thatwentwell wrote:Does this change for applying to hep-th? For example I am a junior right now and I earned As in all grad classes including QFT (absolutely insanely difficult class that ate up 90% of my time. No regrets though), QM and GR last semester and I am starting research on stringy-black holes and going to attempt to publish a small paper to hep-th by application deadlines next semester.
Having done well in these classes, do you think I would be able to compete with other students applying in theoretical physics to universities at the level of Stony Brook assuming that I make a 3.9 gpa, 800-900+ GRE, good LOR's etc.? Im not going to bother with anything close to the level of Princeton/MIT, I know I have no chance to compete with that cohort.
Im worried that pretty much everyone else applying to hep-th has what I have and more but im not entirely sure where I could improve my application besides studying for PGRE (gotta aim for dat 990) and possibly another summer internship.
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