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I love Astrophysics and Particle Physics

I am in Std XII with PCM. I love Astrophysics and Particle Physics. Is there any field that requires both subjects? What is the scope in India for Astrophysics and Particle Physics? Also suggest some colleges having these faculties.
Pranav Arora / Holy Cross Hr Sec. School, Datia, M.P.

Particle Physics is the study of the fundamental constituents of matter and the forces of nature. Astrophysics studies the physical properties of astronomical objects such as stars, galaxies, and the interstellar medium, as well as their interactions. These are specialized field of Physics. To enter into these fields you need to have a scientific bent of mind and the desire to explore. To study this field, go for a B.Sc. in Physics. Then you can apply for M.Sc. in Astrophysics.

Some of the specialized institutes in this field are: Centre for AstroParticle Physics, Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, Kolkata (saha.ac.in); Indian Institute of Astrophysics, Bangalore (iiap.res.in); Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics, Pune (iucaa.ernet.in); National Centre for Radio Astronomy, Pune (mutha.ncra.tifr.res.in/ncra).

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Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.

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Dr Vibha Gupta, a feature writer, is a Ph.D. in Mathematics from IIT Roorkee. Her book Careers: A Pathfinder and articles in various publications are an attempt to guide students in choosing a career according to their natural strengths, talents and skills.