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Do any of you have a phd in string theory/QED/Theoretical particle physics? 
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Jan1611, 10:47 PM

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I am interested in going down that path, and i was wondering if you have any advice? I mean like which schools i should aim for. I am aware that this would be better placed in academic advice, but no one gives advice about mathematical physics there, they all say to do something with better job prospects, like optics or matter. But to me, those options seem boring and very derivative!



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Jan1711, 03:06 AM

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Jan1711, 07:30 AM

PF Gold
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I'd try the part III of Cambridge not because of the contents (more or less the same in all campuses) nor the job prospects (negligible), but because of the number and, I expect, quality of students. Some years, you can find up to 80 students in the QFT lectures, which is encouraging (compare to six or ten students in a average postgraduate course).



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Aug111, 04:53 PM

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Do any of you have a phd in string theory/QED/Theoretical particle physics?



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Aug111, 05:47 PM

PF Gold
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#6
Aug211, 12:24 PM

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btw the lecture notes are available online http://www.damtp.cam.ac.uk/user/tong/qft.html
(I did Part III, but unfortunately was not interested in QFT at the time, so missed these courses) 


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