Graduate Studies in Astronomy and Astrophysics
The Institute of Astrophysics (IA) at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) invites applications for admission to the graduate program in astronomy and astrophysics, from September 23 until October 20, 2019, for studies beginning in March 2020.
The Institute hosts an active and dynamic international community comprised of 14 faculty, with about 50 graduate students, and more than 30 postdocs, carrying out research in cosmology, extragalactic and Galactic astronomy, stellar astrophysics, astrochemistry, astronomical instrumentation, high-energy astrophysics, and numerical simulations.
The Institute has a vibrant scientific life, including a strong visitor program, weekly seminars and colloquia, and daily astro-ph discussions.
This cultivates a rich academic experience and allows for plenty of networking and collaboration opportunities with postdoctoral fellows and faculty.
As a member of IA, graduate students have access to the Chilean 10% of the telescope time in all the international observa-tories in Chile, including VLT, Gemini, Magellan, CTIO, SOAR, APEX and ALMA and future observatories such as LSST, CTA, ELT, and GMT. In addition, the Institute hosts various powerful cluster computers for numerical simulations and high-volume data reduction and analysis.
The application form can be found here