§ 2013 UCAT Summer Student Program (USSP 2013) §

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The Atacama Large Millimeter/Submillimeter Array (ALMA - http://alma.asiaa.sinica.edu.tw) is the largest ground based astronomical project ever carried out. Led by a worldwide consortium, this new generation telescope will entitle us to unveil the origin of our Universe as well as the origin of Life.

The University Consortium of ALMA–Taiwan (UCAT - is embarking to this unprecedented project and is inviting students to apply to the UCAT Summer Student program, where they will have the opportunity to lead unique groundbreaking research under the guidance of astronomers and prepare for the start of this experiment. Opportunity is open to about 10 students with preference given to the junior level or higher, and who are majoring in any scientific topic (physics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, and of course astronomy).

Students will attend a series of lecture designed for them in the Summer School, to introduce them to ALMA, Radio-astronomy, and the different possible subjects of research. Also, all students are required to give an oral report of their research projects at the conclusion of the program, and to provide a written report suitable for the WEB.

The successful candidates will work at UCAT member universities from 2013 July 01 (Mon) to August 30 (Fri). The salary will be NT$20,000 per month. A brief description of the research projects offered can be found on the website (

To apply, please fill out and send the registration form ( to Ms. YL Chuang (ylchuang@std.ntnu.edu.tw) before April 22 (Mon). The applicants have to indicate on their application the project or projects of their greatest interest and provide for recommendation letters (up to two, at your option). Results of admission will be announced on May 01 (Wed).

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