Astroparticle Physics Research Experience

Come to the University of Sydney to take part in a research experience event focused around dark matter galactic astrophysics and programming in python

Dates: 18—22nd April 2022

Time: 9 am – 4 pm

Where: School of Physics, University of Sydney

Year 11 and 12 students are invited to apply for a four-day event, undertaking a research project in astroparticle physics. You will be given a crash course on programming in python, galactic astrophysics, and the nature of dark matter.  Working in small teams, you will apply your learning in a collaborative research project using state-of-the-art galaxy simulations. There will also be daily lectures from academics at The University of Sydney who will introduce you to research spanning astrophysics, cosmology and particle physics. You will also have the opportunity to work and interact with Physics PhD students, as well as gain first-hand experience of what research is like at universities

The pre-requisites for the course are: 

  1. You must be a Year 11/12 HSC student local to Sydney, or with the ability to travel to The University of Sydney over the week 18-22 April, accommodation will not be provided.
  2. You must be studying physics or science courses, and have an interest in learning how to program in python. No prior knowledge will be assumed, but a keen interest to learn is essential.

Around 20 students will be accepted to this program on a first-come first-serve basis. If demand is especially high, we may expand and award additional places. Even if you do not receive a place, we will likely run this event again in the near future.

To apply:

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact Ciaran O’Hare