I'm currently being torn between applied physics and theory, so maybe I should apply to both? For applied physics I see Columbia, Cornell, Harvard, Stanford are excellent... But for theory I'm interested in GR. For this I'm looking at UCLA, UCSB, UIUC. Any others that I'm unaware of? The reason for my interest is because my honors thesis is on quantum states in GR (micro black holess). My previous research resembles that of applied physics.
I'm searching but it's not easy. Thanks all