ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersions

Learn a new advanced laboratory experiment well enough to teach it - with confidence!

ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersion experiences provide participants with two to three days of intensive hands-on work with a single advanced laboratory experiment. Enrollment is limited to two to three participants per experiment to ensure a confidence-building experience. The offerings for spring and summer 2016 are shown below.

Equipment grants are available to Immersion participants.

The Jonathan F. Reichert Foundation has established a grant program to help purchase apparatus used in Laboratory Immersions. Limitations and exlusions apply, but generally speaking the foundation may support up to 40% of the cost of the required equipment.

June 6–8, 2017, at Harvey Mudd College
Claremont, CA

Mentors: Theresa Lynn and Richard Haskell

June 12–16, 2017, at the University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI

Do five experiments in five days. Due to the simpler nature of these modern physics experiments, compared to the usual advanced lab experiment, participants enroll for all five and work through one experiment each day.

Carl Akerlof and Ramón Torres-Isea are your mentors.

June 13–15, 2017, at Colgate University
Hamilton, NY

Enrique ‘Kiko’ Galvez, a leader in this field, mentors this session.

June 19–21, 2017, at Loyola University Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Mary Lowe and Steve Wonnell are mentoring these immersions.

June 21–23, 2017, at Bethel University
St. Paul, MN

Chad Hoyt and and Nathan Lindquist are mentors for these experiments.

June 21–23, 2017, at the California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA

Eric Black and Kenneth Libbrecht will mentor you on these new versions of timeless topics.

June 29–July 1, 2017, at the University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Spectroscopy from the Familiar to the Novel:

David Pengra is mentoring these Immersions.

July 9–12, 2017, at Buffalo State College
Buffalo, NY

Ram Rai, Jonathan Reichert, George Herold, Carl Grossman, David Van Baak, and Michael DeMarco will mentor you on these experiments, almost all of which are available commercially.

July 14–16, 2017, at the University of Chicago
Chicago, IL

Van Bistrow, Mark Chantell, and David McCowan mentor these experiments.

July 17–19, 2017, at California State University-Chico
Chico, CA

Mentor: Eric Ayars

July 18–20, 2017, at the Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
Princeton, NJ

Arturo Dominguez, Andrew Zwicker, and Jeremiah Williams present low-budget high quality experimental plasma physics experiments.

July 27–29, 2017, at Indiana University—Purdue University Fort Wayne
Fort Wayne, IN

Herbert Jaeger, Maarij Syed, Mark Masters, and Jacob Millspaw will mentor you on these subjects.

Registration will cost $350.00 per experiment and includes lunch and one evening meal. Travel and Housing costs are the responsibility of the participants.

Links to ALPhA's Previous Laboratory Immersions Programs:

Questions about ALPhA’s Laboratory Immersions Programs should be addressed to Lowell McCann by email at