Institute of Astronomy

Part II Essays - 2020-21

Natural Sciences Tripos Part II Astrophysics

In accordance with Regulations 30 (Astrophysics) of the Natural Sciences Tripos (Statutes and Ordinances, p 410 (2017)), the Director of the Institute of Astronomy gives notice that each candidate shall submit an essay on one of the following subjects:


Gaia's living and breathing Galaxy

Planetary Systems Around White Dwarfs

Detecting planetary building blocks: how observations at millimetre wavelengths can constrain solid material in protoplanetary discs

Universe or Multiverse?

Observational constraints on Fuzzy Dark Matter

Where do Super Solar abundance Stars come from?

How many parents had our sun?

Common envelope evolution in binary stars


Each candidate must inform the Course Administrator by Friday 19 March 2021 of the essay subject he or she has chosen, and must submit the essay so as to reach the Course Administrator by Thursday 6 May 2021.




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