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Average time per week early-career academics in the US work?

  1. Jan 20, 2016 #1

    I've got two questions:

    1) In the U.S., what's the average time per week that a graduate student doing a PhD in astronomy work?

    2) In the U.S., what's the average time per week that a postdoctoral researcher in astronomy work?

    Thanks in advance for your answers.
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  3. Jan 20, 2016 #2


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    I don't know about astronomy in particular, but if it's similar to other disciplines depending on what's going on the answer will range from a lot, to, we ran out of coffee a lot.
  4. Jan 25, 2016 #3
    Paraphrasing J P Morgan on a question posed to him by a fellow banker on the cost of a yacht. If you have to ask you probably cannot afford it.

    For your question if you have to ask you probably should not consider Astronomy or any science for that matter. I don't know why it would be different in the US compared to anywhere else. Your post begs the question: Why is it of concern? So how much? As much as necessary.
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