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Astrophysics

Astrophysics is the branch of astronomy that employs the principles of physics and chemistry "to ascertain the nature of the astronomical objects, rather than their positions or motions in space". Among the objects studied are the Sun, other stars, galaxies, extrasolar planets, the interstellar medium and the cosmic microwave background. Their emissions are examined across all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum, and the properties examined include luminosity, density, temperature, and chemical composition. Because astrophysics is a very broad subject, astrophysicists typically apply many disciplines of physics, including mechanics, electromagnetism, statistical mechanics, thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, relativity, nuclear and particle physics, and atomic and molecular physics.

In practice, modern astronomical research often involves a substantial amount of work in the realms of theoretical and observational physics. Some areas of study for astrophysicists include their attempts to determine the properties of dark matter, dark energy, and black holes; whether or not time travel is possible, wormholes can form, or the multiverse exists; and the origin and ultimate fate of the universe. Topics also studied by theoretical astrophysicists include Solar System formation and evolution; stellar dynamics and evolution; galaxy formation and evolution; magnetohydrodynamics; large-scale structure of matter in the universe; origin of cosmic rays; general relativity and physical cosmology, including string cosmology and astroparticle physics.

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University of California-Berkeley
Four or more years; Public; $39,516 average out-state tuition; $11,502 average in-state tuition
University of California-Santa Cruz
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Princeton University
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Michigan State University
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University of California-Los Angeles
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University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
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University of Colorado Boulder
Four or more years; Public; $34,382 average out-state tuition; $10,248 average in-state tuition

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President's Scholarship - Texas Wesleyan University

Texas Wesleyan University

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Glen E. Ullyot Scholarship

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

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Titmus Foundation Scholarship

Averett University

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Norman Family Scholarship

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

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Beverly McAllister Parker Scholarship

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Dr. William W.L. "Bill" Taylor Memorial Scholarship

INSPIRE - NASA

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Dr. William W.L. "Bill" Taylor Memorial Scholarship

INSPIRE - NASA

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Grace and Dr. CJ Meredith Scholarship

Valley City State University

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Grace and Dr. CJ Meredith Scholarship

Valley City State University

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Dr. Donald and Marjorie Meredith Scholarship

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