Hi, can someone have some comment or advice on my school selection? I am applying for schools in string theory (F theory, String field theory, String phenomenology).. I made a list of schools I want to apply. Am I being too confident about my school selection?
Undergrad Institution: Good institution in India, good reputation in Physics
GPA in Major:9.44/10 or (3.8/4)
Length of Degree: 5 year dual
Position in Class: Top
Type of Student: international male
GRE Scores :
Research Experience: 1. Four summer program nearly two and half months( First is on Lie groups and lie algebras in physics, Solutions of Einstein equation basically find time dependent solutions, ADS-CFT Hydrodynamics, )
2. Final year full on Non-relativistic holography, Gauss Bonet gravity)
No publication yet, But will get 1 pre-print before submission(basically work on three different cases but combined in one paper)
Awards/Honors/Recognitions: 3 national scholarship,
Any Other Info That Shows Up On Your App and Might Matter: grad courses: QFT I ,QFT II, GR, Cosmology I,II, Advanced Stat mech, Advanced condensed matter,Differential geometry, Real analysis
Special Bonus Points: the recommendation from the professor can be strong., Writing SOP for particular problems to work in GRAD schools.
Applying to Where:
University of Pennsylvania
University of Chicago
Should i have to apply more universities in the Top 50 list. Suggest some universities. Am i too optimistic about my school selection? What schools are within my reach?