosmology for beginning grad students who are not yet at an appropriate stage to start the trial period for research.

I sometimes get requests from students applying to the UCD PhD program asking "are you taking students?" All of my PhD students go through a trial period at a suitable stage of their graduate studies, after entering our program (as I discuss above). I am unable make any commitments before then. It is possible that at some times I will not take on new students because I already have enough students, but so far that has only rarely been a problem (and in any case it is not something you can predict much in advance). Often I take on more students than I have funding to support full time, and they make up the difference by taking TA jobs.

Prospective students who wish to learn more about my research program should start with this page and also subscribe to the cosmology group meeting mailing list here, as well as the QMAP mailing list here. (I might broadcast an announcement to only one list, or to both, depending on the relevance to the different groups.)

Information about how to apply to our graduate program can be found here.

"Summer Internships"

Occasionally I get inquiries from students seeking "summer internships". I only supervise research through the regular programs of the UCD physics department. The closest thing we have to a "summer internship" is the undergraduate research opportunities through the National Science Foundation Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) program (see the REU web site here)

Considering UCD for your undergraduate physics/astronomy studies?

Visit the pages of the Physics department and UC Davis to learn more.