Working on PUFFIN

PUFFIN is a university scale pulsed-power facility, which provides hands-on training for the next generation of experts in high-energy-density science. We work with intense currents, high voltages, strong magnetic fields, high-powered lasers, and custom built optical setups to create and measure exotic states of matter which do not occur naturally on Earth.

We welcome undergraduate students at MIT through the UROP scheme, and undergraduates from outside MIT through the MIT Summer Research Program. This program is aimed at providing opportunities for research to undergraduates from under-represented groups.

Graduate admissions at MIT are handled at the departmental level, and students can join the PUFFIN group from a number of different departments. Prof. Hare is a member of the Nuclear Science and Engineering Department, and can review applications made to this department. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups in plasma physics, including first generation students, women, members of the LGBT+ community, and members of ethnic minorities.

Please contact Prof. Hare via email if you have any questions about research opportunities at the undergraduate or graduate level.