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astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Sat Jan 16, 2010 2:32 am

it's about that time of year again! update if you hear of anybody getting replies from any schools

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby astro2009 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 7:43 pm

accepted by ohio state astro jan 11

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby grae313 » Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:09 pm

astro2009 wrote:accepted by ohio state astro jan 11


Congrats! I see that's your first post, so please do post a profile in the stickied profiles thread!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Thu Jan 21, 2010 5:56 am

Wisconsin has started to email acceptances 1/20

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Sun Jan 24, 2010 6:39 pm

According to the profiles thread, Penn State has started calling people 1/24.

Where's my phone call Penn State? You are such a tease.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby eap » Tue Jan 26, 2010 2:06 am

unrelated wrote:According to the profiles thread, Penn State has started calling people 1/24.


Hey, that was me; I'm "people." :D I have no idea if they do them all at once, so good luck, unrelated!

I haven't heard from Wisconsin, though. Let's call it even.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Tue Jan 26, 2010 4:14 pm

ah, was called yesterday by penn state! the conversation was awkward, i was trying to explain i understand how important it was that i reply to them promptly once i made a decision, and i think the professor on the phone took that as meaning 'i'm probably going somewhere else' (which isn't untrue i guess).

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby bibimbop » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:40 pm

Apparently UCSC astro has started inviting people to do Skype interviews (my friend got one). I'm also astrophysics, but I applied to the physics department, so I have to wait a bit longer

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby ultraballer2000 » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:08 pm

Wait, do most astro programs have interviews first before accepting?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby bibimbop » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:09 pm

I don't think so? UCSC astro usually does though

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:07 am

yeah UCSC is the only school i've ever heard of that does that

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby YellowXDart » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:37 am

Holy *** you guys can't do this to me! First of all, UCSC is one of my top choices, so now I'm going to be incredibly neurotic that I haven't received an interview invitation (yet?). Additionally, I JUST DYED MY HAIR PINK. Something I'm sure they'll notice over an interview. Eeek, time to go out and buy a wig!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby kroner » Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:50 am

Look up a pink colored galaxy or nebula or something and then in the interview explain to them you were inspired by that.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby noojens » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:00 am

haha, that is hilarious.

but c'mon, if you died your hair pink you must be pretty confident. just roll with it.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby ultraballer2000 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:17 am

kroner wrote:Look up a pink colored galaxy or nebula or something and then in the interview explain to them you were inspired by that.


this.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby bibimbop » Wed Jan 27, 2010 4:06 am

YellowXDart wrote:additionally, I JUST DYED MY HAIR PINK


was this before or after you tattooed the free-space Maxwell Equations on your [insert body part]? :mrgreen:

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby YellowXDart » Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:29 am

"The indescribable beauty of Centaurus A inspired me to integrate the look and feel of a galaxy into my own appearance. As a result, I have dyed my hair pink. Thank you."

That would get me in the door for sure! :lol:

The Maxwell's Equations tattoos came a couple summers ago, but they're on my shoulders so I can hide them if I want to. Who knows what kind of crochety old artifacts are still sitting on admissions boards at some of these universities.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby geshi » Wed Jan 27, 2010 12:31 pm

YellowXDart wrote:The Maxwell's Equations tattoos came a couple summers ago, but they're on my shoulders so I can hide them if I want to. Who knows what kind of crochety old artifacts are still sitting on admissions boards at some of these universities.


I've been thinking about getting a physics tatoo for a long time. I just can't decide what I want or where. I've limited it to "somewhere on my back." Maxwell's equations is a pretty excellent choice :-P (although I'm not going to go with that one).

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby YellowXDart » Wed Jan 27, 2010 1:19 pm

geshi wrote:I've been thinking about getting a physics tatoo for a long time. I just can't decide what I want or where. I've limited it to "somewhere on my back." Maxwell's equations is a pretty excellent choice :-P (although I'm not going to go with that one).


Physics tattoos are totally boss.

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/ ... -emporium/

http://talklikeaphysicist.com/category/ ... s-tattoos/

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby YellowXDart » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:37 pm

Back to the original purpose of this thread:

I just got an acceptance email from Arizona State!

It's definitely not my #1 choice but still a good program, and an acceptance letter will definitely make the next 2 months of waiting more bearable.

:D :D :D

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby ultraballer2000 » Wed Jan 27, 2010 10:59 pm

Very nice! I do hear they have an awesome program.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby geshi » Thu Jan 28, 2010 12:41 am

YellowXDart wrote:Back to the original purpose of this thread:

I just got an acceptance email from Arizona State!

It's definitely not my #1 choice but still a good program, and an acceptance letter will definitely make the next 2 months of waiting more bearable.

:D :D :D


Very nice. I applied there last year (for physics). They never got back to me with a decision however. I was on the waiting list until May, at which point I stopped asking.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby ultraballer2000 » Thu Jan 28, 2010 1:18 am

I applied there for an REU last year, I think. I totally didn't hear back from them either.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:44 pm

Email 1/28 from UIUC asking some more questions about my application.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby bibimbop » Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:58 pm

unrelated wrote:Email 1/28 from UIUC asking some more questions about my application.


UIUC astro or UIUC physics?
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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby Ryalnos » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:26 pm

This is the astronomy thread :roll:

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby bibimbop » Thu Jan 28, 2010 6:27 pm

Ryalnos wrote:This is the astronomy thread :roll:


And I'm an astrophysics kid... I just applied to physics departments where possible :wink:. There's definitely department ambiguity for astrophysics (as opposed to astronomy proper)

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Thu Jan 28, 2010 9:50 pm

Astronomy. Did anyone else get this email?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby YellowXDart » Fri Jan 29, 2010 4:19 pm

Just got an email from Case Western Reserve... I'm IN!!!

After all the horribleness I went through last year, I'm so shocked to have 2 acceptances already! Time to get drunk.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby geshi » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:59 pm

YellowXDart wrote:Just got an email from Case Western Reserve... I'm IN!!!

After all the horribleness I went through last year, I'm so shocked to have 2 acceptances already! Time to get drunk.


Woot! Congrats! I got drunk the night I got my first acceptance. A forced year off wasn't fun for me (sounds like it wasn't fun for you either :-P). Maybe I should get drunk again tonight!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby eap » Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:30 am

Got an acceptance email from Florida today, woot woot!

I take it nobody's heard from Hawaii?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby bibimbop » Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:03 pm

here comes february! best wishes for everyone :)

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby ultraballer2000 » Mon Feb 01, 2010 3:20 am

Let's do it! Ready.. set.. waiting!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby quizivex » Mon Feb 01, 2010 4:57 am

If the waiting game is getting boring, you may want to pass some time browsing the classic threads from 2008... we were just as nervous, frustrated and panicky as you, but we spilled it all over the forum, lol.

X-rated

There were so many feuds and complaints that the main posters all left the forum at some point.

Twistor hosts intellectual debate over the Free-Rice vocab program

Hilarious reference to Stephen Hawking

Most famous PGRE.com post ever! Cryptic words left by a divine being. We begged him to return and decipher the meaning of his original post but he didn't come back...

Until months later...

Summary of top 2008 quotes

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:01 pm

according to thegradcafe, UT-Austin has started emailing acceptances

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby bibimbop » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 pm

rejected from Princeton astrophysics :(

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Mon Feb 01, 2010 5:11 pm

Rejected by Princeton 2/1. At least there's no chance of me living in New Jersey!

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby noojens » Mon Feb 01, 2010 7:36 pm

haha, way to stay positive :)

eff this waiting game, gah.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby SolarS » Mon Feb 01, 2010 9:47 pm

Accepted to University of Michigan today! (2/1)

At least, I got an email asking for me to schedule a visit and that "by now" I should have received the acceptance email.

I've been a bit skittish about posting my profile in the relevant thread, but I suppose I probably should now. Still waiting on 7 other schools!

Edit: Actually, I was supposed to be accepted on 1/26, but the email was sent to the wrong address. Might as well be accurate.
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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby johnpauljones » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:03 pm

unrelated wrote:Rejected by Princeton 2/1. At least there's no chance of me living in New Jersey!


I'm still hoping my application to be on next season's cast of Jersey Shore got there on time.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby noojens » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:08 pm

SolarS wrote:Accepted to University of Michigan today! (2/1)

At least, I got an email asking for me to schedule a visit and that "by now" I should have received the acceptance email.

I've been a bit skittish about posting my profile in the relevant thread, but I suppose I probably should now. Still waiting on 7 other schools!

Post it! You know you've enjoyed reading other peoples' profiles :)

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby emtilt » Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:24 pm

I got in to Florida and Texas (Austin). Haven't heard from the other 13 I applied too (which included UCSC and Wisconsin, so this thread has me worried about those).

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby YellowXDart » Tue Feb 02, 2010 11:16 am

emtilt wrote:I got in to Florida and Texas (Austin). Haven't heard from the other 13 I applied too (which included UCSC and Wisconsin, so this thread has me worried about those).


I was wondering about the whole skype interview from UCSC rumor. Nobody has received an interview invitation firsthand on either here or thegradcafe.com, so I'm curious if this is even true. Does anybody know somebody personally who was asked for an interview from UCSC?

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby bibimbop » Tue Feb 02, 2010 12:02 pm

YellowXDart wrote:
emtilt wrote:I got in to Florida and Texas (Austin). Haven't heard from the other 13 I applied too (which included UCSC and Wisconsin, so this thread has me worried about those).


I was wondering about the whole skype interview from UCSC rumor. Nobody has received an interview invitation firsthand on either here or thegradcafe.com, so I'm curious if this is even true. Does anybody know somebody personally who was asked for an interview from UCSC?


I personally know 2 people who got interview invites from UCSC astro last week

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby emtilt » Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:04 pm

Ugh, that's depressing. Further update: Looks like I got into Wisconsin. It says on my status page that I have been "recommended by the Department for acceptance" pending "approval by the Graduate School."

UPDATE: Officially accepted to Wisconsin-Madison.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby ddubs » Tue Feb 02, 2010 3:37 pm

In regards to UCSC, I also know two people that have confirmed skype interviews. They're both classmates of mine.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby eap » Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:38 pm

I think all these alleged classmates should be encouraged to post their profiles sometime.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby ultraballer2000 » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:17 pm

Apparently according to thegradcafe, someone got a rejection call from harvard astrophysics. It seems kind've weird to call someone and tell them they're rejected though.

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby unrelated » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:36 pm

equally importantly, according to thegradcafe, Arizona has started sending out acceptances

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Re: astronomy updates/acceptances

Postby YellowXDart » Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:46 pm

ddubs wrote:In regards to UCSC, I also know two people that have confirmed skype interviews. They're both classmates of mine.


Damn, what a shame. Denial can be a fairly effective coping mechanism.




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