Hey fellow grads!
I am about to start my 2nd year of grad school and am all done with quals (YAY!). I've been working on experimental particle physics for some of last year and for the summer. I find myself bored with the work sometimes, I like doing math and working in a lab too....but if you are doing analysis, as I am, you only program. I like programming but not when you spend most of your time trying to figure out why this method doesn't work when it worked last year just fine.....I find myself stuck far too often. I'm a super curious person, but find myself not curious about what I'm researching.
Anyway, to get to the point. Have any other grad students experienced this? How do you cope?
Also, is there anyone out there who has decided to switch your field of focus, regardless as to what it was from and to? and what difficulties were involved with this transition?
And for those who reapplied to grad school, how did that turn out? and why'd you do it?
Any advice or thoughts would be appreciated! And of course, share your research troubles as well