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Wisconsin Physics
May 9, 2019

Wisconsin Physics

Physics and astronomy has long been a strong department at UW-Eau Claire, with a proven record as a top producer of physics bachelor’s degrees among comparable institutions. In addition, this department is among the national leaders in terms of the percentage of bachelor’s recipients who enter work in the STEM fields within one year of graduation. More importantly…

Ole Miss Physics Lab
April 24, 2019

Ole Miss Physics Lab

Laboratory experiments coordinated with lecture topics in Phys 211. 1 Credit Instruction Type(s) Lab: Laboratory for Phys 221 Astronomy and Physics $195.00 when booked for: Spring, Second Spring, May, Full Summer, First Summer, Second Summer, August 2015-16 Fall, First Fall, Second Fall, Winter, Spring, First Spring, Second Spring 2016-17 The policies and regulations…

Best Observatories
March 31, 2019

Best Observatories

The FixO3 project has recently published the “Handbook of best practices for open ocean fixed observatories”. It describes optimal ways for users to implement fixed stations in an open ocean region. Download the handbook for free. From the executive summary: “This handbook describes the principles of “Best Practices” in all phases of the system (predeployment…

UC Santa Cruz Masters programs
March 22, 2019

UC Santa Cruz Masters programs

The UCSC MA/Credential Program prepares future teachers to do the following: See students varying abilities, interests and perspectives as resources for learning and teaching. Engage their K-12 students with challenging curriculum in meaningful ways. Include innovative approaches to instructional practices, lessons design, and performance assessment. Engage…

Largest Observatory
March 13, 2019

Largest Observatory

Auger SSD AugerPrime Engineering array, SSD construction: attaching corrugated roof as the last step before deployment. &nbsp Catching the Fastest Particles in the Universe | Miguel Mostafá | TEDxPSU 2016 What are the most energetic particles in the Universe? Where are they coming from? And more importantly, who cares? Miguel Mostafa is an Associate Professor…

Major Space Events
February 14, 2019

Major Space Events

Mars Exploration Rovers, 2004-Present On January 3, 2004, the “Spirit” rover landed on Mars in Gusev crater, followed on January 25 by “Opportunity” reaching the Sinus Meridiani region, halfway around the planet from its twin. Since that time, both rovers have been operating on the Martian surface and returning stunning scientific findings that are restructuring…

Degrees in American
February 11, 2019

Degrees in American

A large for-profit university is trying an emerging form of competency-based education with the launch this month of four online bachelor’s degrees that ditch the credit-hour standard. Officials with the publicly traded American Public University System, which enrolls roughly 90, students, said the company isn’t chasing a fad with its foray into so-called direct…

Astronomers job Outlook
January 20, 2019

Astronomers job Outlook

9 growth potential and career outlookbr 16 per year from 2008 to

UMass Amherst Physics Department
January 14, 2019

UMass Amherst Physics Department

Stefan Dickert: Conductivity of Gold Nanoparticle Thin Films and Magnetoresistance of Metallic Thin Films Embedded With Periodic Arrays of Cobalt Nanoparticles – Tuominen Jiansheng Feng: Investigations of Surface Tension Effects Due to Small-Scale Complex Boundaries – Rothstein/MIE Hunter King: Pattern Formation in Floating Sheets – Menon Philippe Martel: Measuring…

Best Physics programs
January 2, 2019

Best Physics programs

The St. Mary’s College of Maryland physics program is highlighted as a role model in the report, “Phys21: Preparing Physics Students for 21st Century Careers.” The report, published by the Joint Task Force on Undergraduate Physics Programs (J-TUPP) and convened by the American Physical Society (APS) and the American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT), selected…

Physics degree Requirements
November 3, 2018

Physics degree Requirements

Ten courses in physics and mathematics are required to complete the physics major. These include: Electives In addition to the required sequence courses listed above, we offer a number of intermediate and upper level electives. Note that several of these courses are offered on an alternating year basis, so physics majors will have an opportunity to take these…

Best Universities for Astrophysics
October 31, 2018

Best Universities for Astrophysics

Many German universities have very attractive PhD astrophysics programmes. Currently there are a total of and most of them offer the possibility to pursue a doctorate. Among these various choices available in Germany, I would however single out the international programmes with a structured curriculum taught entirely in English, in particular the International…

I want to be an astronomer
October 22, 2018

I want to be an astronomer

Astronomers Apply the principles of physics and mathematics to learn more about the universe. They gather data on the characteristics of planets, moons, stars and other objects using telescopes and computer programs. Astronomers usually specialize in certain types of celestial bodies or events, such as black holes. Typical duties include developing and testing…

Top Ten Astronomers
October 13, 2018

Top Ten Astronomers

These two astronomers come in one package, because their main contribution to the astronomical field was a mutual effort. This important contribution was the discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation or CMB. Basically, the CMB was an aftershock of the explosive birth of the Universe – the Big Bang. This aftershock had been theorized before its discovery…

Types of Astronomers
September 10, 2018

Types of Astronomers

What are the different kinds of astronomers and what do they do? There are a couple different ways to classify astronomy jobs. The simplest is observationalist or theorist. Observationalists take data with telescopes or spacecraft and then explain what it means based on current knowledge - or, sometimes, find that what they have observed can t yet be explained…

Being an astronomer
September 1, 2018

Being an astronomer

A telescopic image of part of the sky in the constellation of Orion. Photograph: Ho/AFP/Getty Images Karen Masters is a British astronomer working at the Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, UK. She is the project scientist for Galaxy Zoo, an online scheme which invites the public to help researchers classify how galaxies have formed…

Private Observatory
August 22, 2018

Private Observatory

Tucked away in a suburban Pasadena community is the former office and personal observatory of one the most prolific American astrophysicists, George Ellery Hale. With the construction of Yerkes Observatory in Wisconsin and the Mount Wilson and Palomar Observatories in California, Hale effectively built the world’s largest telescope three times over. Built in…

Top countries in Space Technology
August 4, 2018

Top countries in Space Technology

When Russians launched Sputnik 1 in 1957, the world – and especially the Americans – was stunned. The first man-made satellite was only 23 inches in diameter and its battery lasted three weeks before it stopped all transmissions, but the impact this tiny object had on the course of human history was immeasurable. The consequences were numerous and far-reaching…

Cosmology Major
July 29, 2018

Cosmology Major

Princeton has a long tradition in observational, numerical, and theoretical cosmology with research efforts in physics, astronomy and at the IAS. Princeton faculty helped develop today’s standard cosmological model (Bahcall, Cen, Dunkley, Gott, J. Ostriker, Spergel, Steinhardt, Zaldarriaga) and helped introduce important concepts such as dark matter, dark energy…

Telescope Offers
July 11, 2018

Telescope Offers

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Best Physics degrees
May 6, 2018

Best Physics degrees

Physics is one of the most applicable sciences in existence and can lead to careers in technology, sports and games, space science, sound engineering in music and television, and a lot more. A Master in Physics is an excellent choice for students seeking exciting and promising careers in a variety of settings. Although Physics is defined as the study of matter…

Astronomer skills
April 27, 2018

Astronomer skills

What kinds of skills are important for astronomers? Astronomers need to be good at physics and math; that s what they do! Don t fall into the trap of thinking that astronomy is one of the easier sciences! Astronomers work a lot with computers so good computer and programming skills are helpful. Some astronomers build their own instruments, so they learn about…

Best Astrophysics Schools
April 15, 2018

Best Astrophysics Schools

MIT does not offer a traditional open-enrollment summer school program where any high school student can come to campus to take courses and live in the dorms. However, several partner organizations run small, specialized programs on campus. If you d rather study the human genome or build a robot than memorize this year s summer TV reruns, then you might try one…

Degree related Jobs
April 2, 2018

Degree related Jobs

For the numerically inclined, finance is a world full of tantalizing opportunity. You’ve undoubtedly seen examples of the lavish lifestyles Wall Street-types enjoy in films or on television; but what does a finance career look like in the “real” world. Unfortunately, not everyone is going to be a hot shot on the trading floor — so what jobs can you get with a…

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