Since the dawn of human civilization humans has gazed in wonder at the night sky. Astrophysics – the exploration of our solar system and the universe beyond – is still a major part of human endeavor in science. It covers everything from the sun and other stars to planets, galaxies, and the cosmic microwave background. Physics and Astrophysics: The course for you? If you enjoy laboratory and computational work and have an interest in how fundamental physical theories explain how the universe took shape, then this may be the course for you. Physics and Astrophysics at TrinityThe course include core physics subjects as well as specialized courses in astronomical instrumentation, spectroscopy, the solar system, stellar evolution, supernovae, galaxies, interstellar matter, black holes, and cosmology. Half of the third-year laboratory class is devoted to learning computational data handling techniques relevant to astrophysicists and the wider world of big data. The School of Physics is equipped with an 11” optical telescope and a 5 cm solar telescope for undergraduate use in the Monck Observatory. Physics and Astrophysics at Trinity offer you the opportunity to study with world-leading experts in the School of Physics, with modules designed to provide you with a flexible qualification for employment across a range of astrophysics research and industrial settings.
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