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Changing Careers

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 12:10 am
by Amogh
I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's in Engineering in Biotechnology. I will be graduating next year. However, I am considering changing my field to astrophysics.
Is it possible to change? If so, what steps should i be taking to make this transition.

Re: Changing Careers

PostPosted: Fri Jul 10, 2015 11:47 am
by John D. D,
Much of space is defined by differences in gravitational fields, so I would look up the study of physics, particle physics, and any material that involves using equations that have G in them. Also, up the study of frequency math - Fourier transforms, etc. MIT and Yale have some open course stuff. Once you can get a respectable score on physics, math, and chemistry GRE qualifiers, seek out contacts, meetings, email correspondences with people who actively do research with the space station. Visit national telescopes for a week or so, and talk to the people who work there. Many are quite approachable.