I heard that when writing my SOP it is useful, if not necessary, to specify in which areas of discipline I hope to participate if I get accepted.
Well, I can say that I am interested in studying gravity/relativity, particle physics.
The problem is, I don't have enough knowledge to understand what's going on in these fields.
I studied general relativity just enough to barely grasp some ideas about how Einstein's formula makes sense, and I'm still drooling in the midst of basic graduate-level quantum field theory.
Under these circumstances, how is it possible for me to point out which areas I want to take part in?
I'm quite sure making up nonsense just to sound as if I know things ain't gonna work.
Is this the case of most applicants? If so, how do they cope with this when writing their SOP?
Any comment or advice is appreciated... thanks in advance.