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Research with DARPA

  1. Dec 22, 2012 #1
    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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  3. Dec 22, 2012 #2
    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.

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  4. Dec 23, 2012 #3

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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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