calphys wrote:I was thinking more about difficulty finding an advisor in the first place rather than getting him to advise you once you do.
VT wrote:What are we supposed to do if a dept has profs whose research I like are either 70 yrs old or are asst profs? I am sick of these uncertainities
OK guys, all things equal: do I take the prof who likes to hang glide or the one who rock climbs? What if my guy gets hit by a rogue boulder on his way up a cliff?
His observation was that the physics MIT graduate students were in deep competition with each other, even within research groups.
Students had a hard time getting assistance from their peers
because their peers did not want to see them succed
...few of them were really very happy.
In his opinion the nature of a large program full of intense egos ...
In his opinon, getting into a big school (as difficult as that may be)...
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