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What is the study of Astrophysics?
November 12, 2018

What is the study of Astrophysics?

Those who are fascinated by planets, stars and galaxies might consider studying astrophysics. Scientists in this field focus on how these celestial bodies came to be, as well as what to expect of their interactions in the future. Read on to explore the academic and career options available. Astrophysicists study interactions between planets, moons, asteroids…

Harvard Astrophysicist
September 19, 2018

Harvard Astrophysicist

Penning an editorial in the Washington Post on Friday, astronomy lecturer at Harvard and senior astrophysicist in the Harvard-Smithsonian Center Howard A. Smith challenged a common atheist narrative that Earth and its inhabitants are a mere product of numbers game—or, as Stephen Hawking so eloquently put it: “The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized…

Learning Astrophysics
September 16, 2018

Learning Astrophysics

In the Science Mission Directorate (SMD), the Astrophysics division studies the universe. The science goals of the SMD Astrophysics Division are breathtaking: we seek to understand the universe and our place in it. We are starting to investigate the very moment of creation of the universe and are close to learning the full history of stars and galaxies. We are…

Programming Languages Useful for Astrophysics
September 1, 2018

Programming Languages Useful for Astrophysics

Although astrophysics is considered to be a theoretical science, information technologies are widely used in the field as they provide scientists with numerous benefits, including, but not limited to, data acquisition and processing, data reduction and analysis, archiving, prototypes and simulations creation and so on.

Best Astrophysics Undergraduate programs
July 26, 2018

Best Astrophysics Undergraduate programs

A Tradition of Excellence The roots of UCSC s Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics reach back to the 19th-century founding of Lick Observatory, the world’s first permanently occupied mountaintop observatory. Today, UCSC is one of the world s leading centers for both observational and theoretical research in astronomy and astrophysics. Indeed, the department…

Requirements to be an Astrophysics
July 2, 2018

Requirements to be an Astrophysics

Degree Level Some bachelor s programs exist, most professionals have doctorates. Degree Field Astrophysics Experience Summer internships in high school and college will help an applicant with competitive schools and professional positions. Key Skills Math, science, and computer skills are all highly valuable. Salary Median annual salary for astronomers was $105…

Careers for astrophysicists
June 29, 2018

Careers for astrophysicists

The two terms are generally linked when naming scientific journals covering the subject and graduate science departments because most professional astronomers have graduate degrees in physics. As a result we include astronomy jobs and astrophysics jobs in one category and have a separate category for space physics jobs. The discovery that the universe is expanding…

Best Astrophysics programs
June 11, 2018

Best Astrophysics programs

Despite being observational and theoretical scientists (in training), astrophysicists spend a great deal of time at their computers (and not just checking the arXiv or their email)! This guide will serve as a nexus for many of the astronomical software programs that an astrophysicist might encounter in his or her daily work. Feel free to peruse the websites of…

Astrophysics majors
May 27, 2018

Astrophysics majors

The Departments of Physics and Astronomy offer an interdepartmental major in Astrophysics which combines the Physics major with a foundation of course work in Astronomy. The goal of the major is to provide a rigorous and organized program of study for students wishing to pursue graduate study in astronomy or astrophysics and for those who would like a coordinated…

Programs In Astrophysics
April 8, 2018

Programs In Astrophysics

Small- and medium-class, PI-led Astrophysics missions, as well as Astrophysics missions of opportunity, are selected under the Astrophysics Explorers program, and are managed by the Astrophysics Division. Explorers are opportunities for focused scientific investigations, and fill the scientific gaps between the larger missions. For example, the Nuclear Spectroscopic…

Astrophysics information
March 21, 2018

Astrophysics information

PROGRAM GUIDELINES Important Information for Proposers A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 17-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after January 30, 2017. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 17-1 may apply to proposals…

How to study Astrophysics?
March 12, 2018

How to study Astrophysics?

The BSc in Astrophysics is a three-year undergraduate degree that covers the core physical and mathematical concepts with a clear focus on our interpretation of the Universe. This is a three-year full-time degree. The course includes a carefully chosen balance of core modules, along with some optional modules. Modules are typically worth 10 or 20 credits and…

What to do with an Astrophysics degree?
February 4, 2018

What to do with an Astrophysics degree?

Students can enroll in a bachelor s degree program in astrophysics, along with master s and doctoral degree programs in astrophysics and astronomy, astrophysical sciences and technology, or physics with a concentration in astrophysics. Lab requirements are common; graduate programs focus more heavily on research than bachelor s programs. To enter a bachelor s…

Best Astrophysics graduate programs
January 29, 2018

Best Astrophysics graduate programs

Cambridge, MA Harvard University offers 2 Astrophysics Degree programs. It s a large private university in a mid sized city. In 2015, 8 students graduated in the study area of Astrophysics with students earning 8 Doctoral degrees. New York, NY Columbia University in the City of New York offers 2 Astrophysics Degree programs. It s a large private university in…

Princeton Astrophysics
January 20, 2018

Princeton Astrophysics

Every summer, our department runs the Undergraduate Summer Research Program (USRP), in which 15-20 students carry out research projects under the supervision of faculty and postdoc advisors. The summer starts with a week-long intensive workshop on computer programming and astronomical statistics. Students then work one-on-one with a faculty member on an independent…

Astrophysics degree requirements
January 17, 2018

Astrophysics degree requirements

FALL SPRING Math 1371 or 1271 (Calculus) Math 1372 or 1272 (Calculus) Physics 1301 Physics 1302 Elective Elective (Programming1) Elective (Psy 10012) Elective (Phil 1005 or 36012) 1CSci 3 is suggested for instrumentation emphasis, CSci 1107 is suggested all other emphases. Can be taken in Fresh. or Soph. years. Programming is not required for the degree. 2Required…

UCLA Astrophysics
January 11, 2018

UCLA Astrophysics

The Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics is part of the Department of Physics & Astronomy, one of several Physical Sciences departments in the College of Letters & Sciences at UCLA. Our faculty conduct landmark theoretical research ranging from the quark to the cosmos. These diverse areas of exploration make the UCLA Astronomy &…

Top Astrophysics graduate programs
December 24, 2017

Top Astrophysics graduate programs

Dr. Hakeem Oluseyi (ole-oo-shay), who co-hosts programs on the Science Channel and Discovery International and is a distinguished research professor at the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT), will deliver the talk, “Attacking Identity: The Unimagined Journey of a ‘Gangsta Nerd, ’” at 1 p.m. in General Classroom Building (GCB) Auditorium, Room 218. The talk…

Christian Astrophysicist
December 18, 2017

Christian Astrophysicist

Testimony of former atheist Sarah Salviander. Salviander is a research scientist in astronomy and astrophysics at the University of Texas. Salviander was born in America and brought up in an atheist household in Canada, “I was born in the U.S., but grew up in Canada. My parents were socialists and political activists who thought British Columbia would be a better…

Astrophysics lessons
November 24, 2017

Astrophysics lessons

It is not a secret that science is regarded as the most difficult subject by American students, whose knowledge of science, unfortunately, does not meet international standards in most cases. This dangerous situation has not changed much in the last couple of decades, even though many different educational plans and projects have been proposed. The objective…

What is Astrophysics all About?
November 12, 2017

What is Astrophysics all About?

This diagram reveals changes in the rate of expansion since the universe s birth 15 billion years ago. The more shallow the curve, the faster the rate of expansion. The curve changes noticeably about 7.5 billion years ago, when objects in the universe began flying apart as a faster rate. Astronomers theorize that the faster expansion rate is due to a mysterious…

Study Astrophysics
November 9, 2017

Study Astrophysics

Topics: Personal stories, about science writing Is the study of astrophysics self-indulgent? I was caught aback by that assertion, made by a recent graduate in the latest issue of the Brown University alumni magazine, because I want it to be wrong and yet I recognize that the idea has shaped my own professional life. The article profiles six graduates, among…

Best Astrophysics books for Beginners
October 25, 2017

Best Astrophysics books for Beginners

The books listed in the previous posts range from pretty easy to extremely hard . so it all depends on your learning goals: achieving a general understanding? acquiring detailed physical knowledge? sophisticated expert knowledge? If you go for the simplest introductory texts, then you will sacrifice some of the necessary rigour and breadth, and the oversimplifications…

What is Astronomy and Astrophysics?
July 28, 2017

What is Astronomy and Astrophysics?

A&A special feature: Herschel: the first science highlights © Astronomy & Astrophysics This week, Astronomy & Astrophysics is publishing a special feature devoted to the first science results obtained with Herschel, an ESA space observatory with science instruments provided by European-led Principal Investigator consortia and with important…

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