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PhD astronomy in Australia

  1. Jun 20, 2013 #1

    I am a Physics masters student from India in a college in Texas.

    I want to pursue a PhD in Astronomy (observational/radio) Australia.

    I have heard Australia is very good at obs astronomy - however google searches are revealing a lot about the telescopes and other facilities there but not much about the names of the Universities that offer a doctorate in Radio astronomy.

    To that end I want to approach the forum members for some help - does anyone of you know which are the universities in Australia to which we can apply for a doctorate in Astronomy.

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  3. Jun 20, 2013 #2


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    I don't know much about the fields of astronomy or institute that are good at it but a quick search shows:

    You can look at the list of top AU universities in some ranking list and go through the website of each of them. Most should have at least some sort of research in astronomy with staff willing to take PhD students. I'm guessing your will have better luck with the ones in the west coast for geographical reasons (don't quote me on this).
  4. Jun 27, 2013 #3
    Swinburne University Centre for Astrophysics and Super Computing (in Melbourne)
    Australian National University (ANU) (in Canberra)
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