Hello everyone! I have known about this page for a long time and now my time has come to use it myself. I would like to present my profile and obtain feedback from everyone that feels has something relevant to say on this matter, any suggestion is very much appreciated. If you think there is some information missing please ask for it and I will try to provide it. Thank you in advance to all of those that take the time to read this.
I want to pursue a PhD in string theory(compactifications, dualities, branes...) or formal aspects of QFT(non perturbative approaches, solitons, anomalies...). I could only attend college if the university offers me enough funding so that my tuition is no higher than 6000$/year or so.
Origin country: Spain
Undergrad institution: Universidad de Granada (SPAIN) (5 year long program in Physics but for some reason only amounts to a bachelor deg.)
Undergrad grade: 7.5/10 I am not sure how this translates to the 0-4 american GPA
Master science: Joint Master in High Energy Physics at ETH Zurich and Ecole Polytechnique Paris (2 year long program in HEP)
Master grade: 5.2/6 The translators on the internet says this is a 3.30/4.00
Type of Student: International
GRE: Writing:?, Verbal:152, Quantitative:155
PGRE: 670 (45%)
The only research experience I have is my Master Thesis project that I carried out in the Theory Department at CERN. This counts like a 30 credits course and my grade is 5 over 6. I can count with good recommendation letters from top researches in Europe.
2.-University or Urbana Champeign
3.-Univeristy of Washington
4.-University of Colorado Boulder
6.-University of Maryland
7.-University of Chicago
Where do I have a good chance?
Where do I have no chance at all?
Is there any other university you think I should apply to? Why?
Thank you very much in advance.
Last edited by Physico88
on Fri Oct 31, 2014 9:31 am, edited 5 times in total.