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    Cold atoms research

    What do you mean by "cold atoms?"
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    Asking for Ye ole Guidance and Opinion

    You're a LAW student and you can't do word problems? Seriously??? They're rarely anything more than logic problems...
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    Schools Questions about graduate school stipends

    True and true. We had no problem living on one grad student stipend and my part-time salary--combined about $40K/year--in a medium cost-of-living area (rent $600/month). In fact, we even managed to save several thousand dollars the first year we were married.
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    Admissions Applying to just ONE grad program?

    Ultimately, that's what I would like to do. However, I gave up a lot--at my husband's urging, mind you--to do the stay-at-home parent thing. It wasn't what I wanted to do. In fact, moving to this city wasn't my idea, either (I wanted him to accept the gig on the opposite coast). He and I...
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    Admissions Applying to just ONE grad program?

    I have to worry about money since preschool and daycare aren't cheap. Around here, it's to the tune of $1,500/month. Not exactly chump change.
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    Admissions Applying to just ONE grad program?

    He's a low-level faculty member, but not tenure-track. And he's in a different department than I am.
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    Admissions Applying to just ONE grad program?

    Applying to just ONE grad program??? I'm applying to just ONE grad physics program, and a top 20 one at that (my husband is at this school, and we have a young kid, so it's this school or no school...we don't have the resources/freedom for me to commute or live elsewhere or pay tuition...
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    General GRE?

    I posted before about possibly retaking the physics GRE, but now I have a question about the general GRE. First of all, I took the general GRE years ago, and scored well as I recall, but ETS drops scores after 5 years, so I have to retake the booger :mad: I mean, there are sooooo many other...
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    I hate Linear Algebra

    I agree. I took every linear algebra course our school had, voluntarily. If I could have majored in just linear algebra, I would have. :tongue:
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    Testing Retake Physics GRE?

    I would totally consider medical physics. Is there much of a demand for medical physicists? I keep getting contradictory information on this. Some sources say that we need more and that employment opportunities are ample; other sources say that the market is already "oversaturated" with...
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    Do you really have to be the top 1% in your class to shoot for prestige programs?

    Honestly, some people are just gifted. My husband is one of them. My husband (though not myself, unfortunately :frown: ) was one of those people. In fact, during one of his engineering classes (he studied both engineering and physics as an undergrad), his professor sat down behind him during...
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    Testing Best guide book for cat examination

    You mean, for the general GRE exam (the computer-adaptive GRE)? I'm studying for this right now, too. I've been attending those free Kaplan seminars around campus (if you have a Kaplan place near you) and checking out books from the public library. Barron's has a great word book ("Essential...
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    Courses Is it common for people to retake a course in order to boost their GPA?

    From my experience at the couple schools I've attended, one could only retake a course IFF he received a C or below. Thus, you wouldn't be able to turn a B into an A, for example. Though you could turn a D into a B (though both grades still remain on your transcript for all the world to see).
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    Testing Retake Physics GRE?

    I'm sure this has been posted by, like, a gazillion other people, but I'd also like an evaluation. Goal: Physics PhD (the PhD is primarily for my own personal benefit...I know that I could work with just a Masters, but I really, really, really want my PhD). Overall undergrad GPA...
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