In my opinion a University with family accomodation which is nice and quiet is good enough for me, like York or Durham. As long as the University lies within the top 20 for Physics in the UK I am not particularly bothered, the core content is generally the same.
The location and facilities...
From two seperate sources apparently the Top Ten Universities 2004 were:
1. Harvard University
2. Stanford University
3. University of Cambridge
4. University of California - Berkley
5. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
6. California Institute of Technology (Caltech)
There are so many people with similar stories, its quite amazing and interesting to see what people have done; quite an inspiration to people that are worried that they are too old or think they are stuck doing a Degree they are not truly interested in.
It isn't natural ability that does...
My brother picks up maths a lot better than I do, but I am prepared to do the hard work, I taught myself maths and physics at 19; I was not in any way a good student at school, disruptive at most times.
Mathematics definitely is not natural for me, but it just takes dedication to learn.
I personally think Theorists can save a lot of money, instead of wasting millions on experiments that can never happen due to certain laws or principles (laws only Theorists work hundreds of hours to apply to different ideas).
Theorists spend a lot of time thinking about things that can...
After many careful hours of painstaking research, I have compiled the most expansive physics experiment ever performed on Santa Claus. I hope you can give me the due credit when you show off your cute article. After all, it is my life, my thesis, my reason for existence on this blessed earth...
I was more getting at the point that people should enjoy doing maths either as maths or applying it to something they are interested in. Some people get attached to the idea of science fiction and don't actually recognise how much maths plays a role in physics.
Ah, just I know a few people that do physics Part-time and wished they had done it full time in their younger years.
Its not so much worrying I do, I just feel so much more at ease if I have a plan :)
I love maths, and I think anybody that is getting into Physics should genuinly enjoy...
I certainly didn't get into physics because of any popular books, it was more around watching programs like Star Trek and say "that would never work.." and other people sat in the room saying "Shh!". I always enjoyed mathematics in school and got great satisfaction in solving problems, but I...
At Durham University I am able to choose from these:
Physics BSc (Hons)
Physics MPhys (Hons)
Physics and Astronomy BSc (Hons)
Physics and Astronomy MPhys (Hons)
Theoretical Physics MPhys (Hons)
General Engineering MEng
People keep mentioning how hard the maths is in the book, but what background of maths do they have?
Could people tell me how good they are at maths so I can compare with me, see if I would be able to understand it. I obviously won't stand a chance if you are all undergraduates :)
Oh I only mentioned the Nobel Laureate because is it an award for creativity, I am in no way searching for fame myself. Nobel Prizes are awarded for originality in advanced thinking, I was merely getting at the point that there is nothing wrong with coming up with original ideas, keeps the mind...
I am wondering what the fundamental differences are between small Black Holes and more massive Black Holes, besides from one is smaller than the other :)
Event Horizon differences? Does a smaller black hole spin quicker than a more massive black hole? If so what is the gravitational effect of...
My uncle got his Computer Networking Degree, and in some ways he regrets it and always wished he had gone for physics; he is not doing a Part-time Physics Degree at the age of 45. I really could not learn physics part-time or as a hobby, but it is really hard for me to pick a Degree.
I will have a child by the time I go to University, so distance obviously restricts the Universities I will apply for, therefore restricting my course options.
At the moment I am thinking of Durham University, could you tell me what the typical hours are for a "typical" week. I am guessing it...
I figure that i'll just have to choose a Degree that I feel will suit me best, but is there any advice anyone can give me that might help me in this decision? Maybe cut my options down a little because of the A-Level subjects I have taken?
How many people Graduate and then study another Degree?
I withdrew from the RAF (Royal Air Force) with the dream of studying Physics.
The big problem I am faced with, as probably were many of you, was which Degree to choose?
My interests span such a large range of topics, from the Big Bang, to Superconducting, to Space Exploration (i.e...
Mark I have found that the less I know, the more "theories" (although usually just momentary thoughts) I seem to produce, but the more I know the less "theories" I think up; I still have hundreds of new thoughts about particular physics subjects "floating" around in my mind every day.