Last minute decision on Astronomy program, Maryland or BU

  • This has become our largest and most active forum because the physics GRE is just one aspect of getting accepted into a graduate physics program.
  • There are applications, personal statements, letters of recommendation, visiting schools, anxiety of waiting for acceptances, deciding between schools, finding out where others are going, etc.

User avatar
philosophysicist
Posts: 6
Joined: Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:24 pm

Last minute decision on Astronomy program, Maryland or BU

Postby philosophysicist » Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:40 pm

Coming soon
Last edited by philosophysicist on Fri Jan 24, 2014 4:06 am, edited 1 time in total.

m42
Posts: 11
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2011 3:28 pm

Re: Last minute decision on Astronomy program, Maryland or BU

Postby m42 » Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:46 am

Boston - so you can open up a spot at Maryland for me ;)

Seriously though, I think MD is limited in their exoplanet research. They appear to have more missions related to study of comets/dust in our own solar system. However they have a nice connection with Goddard, which would open many doors I presume. Boston has a solid star formation / radio astronomy group - not sure about their planetary expertise however. A partnership with the Discovery Channel Telescope is definitely a good thing too...

I've been focusing more on instrumentation and star formation, hopefully someone else looking into planetary schools will have a bit more info for you. And good luck on your decision!

pqortic
Posts: 398
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:24 am

Re: Last minute decision on Astronomy program, Maryland or BU

Postby pqortic » Fri Apr 15, 2011 7:24 pm

Definitely Maryland. you have no idea how much research is going on in that goddard center. you can be as specific as you want and find a scientist there working on the subject.

User avatar
InquilineKea
Posts: 301
Joined: Sun Mar 21, 2010 9:07 pm

Re: Last minute decision on Astronomy program, Maryland or BU

Postby InquilineKea » Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:10 pm

What about Maryland's possible connections with JHU and Boston's possible connections with MIT/Harvard?

pqortic
Posts: 398
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 9:24 am

Re: Last minute decision on Astronomy program, Maryland or BU

Postby pqortic » Sun May 01, 2011 11:25 pm

well, Maryland is already higher than JHU at least in the field philosophysicist mentioned. but that was another factor that he should have considered.




Return to “Prospective Physics Graduate Student Topics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests