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Curvelets on the Sphere meet Astronomical data: a tool for efficient extraction of elongated structures

Most large celestial objects are found to be approximately spherical in shape, e.g. moons, planets and stars. This is because the cause and the dominating force in cosmic structure formation is gravity: a force which pulls mass in all directions equally. Another sphere is the celestial sphere – the heavens above us upon which we observe astronomical observations. This means that data collected on planetary surfaces or observed on in the sky live natively on the sphere.

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Life and Work at MSSL – Questions answered by our Astrophysics PhD Students

MSSL at night
MSSL at night

If you’re considering applying for a PhD at MSSL and want to know more about what it’s really like, we’ve asked a couple of our new students about how they are finding life as a research student here at the lab. Luke and Monica answer your questions:

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