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The Center for Bright Beams, A National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center

For Students

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WHY CHOOSE CBB?

Bright x-ray and electron beams power today’s scientific research industry. With more than 20 faculty across multiple institutions and disciplines, CBB provides a stimulating academic environment that fosters collaboration. One in three Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry are awarded to research that utilizes intense X-ray or particle beams. JOIN CBB TO MAKE BETTER BEAMS.

Grace Mattingly performing a test on a vacuum chamber with a Mott Polarimeter, used to measure polarization of GaAs photocathodes.

Contribute to cutting edge research at world leading institutions.

Experience interdisciplinary research, working side-by-side with material scientists, chemists, condensed matter physicists and accelerator scientists.

Learn alongside individuals from a wide range of nationalities, cultures and educational backgrounds. CBB continuously works toward the inclusion of under represented minorities women, and first-generation students.

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Undergraduates Participate in CBB Research from Across the U.S.

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@ Cornell University

At Cornell you'll be in close proximity to NYC and Niagara falls as well as Ithaca's unique landscape of waterfalls and gorges.
Cornell Application

@ BYU

The BYU program organizes weekly activities to many of Utah's outdoor attractions, such as Arches National Park and hiking the mountainous terrain.
BYU Application

@ UChicago

In the heart of Chicago students can take advantage of all the activities, arts, ethnic & cultural diversity, food, music, and sports that can be found in a large city.
UChicago Application

@ NIU

The NIU campus in DeKalb is an eclectic mix of architecture and beautiful natural spaces located 90 mins west of Chicago and within 1-hour from Fermilab and Argonne National Laboratory.
NIU Application