Sholarships in Optical and X-ray astronomy at the University of Tasmania

There are many scholarships avaliable for study at the University of Tasmania. In particular there are specific scholarships for undertaking honours or Ph.D. studies in astronomy.

Dave Warren Optical Astronomy Honours scholarship.

Dave Warren, an Associate Fellow in the School of Mathematics and Physics at the University provides 2 honours scholarships to encourage high-level research in optical (or X-ray) astronomy. The scholarships are valued at $4,500 each for one year. Interstate students receive a relocation allowance and a return airfare. For more information about the scholarship and application go to and or contact the Scolarships Office on (03) 6226 2879 or via e-mail . Applications close in late October each year (Oct 30th in 2005).

The honours course work concentrates on Gravitation & Cosmology, and Astrophysics, and Upper Atmosphere/Ionospheric Physics with a mathematics subject. An advantage of doing astronomy at the University of Tasmania is that we have full time access to a 1meter class optical telescope, and two radio telescopes. The group also has extensive experience in x-ray astronomy. To get an idea of the type of oppurtunities we offer, have a look at description of our current optical and radio astronomy research, and specific student projects being offered at optical , and radio wavelengths. If you want to know more feel free to contact John Greenhill , or Stefan Dieters or other staff members.

David Warren Post-Graduate Scholarships in Radio and Optical Astronomy

The School of Maths and Physics at the University of Tasmania is pleased to invite applications for two post-graduate scholarships for research in radio and optical astronomy. These offer support for three years of postgraduate study, at the standard APA rate. The successful applicants will have completed honours or the equivalent bachelors degree in physics, astronomy, maths or related subjects.

The University of Tasmania has world class observing facilities in optical and radio astronomy, including three radio telescopes and two optical telescopes available for use by students. Researchers at the University also make heavy use of national and international observatories, including ground- based and space-based facilities. Current areas of research interest in radio astronomy include:

In optical astronomy,the University of Tasmania is an active member of the PLANET consortium, an international group searching for extra-solar planets by the method of gravitational microlensing. The optical group has close collaboration with the Intstitut d’Astrophysique de Paris and applicants wishing to work in this field will, if they wish, be able to study for a joint degree under the Co-tutelle Scheme for French-Australian cooperation in science. Other activities of the group include short time-scale photometry, and studies of optical counterparts of variable sources including CV’s and X-ray binary stars. Postgraduate projects include:

Contact: Prof. John Dickey, School of Maths and Physics, or Dr John Greenhill,

For more information see the school website at: .
For conditions of the award and application proceedures go here

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April 2006