Sportsfan77777 wrote:In physics/astronomy, almost every paper that is submitted is accepted eventually.
I disagree. Anyone can submit a paper. PRL has acceptance rate of around 35%.
flobadobadie wrote:Pros: 1) It could help your application 2) They might want to know stuff like this. Cons: 1) Adcomms hate being bothered, and some Universities explicitly say not to email them after an application has been sent in, so it could equally hurt your application. What do people think? Yea or nay?
Probably you already have your answer and just want a confirmation. The pros definitely outweighs the cons. The administrative assistant who takes care of paperwork hates being bothers, not the professors on the admission committee who actually read your application.