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Programs Can anyone tell me how to make a career doing astrophysics courses?

  1. Apr 2, 2017 #1
    I had recently appeared for 10th standard examinations. I want to make a career in astronomy, cosmology, and similar fields. I am looking for guidance & assistance for the same. Request for help from anyone from the similar field. Appreciate the response.
    Thanks & Regards
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  3. Apr 3, 2017 #2
    Hey pratham!
    first tell me about your Interests I mean do you like these fields or just opting as for career. then tell me about your interest in maths and theoretical physics
  4. Apr 3, 2017 #3


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    A great place to start is the So You Want to Be a Physicist essay.

    In general you've got a long and challenging road ahead of you if you want to become an astronomer or cosmologist. You'll have to finish high school with a strong foundation in mathematics and physics, do very well as an undergraduate student, and then complete a PhD. After that, it's still not a cake walk. You work as a post-doctoral researcher for several years and then are in a position to compete for the tenure track positions that come up in academia. But that said, there is a lot of great stuff that can happen along the way. If you're interested in physics at this stage of the game, learn as much as you can about it.
  5. Apr 3, 2017 #4
    Indeed very
    true only way you will move forward is that your interest and curiosity to explore and learn more but as I am Indian too so I know the hurdles that you are going to face in your journey to be a physicist not a physics teacher. One of them is family support if you got a strong support from your family then you will surely achieve your goal one day and a good person of same curiosity and thinking which will serve you as a guide for your endless journey. Yeah! Physics is endless my friend. Good luck
  6. Apr 9, 2017 #5
    I have a great interest in astronomy (from 4th) so for the sake of interest i want to do astrophysics and want to work as a researcher. I like maths and physics.
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