Institute of Astronomy

Part III Astrophysics - 2021-22

Natural Sciences Tripos - Programme Specification: Part III Astrophysics

Aims and objectives

The Part III course is designed to develop students' analytical, critical and numerical skills to the point that they are equipped to undertake independent research in astrophysics. These aims are advanced through taught courses, which develop students' mathematical skills through detailed analysis of topics at the forefront of contemporary research and through the hands on experience of a substantial research project. The project work encourages students to develop a critical attitude and an innovative approach to problem solving. The more independent working style is developed under the guidance of a supervisor from the Institute of Astronomy.

How to Apply

Those taking Part II Mathematics or Part II Physics who are interested in taking Part III Astrophysics in their 4th year should contact the Institute of Astronomy as early as possible (preferably no later than the end of the previous Easter term) to ascertain the likelihood of places being available. This is subject to obtaining a II.1 in Part II. In either case, please email undergraduate.admin@ast.cam.ac.uk.

More information on expected course prerequisites for Part II and Part III Astrophysics, can be found here.

Any requests for further information should be directed to Professor Chris Tout cat@ast.cam.ac.uk or to the undergraduate secretary undergraduate.admin@ast.cam.ac.uk.

 

Key Contacts

  Contact Phone Office E-mail
Course Coordinator George Efstathiou 37530 Kavli K15 gpe@ast.cam.ac.uk

Course Secretary

Kate Hardcastle 37552 Hoyle Rm 6 undergraduate.admin@ast.cam.ac.uk
Teaching Committee Chair Christopher Tout 37502 Hoyle Rm 61 cat@ast.cam.ac.uk
Director Richard McMahon 37519 Hoyle Rm 49 rgm@ast.cam.ac.uk
Director's PA Susan Hatley 37521 Hoyle Rm 48 hodpa@ast.cam.ac.uk
IoA Librarian Mark Hurn 37537 Obs Library Office hurnm@ast.cam.ac.uk
Public Outreach

Matt Bothwell

39279

Hoyle H59

bothwell@ast.cam.ac.uk

If you are unsure how to proceed with the course selection, do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

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PartIII Handbook 2020-21.pdf667.09 KB
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