Philip Best



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Astrophysics Courses
The Institute for Astronomy offers a variety of Astrophysics courses for University of Edinburgh undergraduates. Full details of these courses, and how to apply to study Astrophysics in Edinburgh, can be found here

High Energy Astrophysics
I run the Masters-level High Energy Astrophysics course, (the DRPS course entry can be found here). This course covers high-energy radiation processes and their applications in astrophysics. The materials associated with the course are available through the University's LEARN environment.

Telescope Group Projects
I run the Telescope Group Projects in Senior Honours years, where groups on students work together to do hands-on research using the University's 20-inch telescope. Projects run on Cepheid variable stars, on star clusters, and on exoplanets. The DRPS course entry can be found here). and the materials associated with the course are available through the University's LEARN environment.

Undergraduate Research Projects
I also offer research projects to 4th and 5th year undergraduate students. More information about these can be found on the School of Physics undergraduate pages here.

Previous courses
I have previously lectured courses on Astrophysics, Physics of Stars and Nebulae, Observational Astronomy, X-ray astronomy, and Discovering Astronomy.

Other tasks
I have previously served as Senior Personal Tutor and as undergraduate Admissions Officer for the School of Physics and Astronomy, and I currently Chair the School Board of Studies.