I'm wondering why could not find any school even-though you have 990 for physics GRE!!!....
By the way are you looking for transferring ?
I hope you will get good one!!!
It's cause I always shoot for the top.
At the time I was applying, I was thinking "why should I go to grad school at any but the very top university?", but having geared up for school (I hit the books before the GRE and I'm continuing to hit them in preparation for grad school), I'm finding I'm enjoying the studying. So I'm more enthusiastic about going than I was when I was applying.
On the other hand, I've got some opportunities in scrapping available out at Moses Lake. The metals have gone crazy. Scrap steel is selling at $385 per ton. My buddy says he's making $2000 per day cutting apart locomotives. I wouldn't call myself an expert, but I can use a cutting torch, work cheap, and don't get into trouble with drugs or alcohol (which, surprisingly, is actually an important detail for this sort of work). If I do that for six months I could show up at grad school self funded for the first year.
Another buddy is setting up a gold mine in Idaho and has invited me out to help. That is awfully attractive, it is beautiful country. With my other buddy, I managed to set him up with a pretty good deal on an hydraulic excavator and a loader. The excavator is a Komatsu P400. It weighs a bit over 50 tons and can dig about 40 feet below the track level. I'll post a photo when the deal completes. Can't wait to try it out.
Also, a much better place to ask physics questions like this is probably the new Physics Stack Exchange. For example:
"Will a ball slide down a lumpy hill over the same path it rolls down the hill?"
P.S. Still no acceptances. If someone knows of a department who needs a hot shot electronics engineer / grad student, PGRE = 990, please send them my way. I'm easy to find on the web. Works cheap. House trained. Doesn't shed much. Theory or experiment. Can repair and run heavy equipment, weld, etc.