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I got my Ph.D. in Astrophysics working on star formation, studying numerically the effect of magnetic field on star formation processes. I have a strong interest in high performance computing, computational science, physics and astrophysics. I even have the chance to do these things for a living. I am a daily user of Python, Fortran, parallel libraries such as MPI & OpenMP and a bunch or other programming languages and libraries. I am also a TeX/LaTeX user (and enthousiast!) for years, always thrilled to discover all the things you can do with these tools. Finally, I am a GNU/Linux user and supporter, and I strongly believe in the power of sharing knowledge and culture.

My profile picture is a photograph of a statue of Nicolas Copernicus in his hometown of Toruń.


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reviewed Leave Closed How can I calculate what star was above my head when I was born?
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comment What study profiles could land me the job of Astronomer?
@Donald.McLean fair enough, I added a comment in the end of my answer.
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comment What study profiles could land me the job of Astronomer?
@LocalFluff Indeed, if you want to go in planetary science, geophysics/geology could be useful (I know a bunch of people with geophysical background who did a PhD in planetary science). As for exobiology, perhaps it is popular in the media, but in practice I know very few people in labs (not to say nobody) working in this area... Some background in biology could be nice, but I would not advise a PhD candidate to focus too much on biology.
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comment What study profiles could land me the job of Astronomer?
@Donald.McLean sure, but if you want to start a PhD in astronomy and astrophysics, you'll need a master degree in physics/astrophysics.
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