Hi, on behalf of future physics grad students, THANKS to everyone who posted on the 2009 profile thread.
Naturally, a handful of the people haven't been on the forum in a while or may have forgotten to update their profiles... But since April 15th is here, the epic admission process should be over, so as we did in 08, it'd be great if someone could volunteer to PM the these users to request that they complete their profile. This PMing was very effective last year. Most users did come back, even the ones who hadn't been on the forum in months, since PGRE.com sends an e-mail when someone gets a PM on here. Anyone up for this?
Also, it'd be great if we could get some new profiles on here before everyone drifts away from the forum. The more profiles we get, the more diverse and informative the thread is for future students. The thread is not only valuable to seniors/applicants, but also to young beginning physics majors... For instance:
-Future prospectives can learn what schools students with similar research interests applied to and can look into them. (Otherwise, how else will they find out? Profs at their school might not know about every suitable program. Just seeing that an applicant applied to U of Florida for low temperature physics would at least prompt a student with those interests to check their webpage.)
-Young physics students can learn what types of activities and programs they should be looking for. (If nobody told them what REUs are, they'll never know about them. But seeing this applicant did and "REU" and this one did "NUF" and this one did some program in Switzerland...)