A Postcard From: Emmeline Douglas-Mann ’18

Name: Emmeline Douglas-Mann
Class Year: 2018
Major: Physics
Hometown: Petrockstowe, Devon, U.K.
Internship Placement: Center for Laser Experimental Astrophysical Research, University of Michigan
Job Title: Research Assistant
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

What’s happening at your internship?

I’m a research assistant at the Center for Laser Experimental Astrophysical Research (CLEAR) at the University of Michigan. CLEAR models and creates hot dense plasmas to study astrophysical processes in the laboratory. I’m building simulations to study hydrodynamic instabilities and analyzing the results.

Why did you apply for this internship?

I’m very interested in plasma physics and I hope to do further study in this area once I graduate. This internship was a great opportunity to learn more about the field, to develop skills in simulations, and experience the research environment at a large university.

What has been your favorite part of this internship?

Working in a big research group and meeting lots of new people.

What has been the biggest challenge you have faced at your internship?

Employment paperwork.