Institute of Astronomy

Part II Essays

Natural Sciences Tripos Part II Astrophysics - Notice

In accordance with Regulations 30 (Astrophysics) of the Natural Sciences Tripos (Statutes and Ordinances, p 384), the Director of the Institute of Astronomy gives notice that each candidate shall submit an essay on one of the following subjects:

  • Observational evidence for cosmic inflation: gravitational waves in the
    cosmic microwave background 1
      
     
  • Shaping galaxies with AGN outflows 2  
     
  • Stellar distances: a fundamental building block of astrophysics 3
    (PowerPoint)  
     
  • Small bodies tracing the dynamical history of the Solar System 4
    (PowerPoint)  

Each candidate must inform the Director by Friday, 11 March 2016 of the essay subject he or she has chosen, and must submit the essay so as to reach the Director by Thursday,28 April 2016.

Presentation slides
 

AttachmentSize
2016 FINAL ESSAY NOTICE74.32 KB
Format Guide 201617.02 KB
ADVICE TO STUDENTS - ESSAY 2016116.17 KB
Criteria for Marking Pt II Astrophysics13.34 KB
1. Cosmic inflation - CMB slides 1.55 MB
2. Shaping galaxies with AGN outflows1.3 MB
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