research with DARPA

by thunder282
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thunder282 is offline
Dec22-12, 10:08 PM
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Hey I double major in physics and math. I do plan on going to grad school once I get my B.S. I was wondering would I be able to do research with DARPA if I went into astrophysics are do they usually just want engineers? Thanks for your help!
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Oldfart is offline
Dec22-12, 11:37 PM
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I worked with DARPA a little in the past as a contractor. My observation was that DARPA's mission is to manage technical programs, they don't seem to do technical work in-house, they don't have labs. All the people I worked with there were military officers. Doesn't sound too promising for a civilian new grad to find work there, suggest you contact them directly about your query.

Vanadium 50
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Dec23-12, 06:29 PM
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My experience with DARPA is the same. They don't do research so much as contract to have others do research. As to whether they would give a grant to an astrophysicist, that would depend on what the atsrophysicist could do for them.

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