Cosmologists focus on the study of the universe as a whole, which is made up by its origin, evolution and ultimate fate. They use tools and scientific instruments to observe and study other galaxies and astronomical objects such as stars, black holes, planets and other celestial bodies.
Mathematics is the study of topics such as quantity, structure, space, and change. It involves the identification of patterns and formulating new conjectures based on them. Mathematicians strive to prove the truth or falsity of these conjectures. There are many fields of mathematics, some of which are widely used for practical applications.
- Quantum mechanics
The field of research concerning the study of atoms and photons in order to quantize these particles.
- Scientific research methodology
The theoretical methodology used in scientific research involving doing background research, constructing an hypothesis, testing it, analysing data and concluding the results.
The study of statistical theory, methods and practices such as collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of data including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments in order to forecast and plan work-related activities.
The natural science involving the study of matter, motion, energy, force and related notions.
The field of science that studies the physics, chemistry, and evolution of celestial objects such as stars, comets, and moons. It also examines phenomena that happen outside Earth's atmosphere such as solar storms, cosmic microwave background radiation, and gamma ray bursts.
- Quantum optics
The field of physics combining quantum field theory and physical optics.
- Aerospace engineering
The engineering discipline that combines various technologies and engineering disciplines such as avionics, materials science and aerodynamics in order to design, develop and manufacture aircraft, spacecraft, missiles and satillites.
- Gather experimental data
Collect data resulting from the application of scientific methods such as test methods, experimental design or measurements.
- Define celestial bodies
Analyse data and images to calculate the size, shape, brightness, and motion of celestial bodies.
- Write work-related reports
Compose work-related reports that support effective relationship management and a high standard of documentation and record keeping. Write and present results and conclusions in a clear and intelligible way so they are comprehensible to a non-expert audience.
- Operate scientific measuring equipment
Operate devices, machinery, and equipment designed for scientific measurement. Scientific equipment consists of specialised measuring instruments refined to facilitate the acquisition of data.
- Design scientific equipment
Design new equipment or adapt existing equipment to aid scientists in gathering and analysing data and samples.
- Analyse scientific data
Collect and analyse scientific data resulting from research. Interpret these data according to certain standards and viewpoints in order to comment on it.
- Apply scientific methods
Apply scientific methods and techniques to investigate phenomena, by acquiring new knowledge or correcting and integrating previous knowledge.
- Analyse telescope images
Examine images taken by telescopes in order to study phenomena and objects outside Earth's atmosphere.
- Observe celestial objects
Study the relative positions and movements of stars and planets, by using and interpreting data provided by specialised software and publications such as ephemeris.
- Perform scientific research
Gain, correct or improve knowledge about phenomena by using scientific methods and techniques, based on empirical or measurable observations.
- Operate telescopes
Set up and adjust telescopes in order to look at phenomena and objects outside Earth's atmosphere.
- Carry out scientific research in observatory
Perform research in a building equipped for the observation of natural phenomena, especially in relation to celestial bodies.
Optional knowledge and skillswrite research proposals types of optical instruments types of satellites geophysics acoustics perform lectures develop scientific theories observe matter apply statistical analysis techniques aeronomy teach astronomy perform laboratory tests optoelectronics write scientific papers optics execute analytical mathematical calculations geostationary satellites
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