Your opinion

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which field will guarantee a safer future??

Condensed matter physics
20
65%
High energy physics
1
3%
Nuclear physics
0
No votes
Nanoscience
4
13%
Bio/Medical physics
3
10%
Physical Acoustics
0
No votes
Astronomy/astrophysics
2
6%
Theoritical physics
1
3%
 
Total votes: 31

sltrukshan
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Your opinion

Postby sltrukshan » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:02 am

Please tell your opinion with reasons if possible. I hope this will be important for those who do not have a good undergrad research experience

Please consider all the factors including the demand, funding, research, jobs,...etc.
Last edited by sltrukshan on Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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butsurigakusha
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Re: Best field - Your opinion

Postby butsurigakusha » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:30 am

the title of this thread doesn't match the question posed in the poll.

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al-Haytham
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Re: Best field - Your opinion

Postby al-Haytham » Sun Mar 23, 2008 12:56 am

yeah, do you want us to choose the most demanding as in the hardest field or do you want us to choose the field which will guarantee a safer future...

sltrukshan
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Re: Best field - Your opinion

Postby sltrukshan » Sun Mar 23, 2008 11:20 pm

al-Haytham wrote:yeah, do you want us to choose the most demanding as in the hardest field or do you want us to choose the field which will guarantee a safer future...


Sorry....I changed the question.

Thanks

VT
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Re: Your opinion

Postby VT » Mon Mar 24, 2008 12:37 am

I suggest you to think of a model Hamiltonian which is a function of future happiness, success and safety(basically these are generalized coordinates). Then you can possibly use ideas from renormalization group(cuz of long range interactions, or you can ask RG how this works) to solve your model Hamiltonian. After all, success is probabilistic, so you can not aviod the concepts of statistical mechanics and the methods therein to solve your partition function.
Such a study has shown that cond matter is by far the safest field compared to any other fields in physics.
Well, this is all i can say and think of.

Admiralrewd
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Re: Your opinion

Postby Admiralrewd » Mon Mar 24, 2008 8:40 am

there's more money for condensed matter research, and it's also the best as far as getting an industry job if academia doesn't work out.

gatr1126
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Re: Your opinion

Postby gatr1126 » Tue Mar 25, 2008 11:51 pm

Haha, I find it funny that someone put high energy....ahh, if only this were true....

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quizivex
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Re: Your opinion

Postby quizivex » Wed Mar 26, 2008 3:56 am

I do'nt know why theory was listed as a separate branch of physics from the rest... and I also don't know why bio/medical physics, which can lead to six-fig salaries, did not get more attention.

hpharty
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Re: Your opinion

Postby hpharty » Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:26 am

Biophysics and Medical Physics FTW!

I'm not applying to either, but really you can't go wrong with any career that has the words "bio" or "med" in it these days. I have been talking to a lot of people about biophysics; I might make the jump (from Soft Condensed Matter, not really a big jump since there are a lot of people doing both).

peder
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Re: Your opinion

Postby peder » Wed Mar 26, 2008 11:29 am

Hahaha, I was thinking the EXACT same thing hpharty! I love soft-condensed matter physics, but I think Im going to work with a biophysicist for now and move back to soft condensed matter if its not my cup of tea.

sltrukshan
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Re: Your opinion

Postby sltrukshan » Wed Mar 26, 2008 4:01 pm

quizivex wrote:I do'nt know why theory was listed as a separate branch of physics from the rest... and I also don't know why bio/medical physics, which can lead to six-fig salaries, did not get more attention.


Exactly....Why is that?




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