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Department of Physics and Astrophysics
July 14, 2019

Department of Physics and Astrophysics

The Department of Physics and Astrophysics is located in Witmer Hall at The University of North Dakota. The department offers excellent academic opportunities for both undergraduate (B.S.) and graduate (M.S. and Ph.D) study in physics and astrophysics. Undergraduate students have the option specializing in one of four tracks; Applied physics, Astrophysics, Computers…

Where to study Astrophysics?
July 2, 2019

Where to study Astrophysics?

An Astrophysics degree has the unique potential to provide students with an understanding of the most up-to-date discoveries in the Universe. During the programme, students will be introduced to all aspects of Physics and Astronomy from Quantum Mechanics to Cosmology. In the second year, there is a week-long field trip to the Teide Observatory in Tenerife, where…

What is an astrophysicist?
June 11, 2019

What is an astrophysicist?

Megan (aged 4 1/2 years) wrote to us to ask as two questions: What is an astrophysicist? And where could she get an astrophysicist s toy? Phil Marshall wrote back, with some partial answers and an astrophysics investigation to get her started Dear Megan, I am an astrophysicist. Nobody ever told me what an astrophysicist is, but I think I have figured it out…

Yale Astrophysics
June 8, 2019

Yale Astrophysics

We invite applications from PhD students enrolled in Astrophysics programs at Chilean universities to spend part of a year visiting Yale University in the US. Students will come to Yale for a period ranging from 5-10 months and may attend courses, do a research project, or both. Students will ordinarily come for the start of Yale’s Spring semester, in January…

Astrophysics requirements
May 21, 2019

Astrophysics requirements

The Astrophysics major will be elected by students who plan graduate study in astronomy, astrophysics, or a closely related field, and also can be elected by those interested in a wide variety of careers. This major emphasizes the description of the universe and its constituents in terms of physical processes. Potential Astrophysics majors should consult early…

Astrophysics studies
May 15, 2019

Astrophysics studies

NASA and the community are interested in providing appropriate input to the 2020 Decadal Survey regarding medium-size mission concepts, also referred to as Astrophysics Probe concepts. To this end, NASA is soliciting proposals to conduct mission concept studies for Astrophysics Probe missions. Following peer review of the proposed mission concept studies, NASA…

Astrophysics Education
April 30, 2019

Astrophysics Education

What s New in SED The Science Education Department (SED) of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics develops curricula and materials that reflect current scientific and educational philosophy. SED staff includes education researchers, scientists, teachers, media specialists (see the Science Media Group s site), and graduate students who collaborate to…

Importance of Astrophysics
April 27, 2019

Importance of Astrophysics

Scientists learn about distant objects by measuring the properties that we can observe directly—by detecting emissions from the objects. The most common measurements are of electromagnetic, extending from, through visible wavelengths to high energy gamma rays. Each time a class of objects has been studied in a new wavelength region, astrophysicists gain insights…

Astrophysics PHD
April 12, 2019

Astrophysics PHD

Dina Drozdov, Astrophysics PhD Graduate — Women of STEM

Astrophysics Jobs
March 25, 2019

Astrophysics Jobs

8 min read Programmers can come from anywhere, even a field that studies galaxies far, far away. Felipe Gómez-Cortés is a physicist, currently writing a paper about Dark Matter Halos and Star Formation Rate at Redshift 6. Felipe doesn’t have a CS degree and has never worked as a software engineer in the industry a day in his life. There was even a time when he…

How to learn Astrophysics?
February 20, 2019

How to learn Astrophysics?

The best way to learn about what an astrophysicist does would be to spend a day (or two) in the shoes of one, but since we don t have room for everyone who visits our web site to visit our lab, this is the next best thing. In these web pages, you will be given real problems in astronomy and the tools to solve them by traveling through web pages, exploring different…

BS in Astrophysics
February 5, 2019

BS in Astrophysics

The Bachelor of Science in Astrophysics provides a comprehensive curriculum that prepares students for graduate studies or careers in technology, medicine, education, law, finance, industry, and other professions. Students planning to attend graduate school in astrophysics (or another program in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics) are advised to…

Studying Astrophysics
January 29, 2019

Studying Astrophysics

The Madison plasma dynamo experiment (MPDX) is a novel, versatile, basic plasma research device designed to investigate flow driven magnetohydrodynamic instabilities and other high-β phenomena with astrophysically relevant parameters. A 3 m diameter vacuum vessel is lined with 36 rings of alternately oriented 4 G samarium cobalt magnets, which create an axisymmetric…

What does astrophysics mean?
January 5, 2019

What does astrophysics mean?

Susan Dykstra/Getty Images Susan Dykstra/Getty Images Everyone will tell you: Be here now. That certainly sounds like a good idea — but what does it really mean? I am not asking this question in a mindfulness mediation kind of way. Yes, mindfulness is great for slowing down your monkey mind and paying a more intimate attention to what s happening around you…

Bachelor of Astrophysics
December 18, 2018

Bachelor of Astrophysics

Course List Code Title Units Calculus I Calculus II Calculus & General Physics with Calculus I and General Physics with Calculus I Laboratory & General Physics with Calculus II and General Physics with Calculus II Laboratory & General Physics with Calculus and General Physics with Calculus Laboratory Elementary Differential Equations…

Astrophysics degree Jobs
December 3, 2018

Astrophysics degree Jobs

(A perspective by Dr Tamara Davis, Research Fellow at the University of Queensland) If you re anything like me, then when starting university you would have had no idea what a career in astrophysics research might look like. Or even, if you graduated with a physics/astrophysics degree where else that might take you. Well, the answer is that it takes you all around…

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…

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