i, any help would be apreciated
google them? try REU 2008
I then get large numbers of matches, without a way to really sort through it. is there any website that has a listing of REU's?
So add more keywords, like "physics."
They're pretty much all listed by whoever is running it. You may find some listings on departmental sites et cetera, but there's no Central REU Authority or something.
From https://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?p=476290#post476290 ,
Hmm that site's helpful as a guideline, unfortunately it seems incomplete and out of date (2004?)
I would think that the best strategy would be to go to the websites of departments that you like and see if they have REUs, a lot do. Then you can e-mail the profs you like about it. I think almost all departments can technically take on REU students since they get National Science Foundation funding.
Although that date and possibly some information in URL above (or URLs linked from it) may seem out of date,
the current NSF page http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5517&from=fund still links to it.
Separate names with a comma.