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University- where for astrophysics ??

I am trying to choose a university for astrophysics but not sure where is best! i know i want to study telescopes and black holes but cant find any unis that list black holes/the like on their research pages. does anyone know anywhere good for that sort of research?
Reply 1
every single astrophysics degree will touch upon black holes. What grades are you targeting and which A levels are you taking?
Reply 2
Original post by ajj2000
every single astrophysics degree will touch upon black holes. What grades are you targeting and which A levels are you taking?


im doing maths further maths physics and spanish with A*A*A*A ( A in fm) and then an epq (idk if i’ll even submit it for marking though). i’m mainly looking for somewhere that has a professor who focuses on those topics / ways to find people who lecture on those topics as i can’t seem to find anywhere that doesn’t just give a basic overview
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Original post by erinls
im doing maths further maths physics and spanish with A*A*A*A ( A in fm) and then an epq (idk if i’ll even submit it for marking though). i’m mainly looking for somewhere that has a professor who focuses on those topics / ways to find people who lecture on those topics as i can’t seem to find anywhere that doesn’t just give a basic overview

I'm not sure you should look for course called 'black holes'. It would be part of a number of different areas of physics within the course.

Manchester has a huge physics course:
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/colossal-black-holes-locked-in-cosmic-dance-at-heart-of-galaxy/#:~:text=Professor%20Keith%20Grainge%20from%20The,Sun%2C%20orbiting%20round%20each%20other.

I suspect Southampton would also be of interest, plus any of the other big names.

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2023/01/black-holes.page#:~:text=Research%20led%20by%20the%20University,from%20one%20galaxy%20to%20another.
Reply 4
Original post by ajj2000
I'm not sure you should look for course called 'black holes'. It would be part of a number of different areas of physics within the course.

Manchester has a huge physics course:
https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/colossal-black-holes-locked-in-cosmic-dance-at-heart-of-galaxy/#:~:text=Professor%20Keith%20Grainge%20from%20The,Sun%2C%20orbiting%20round%20each%20other.

I suspect Southampton would also be of interest, plus any of the other big names.

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2023/01/black-holes.page#:~:text=Research%20led%20by%20the%20University,from%20one%20galaxy%20to%20another.


thank you!
Reply 5
Original post by erinls
thank you!

Oh- a regular poster on this forum has a daughter at Lancaster doing a similar course and is having a great experience. If she doesn't post with suggestions let me know and I'll try to link her in.

I also heard of people at St Andrews loving the observatory facilities there if that might appeal?
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Original post by ajj2000
Oh- a regular poster on this forum has a daughter at Lancaster doing a similar course and is having a great experience. If she doesn't post with suggestions let me know and I'll try to link her in.

I also heard of people at St Andrews loving the observatory facilities there if that might appeal?

this is super helpful - i will
be looking into both!!!

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