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    Monte Carlo neutron slab model

    Hi Mathman! many thanks, I'm working on an Event-based Monte Carlo code - i.e the tracking of individual particles in a medium so I'm not sure where/how I derive the conversion factor for source strength to number of particles in order to compare it to the deterministic equations. For example...
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    Monte Carlo neutron slab model

    Hi All, Trying to write a simple Monte Carlo code for mono energetic neutrons in a steady state slab geometry in one-dimension. Their is an incident source on the left hand side of the slab and its of length L. I understand how to work out the path length and scattering angles based on...
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    Fortran FORTRAN Programming Error: Incomparable ranks 0 at and 1 in assignment.

    thanks guys, but I have played around with making newsum and oldsum scalars - however its still not working!? Any ideas. Thanks guys!
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    Fortran FORTRAN Programming Error: Incomparable ranks 0 at and 1 in assignment.

    Hi guys having a problem with my code, FORTRAN keeps stating: lambda(k+1)=(newsum/oldsum) Error: Incomparable ranks 0 at and 1 in assignment. The code is below: subroutine powerit(a,b,c,E,n) implicit none real, intent(in) :: E real, intent(inout) ...
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    Physics I'm told that theoretical physicist can go into investment banking

    So is it always advisable to take the harder quantum stuff than the applied math stuff? And are there any good quant grad schemes it there if I choice not to do a Phd?
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    Physics I'm told that theoretical physicist can go into investment banking

    I think you hit the nail on the head! My life is physics (quantum and astro) but I've realised very early on that academia is a dead end. I didn't want that passion to later on hurt my career so I wanted to make sure that I can chose a field that allows me to both study my passion and have a...
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    Physics I'm told that theoretical physicist can go into investment banking

    Thanks two-fish, you explain it a lot better than I do. One question when you say: What is it about string theorist? Presumable they don't have the computational skills required? and dose that mean there is hope for theorists to get into IB say with a summer placement or two? Otherwise like I...
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    Physics I'm told that theoretical physicist can go into investment banking

    Possibly - not sure it had the desired effect though :). No, I agree they should not refuse people - but the fact remains there are not enough jobs and its is an overcrowded market, that said it falls to the Phd student themselves to make sure that they devolve the skills they need to get a...
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    Physics I'm told that theoretical physicist can go into investment banking

    Hi Mépris! I was using the bar job as an general example and not referring to any one person specifically. As an undergrad I had the opportunity to do a year long placement in the states and met a several of PhD's who were struggling to find work after their PhD several of them we...
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    Physics I'm told that theoretical physicist can go into investment banking

    This is very very true and a skill I need to work on :) Sorry I didn't explain myself very well :). As Twofish said most physicist don't aim to go into investment banking and that's certainly try of me. I would like to complete a PhD in something like numerical GR, dark matter...
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    Physics I'm told that theoretical physicist can go into investment banking

    Thanks Twofish I really appreciate the advice! Numerical relativity is something that I’ve always wanted to go into but didn’t know that you could use your skills in IB. How important is the Brand name of the school? I noted that neither Imperial or oxford do not do much in the way of numerical...
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    Physics I'm told that theoretical physicist can go into investment banking

    Hi guys so I'm told that theoretical physicist can go into investment banking. How true is this still? I have an offer to do the Quantum fields and fundamental forces (QFFF) Msc course at imperial its suppose to be very good - however it contains no computational modules. I do have the option to...
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    This is a common question but

    Does anyone have an answer to this question?!
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    MSc in Quantum Fields and Fundamental Forces at ICL

    Hi LuRu, I'm also on the course. Not sure what to expect either :/. I've just finished my astrophys degree at Southampton Uni, which uni are you from? I wouldn't be too nervous they offered you the place and so must believe you are capable of doing it. ttfn
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    Programs PhD and job offer, which one?

    What course and/or university did you graduate from??
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