Hi

I am an international male (India) , applying to foreign schools. PGRE 920 (89 %) in Nov 2011. Have got MS in physics from US school (GPA 3/4) 8 years ago and masters from India 12 years ago.Had to come back to India for some reasons. I am currently in India working as college teacher and don't have much research experience. I want to know what tier schools should I apply. Most of the deadlines for this fall are over it seems. If I have to apply for this fall, are there still any schools left ? I am interested in topics like quantum information, quantum chaos, foundations of quantum mechanics.

But it seems that only top schools do research in such areas. Since I am applying to grad programs after so many years, I want to

go in areas which I like. While I was student in US, I took undergrad courses in real analysis, linear algebra (proof based course), complex variables, probability from mathematics dept. Got 'A' in all of them. I have strong liking for pure mathematics, especially set theory and logic. I am currently self studying real analysis, set theory, abstract algebra. I am also looking into the possibilities of applying to mathematics programs. So suggest the strategies.....

thanks