Hi, first post but been reading this site a long, long time.
I've gotten into Caltech, Princeton(Electronic Materials and Devices, Elec Engg), Cornell, Michigan (Applied Phys), Maryland.
I am not too sure what specific research area I want to work in since my experience has been pretty limited. I did a project on nanoparticles which I definitely did NOT like since it was only about making them and studying their properties. One was on Venus atmosphere which was again a lot of data analysis. I worked with lasers in a cold atoms group, and currently I am modelling atoms in optical lattices - both of these I liked very, very much. So I can't say whether I would be more inclined experimentally or theoretically, only that I like using quantum mechanics and I don't like experimental work in which a machine does all the work and you only have to analyze the results.
So does anyone have any idea where I'll fit in best.
And I somehow never receive ANY reply from caltech - from the secretary or any prof. Anyone else facing the same problem. I'm from India so I can't visit.