Helio wrote:Are all those QM and EM courses on year or only a semester?
Does you school offer any pure lab classes?
blueeverest wrote:EM and Intro to Quantum Physics are "only one" semester each. Thats all what is offered here. And for labs, I had 2 labs- one for Intro to Modern Physics and one for Electronics. Since I was placed out of Gen Physics I and II, I was unable to take those labs. Anyways, I have taken all the classes available to me.
blueeverest wrote:About what kind of program I am looking to: I want to do high energy Physics or particle physics. I am not sure at this point. Quantum Physics seems really interesting too. I was considering schools like U. Chicago, U. of Illinois at UC, U. Wisconsin at Madison etc.
Someone told me that if one can do Gen Physics I and Gen Physics II with ease, then it will "dramatically" improve the PGRE scores than that of someone with a weak basis on those subjects. How true is that?
butsurigakusha wrote:Someone told me that if one can do Gen Physics I and Gen Physics II with ease, then it will "dramatically" improve the PGRE scores than that of someone with a weak basis on those subjects. How true is that?
It is possible to score over 700 without any upper level physics.
butsurigakusha wrote:I am not saying that getting 700 will be easy. But if you get all or nearly all of the lower level questions right, and simply ignore the rest, I am pretty sure 700 or more is possible.
will wrote:A strong letter is from someone famous in the field. A stronger letter is from someone who knows you exceedingly well and is honest about your abilities. An even stronger letter is from someone the people on the admissions committee know personally. Make a list of schools where you would really like to go, then go to each of the people you plan to get a letter from and ask them who they personally know there, be it from collaborations or conferences or talks. Letters of recommendation will carry more weight with these people, possibly making up for mediocre test scores or GPA. The physics community is really not so huge; sure, not everyone can be a rock-star with a million citations, but I'm willing to bet your professors have some friends in high places. Network, network, network.
RG wrote:I wish i were from the country of Mt Everest( Nepal ?? ). Then I would climb Everest. that would be awesome.
I wish i were from the country of Mt Everest( Nepal ?? ). Then I would climb Everest. that would be awesome.
twistor wrote:I wish i were from the country of Mt Everest( Nepal ?? ). Then I would climb Everest. that would be awesome.
What you really mean to say is that you would have some sherpas carry you to the top. Don't forget to take pictures with your camera phone.
RG wrote:I went there just to chill out. I am a very bad natured physics student coz I like travelling The Netherland and Nepal ( with no offense to any one) and few other places, you know what I am talking about or twistor can very easily help you on this.
Yeah, you are rite, Nepal is damn beautiful place. I went for trekking when I was in Kathmandu( this is capital correct??). I am from a country very close to Nepal ( not India).
I want to go there again. In fact I am planning to go there next summer if everything works out well.