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Astronomy/Astrophysics subdivisions

  1. Jan 16, 2016 #1
    hello,
    can anyone give me what they know about astronomy and astrophysics subdivisions in masters degrees and Ph.D.s .
    thank you
     
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  3. Jan 17, 2016 #2
    generally they are separate departments at universities mostly due to the research involved. If the school is just looking at stars or exoplanets they wouldn't be associated with quantum mechanics departments. Likewise, if their cosmology programs bend heavy on early inflation (and thus are quantum mechs and field theory) then it will be a part of the theoretical program. Experimental astronomy is separate because it is only observatories.
     
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