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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…

MS Astrophysics
July 13, 2017

MS Astrophysics

There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the Earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. The MS program in astrophysical sciences and technology focuses on the underlying physics of phenomena beyond…

Astrophysics Degrees
July 7, 2017

Astrophysics Degrees

You will study compulsory physics courses and maths courses. Physics 1A presents the pillars of physics upon which subsequent material is based and will develop your problem solving and study skills. It is innovative in its use of technology and offers an interactive learning experience. Physics 1B introduces you to a wide range of physics topics, including waves…

Masters in Astrophysics
April 7, 2017

Masters in Astrophysics

The Institute of Astronomy offers an exciting opportunity for suitably qualified students who have completed a Bachelors degree (or equivalent) in astronomy/physics/mathematics to study for a one year Masters level qualification in astrophysics working alongside 4th-year (Part ) students taking the final year of the integrated Masters undergraduate MSci Astrophysics…

I want to be an Astrophysicist
January 25, 2016

I want to be an Astrophysicist

At 9 years old, William Maillis is like a lot of other boys his age, enjoying video games, knock-knock jokes, sports and hanging out with friends. But William is no ordinary kid when it comes to academics. In May, he graduated from high school and is now a college student already working on his own theories of how the universe was created. Most other 9-year-olds…

Astrophysics graduate programs
November 10, 2014

Astrophysics graduate programs

The members of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Division all carry out active research programs garnering widespread international recognition in observation, theory, and instrumentation. Doctoral students participate in a variety of research projects, which frequently incorporate observations with the world s largest ground-based telescopes such as the 10-meter…

Astrophysics career salary
January 25, 2017

Astrophysics career salary

Astrophysicists have the universe at their fingertips. David De Lossy/Photodisc/Getty Images Stargazing might be a lovely summer night activity, but it can also be a lucrative career path. And the need for those who understand the fundamental nature of the universe is growing. Competition for coveted permanent research jobs for astrophysicists is fierce, but…

Astrophysics blog
January 28, 2017

Astrophysics blog

Hello everyone! I m sure you re all looking forward to the Holidays, and so are we in Oxford Astrophysics. But we re also thinking ahead to the New Year and there s plenty to be excited about! Stargazing Oxford returns on the 16th of January , and with it our annual Astrophotography competition . You can see last year s winners here. It is my great pleasure to…

How to become astrophysicist?
December 31, 2014

How to become astrophysicist?

First off, you have to study advanced physics and mathematics. Now, you can either sit in competitive exams and get a good rank, or pursue higher education in reputed institutes until you get a Ph.D. Your current course won t be an obstacle. By first year, I think you mean intermediate or class XI. If yes, then it s perfect. If you mean B.Sc., then it s still…

List of astrophysicists
January 28, 2016

List of astrophysicists

This to-do list is culled directly from my own calendar and interests. Most everything on the list can be done no matter where you live, but because I live in L.A., my Do each week will spotlight a unique L.A.-based event or activity. If you re inspired by any of these tips or have some of your own to add, I d love to hear about it in the comments below! Now…

Best Astrophysics books
October 9, 2016

Best Astrophysics books

This is a collection of open-licensed, freely available texts on various topics in astrophysics. You are free to use them as-is, make mash-ups of different texts, or contribute back to their development. Texts are written in LaTeX and managed as a github repository under the Open-Astrophysics-Bookshelf github organization. Each text has a lead author who manages…