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  Astrophysics and Astronomy - Scientia Astrophysical Organization
Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physical properties of stars, galaxies, and other astronomical objects.
Astrophysical research is important for physics at atomic and subatomic scales.
The current high status of astrophysics is reflected in the naming of institutions involved in astronomical research: the oldest ones are "astronomy" departments or institutes, the newest ones include "astrophysics" in their names, often excluding the word "astronomy".
www.astrophysical.org   (192 words)

 Center for Astrophysics
The mission of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) is to advance our knowledge and understanding of the universe through research and education in astronomy and astrophysics.
November 01, 2007 White Dwarf "Sibling Rivalry" Explodes into Supernova Astronomers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA) have found that a supernova discovered last year was caused by two colliding white dwarf stars.
October 24, 2007 Magellan Science Symposium Meets Scientists are gathering in Cambridge, Mass., October 29th and 30th to discuss the latest compelling research results from the Magellan Telescopes, which range from the solar system to the farthest reaches of the universe, and how those findings relate to the planned next-generation Giant Magellan Telescope..
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 Oxford Astrophysics : information
Astrophysics is taught at Oxford as part of the undergraduate Physics degree, with both option and core courses in astrophysics, and the opportunity of an astrophysics project in the final year.
Astrophysics research and graduate study is carried out in two sub-departments of the Physics department.
You are currently reading the web page of the astrophysics sub-department.
www-astro.physics.ox.ac.uk   (74 words)

  Astrophysics - Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology Journals, Books & Online Media | Springer
Astrophysics, a translation of Astrofizika, presents recent theoretical and experimental advances in this field.
The journal contains data obtained at the Sternberg Astronomical Institute and all principal Soviet observatories on planetary atmospheres, interstellar matter, solar physics, and space astrophysics.
Additional subjects include chemical composition and internal structure of stars, quasars, and pulsars; stellar and galactic evolution; and developments in modern cosmology.
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  Astrophysics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties (luminosity, density, temperature and chemical composition) of celestial objects such as stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium, as well as their interactions.
Theoretical astrophysics is the discipline that seeks to explain the phenomena observed by astronomers in physical terms with a theoretic approach.
Astrophysical relativity serves as a tool to gauge the properties of large scale structures for which gravitation plays a significant role in physical phenomena investigated and serves as the basis for fl hole (astro)physics and the study of gravitational waves.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Astrophysics   (1651 words)

Astrophysics: Commencing with the advent of photography and the study of stellar spectra in the second half of the nineteenth century, astrophysics no includes optical and radio observations of stars, clusters, interstellar material, galaxies, and clusters of galaxies, and their interpretations.
Study of the motions of stars in pairs, groups, clusters, associations, and galaxies, is the overlap of celestial mechanics with astrophysics, and the study of the distribution and pattern of motion of the distant galaxies is the overlap with cosmology.
Astrophysics used to be called the "new astronomy"; it represents merely a natural development of knowledge about the celestial bodies, resulting from the application of the new methods of observation, employing the spectroscope, the photoelectric cell, the thermocouple, the photographic plate, etc, and stimulated by modern advances in atomic physics.
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 Category:Astrophysics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that deals with the physics of the universe, including the physical properties (luminosity, density, temperature, chemical composition) of astronomical objects such as stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium, as well as their interactions.
The study of physical cosmology is theoretical astrophysics at its largest scale; conversely, since the energies involved in cosmology, especially the Big Bang, are the largest known, the observations of the cosmos also serve as the laboratory for physics at its smallest scales as well.
The main article for this category is Astrophysics.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Category:Astrophysics   (150 words)

 Experimental Astrophysics
Astrophysical J. Observation of the Shadows of the Moon and Sun Using 100 TeV Cosmic Rays.
The Center for Astrophysical Research in Antarctica (CARA) is an NSF Science and Technology Center (STC) which began in February 1991.
The center supports several astrophysical experiments, all based at the (South Pole Station, which have as a common thread the investigation of the evolution of astrophysical structure.
physics.uchicago.edu /x_astro.html   (3744 words)

 Wellesley College Physics Department - Astrophysics Interdepartmental Major
The goal of the major is to provide a rigorous and organized program of study for students wishing to pursue graduate study in astronomy or astrophysics and for those who would like a coordinated astronomy extension to the physics major.
Modern astrophysics is the application of physics and mathematics to the study of the universe, and hence there is necessarily a very close connection between physics and astronomy.
The Director of the Astrophysics program is the Chair of the Department of Astronomy.
www.wellesley.edu /Physics/Webpages/astrophysics.html   (292 words)

 Agnes Scott College | Academics | Astronomy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Astrophysics is the study of the universe and all that it contains.
At Agnes Scott, students are challenged to study astrophysics as more than a collection of facts, but as a vital discipline, accessible through observations made locally and with remote telescopes.
Astrophysics students study the stars in the recently renovated Bradley Observatory and Delafield Planetarium.
www.agnesscott.edu /academics/p_astronomy.asp   (1013 words)

 Astrophysics - Scientia Astrophysical Organization
Although astronomy is as old as recorded history, it was long separated from the study of physics.
Spectroscopy is a branch of physics (optics) that is central to astrophysics.
The majority of astrophysical observations are made using light and the electromagnetic spectrum.
www.astrophysical.org /astrophysics.php   (888 words)

 Open Directory - Science: Physics: Astrophysics   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Astrophysics and Astronomy - Introductory essays on astrophysics and astronomy.
The NASA Astrophysics Data System - The Astrophysics Data System (ADS) is a NASA-funded project which maintains four bibliographic databases containing more than 4.0 million records: Astronomy and Astrophysics, Instrumentation, Physics and Geophysics, and preprints in Astronomy.
Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory - A research institute of the Smithsonian Institution headquartered in Cambridge, MA, where it is joined with the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) to form the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA).
dmoz.org /Science/Physics/Astrophysics   (871 words)

 Theoretical astrophysics [encyclopedia]   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Theoretical Astrophysics is the discipline that seeks to explain the phenomena observed by astronomers in physical terms.
Topics studied by theoretical astrophysics include: stellar dynamics and evolution; galaxy formation; large-scale structure of matter in the Universe; origin of cosmic rays; and cosmology.
For an example of an astrophysical theory (although one which is not generally accepted by the astrophysical community), see the article Modified Newtonian Dynamics.
www.kosmoi.com /Science/Astronomy/Astrophysics   (327 words)

 Physics@Sydney - Astrophysics Department   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Astrophysics Group is one of three astrophysics research groups within the School of Physics at the University of Sydney.
Molonglo Observatory Synthesis Telescope (MOST) near Canberra, and is engaged in studies of star-forming galaxies and nebulae, active galaxies and supernova remnants.
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Radio Telescope, to be built from 2010-2015, will have a collecting area of one square kilometre, two orders of magnitude larger than any existing telescope, enabling the study of the early universe.
www.physics.usyd.edu.au /astrop   (254 words)

 MIT Astrophysics Home Page
Welcome to the Astrophysics Division of the Physics Department at MIT.
We are mostly located on the top two floors (5 and 6) of the MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research (MKI), Building 37, 70 Vassar Street, Cambridge, MA 02139.
MIT Kavli Institute for Astrophysics & Space Research
web.mit.edu /astrophysics   (81 words)

 Nuclear Astrophysics Data   (Site not responding. Last check: )
For some background information on nuclear astrophysics and the effects of nuclear data on some of the most interesting problems of astronomy, see the general article on Nuclear Astrophysics or the advanced article on Helium Burning in Stars from our Schoolbus Tour.
This is a long version of the paper G. Hale, "Extrapolation of alpha+Carbon Reaction Cross Section to Astrophysical Energies," presented at the Fourth International Symposium on Nuclear Astrophysics, "Nuclei in the Cosmos 1996," at the University of Notre Dame, 20-27 June 1996.
Astrophysical parameters from the paper ``Nuclear Ground-State Masses and Deformations,'' by P. Möller, J. Nix, W. Myers, and W.
t2.lanl.gov /data/astro/astro.html   (745 words)

 U of Toronto Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics Joint MSc programme
The graduate units of Astronomy and Astrophysic, Physics and the Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics participate in the Collaborative M.Sc.
This programme is intended to foster graduate education in Astrophysics, particularly in those areas of study that overlap traditional departmental boundaries.
In addition the student must attend the seminar programme of the Canadian Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics, and prepare a report on a selection of these seminars, to be submitted to the Director.
www.astro.utoronto.ca /gradmsc.html   (347 words)

 BUBL LINK: Astrophysics
Astrophysics preprints dating back to 1992, with details of new papers received and the current month's listings.
An introduction to helioseismology, which is the study of wave oscillations in the Sun and of the physical processes involved, in the same way that seismologists learn about the Earth's interior by monitoring waves caused by earthquakes.
NASA funded project whose main resource is three sets of abstracts: 1) astronomy and astrophysics, containing 240,000 abstracts; 2) instrumentation, containing 460,000 abstracts; and 3) physics and geophysics, containing 220,000 abstracts.
bubl.ac.uk /link/a/astrophysics.htm   (640 words)

 Astronomy and Astrophysics
The astronomy and astrophysics program within the Department has close ties to the efforts in gravity physics and nuclear physics, as well as between theory and observations in general.
A wide range of courses are offered through the department, each focusing on a different aspect of astronomy or astrophysics.
Keep track of the current happenings in Astronomy and Astrophysics and learn of upcoming events here.
www.physics.unc.edu /research/astro   (161 words)

 Imagine the Universe! Dictionary
The astrophysical study of the history, structure, and dynamics of the universe.
Used mostly to describe the content of a massive star that is propelled outward in a supernova explosion.
The fundamental SI unit of thermodynamic temperature defined as 1/273.16 of the thermodynamic temperature of the triple point of water.
imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov /docs/dictionary.html   (10553 words)

 Astrophysics Research at NMT   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Astrophysics is an important part of the New Mexico Tech Physics department.
Six faculty members are active in astrophysics research, joined in this effort by undergraduate and graduate students and by adjunct faculty.
Connections are strong between the Tech faculty and the scientific staff of the nearby National Radio Astronomy Observatory (NRAO).
physics.nmt.edu /Research/astro.html   (347 words)

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