Hi everybody.I am an international student and I want to specialise in high-energy physics theory. I feel quiet unconfident because the I just knew that the field is insanely competitive, so I really need your advice to guide me a bit, and any help will be greatly appreciated.
I will be applying to UK university for undergraduate education, but as I look through the profile posted in this site, it seems that research opportunities are quiet rare in UK universities, so I really hope someone could give me some advice on which university to choose.
I will apply to Cambridge, Imperial College London, University of Warwick, St Andrews university, and will all choose 'maths with physics' or 'theoretical physics'. I know Cambridge is good, but I am not sure about the other three universities. If I want to apply to top universities in US for HEP-th, which university do you advise me to apply to?
Also, is it possible to travel to US to do undergraduate research over summer in case there is no research opportunities in UK?
PS: I will attend UK university as an international student.