theoretical_phys wrote:@grae: Oh, and the type of theory I am looking for is cosmology, general relativity, quantum gravity, etc. I would really rather not apply as experimental. My experimental research involves freshmen year of high school (which wasn't really experimental because I was writing script in MATLAB) and the last two years of high school (which I am not sure if I can even include on my application).
VT wrote:How can we say which schools are top 10 or top 20? I get confused when people use this terminology( top 10, top 20 etc)without specifying any metric or without mentioning what type of schools they consider are top 10 or top 20.
(Grae313, I know you have posted the ranking of physics dept couple of times on this forum, but lot of us here tend to agree that US news ranking may NOT be the right ranking of the Universities. I am curious to know what admissionprof think about this.)
I have been accepted from Wisc-Madison, now what type of school is this in condensed matter( theory or exp)? Is it top 10, top15, top 20 or NONE?
VT wrote:@ admissionprof:
What do you think about Wisc-Madison in CM theory or exp? I'd appreciate your input. Thanks.
admissionprof wrote:I don't know how to do that.
ComboOrgan wrote:How about condensed matter vs High Energy? I've heard HE is tougher to get into.
Is this true even for Experimental High Energy?
dlenmn wrote:Heh... It is kind of weird to be using machines that are worth more than you... Well, worth more than several years of your salary anyway...
EDIT: Most are actually difficult to seriously *** up accidentally. You get used to it.
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