Hi guys!,
I am in a kind of dilemma and wanted to know your opinion.
I am from a very small european country and came to US for a PhD in a respectable university (top 50 in all world rankings).
I just finished my PhD in mathematical modeling of turbulent flows and applied for different...
This is not true. I could not find information about other german universities in the world top 100, but I think LMU Munich and TU Munich are at least as selective as Heidelberg is:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heidelberg_University
"In the winter-semester 2006/2007, the university...
I do not think that Germany is bad at all. Of course, at the beginning of last century it was the center of the world, but due to the current concurrence, it is difficult to any country to have such an incredible dominant position.
I think that the fact that we do not see german universities...
What I know about Germany, is that, as a whole, there are three Universities which are consistently ranked at the top of German universities (and top 20 Europe): LMU Munich, TU Munich and Heidelberg. The order depends on the specific ranking.
I do not really know about all the areas of...
It is computational physics xD...
However, if you really want to classify it as either experimental or theoretical physics, I would say it depends on what you actually do...
If you are just running a code and focussing in the analysis of the results, than it is more experimental. But if you...
Hi guys,
I studied mechanical engineering and I am currently a graduate student (turbulence modeling).
I am interested in the more formal/mathematical aspects of fluid dynamics, which are mainly worked in mathematical faculties and I would like to know if someone knows/have an idea about...
Hi guys!
Well, when I was a B.Sc and/or a M.Sc student I used to solve lots of exercises from books in order to prepare myself for exams. I was really familiar with many methods for solving ODE and PDE by hand and I was comfortable by doing it.
But since 3 years I am only working in research...
You are always talking about applications and people who want to learn physics/mathematics for using it in those applications and yes, these persons are engineer from any point of view.
But, again, I am not talking about them. I am talking about people developing numerical methods and...
I think you are who has a misconception.
You are talking about people using models in order: "to know, in exquisite detail, what happens to a spacecraft" or "to know, in exquisite detail, how a rocket works". And yes, they are engineers.
But I am talking about somone doing things like...
I suspect you did not get the point of what I am asking.
I am not saying that engineers are stupid or that they do not use science and mathematics. I am saying that, at least for me, an engineer is someone who is doing engineering (or at least has done it in some point of his life) and in...
Researchers in fluid mechanics: "engineers", "Physicists" ?
Dear all,
I was reading the book "Turbulent flows" of S. Pope and I went to his website at Cornell and started to see his work. In case you do not know him, I can tell you that his work is 100% applied mathematics and fluid physics...
Hi!
I would like to know your opinion about an eventual jump from a PhD in mathematical modeling of turbulent flows to a postdoc in astrophysics?
Do you think something like this is possible? or the only option is to do a second PhD?
Thanks in advance for your answers =).
And what about a jump from a PhD in mathematical modeling of turbulent flows to a postdoc in astrophysics? Do you think something like this is possible? or the only option is to do a second PhD?
I know that there are many reasons why university rankings are not a "valid" source of information, but I would really like to know your opinion regarding the following questions:
1) Which ranking do you think it is better (more valid)?.. why? (Arwu, QS, THES, other)
2) How high should be...
Hi Guys!,
I am new in the forum and I want to ask for some advice regarding my carrier path. Here is my story in short:
I am a third year PhD student (mathematical modeling of turbulent flows). I finished my B.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering) in the best 20% of my generation and went for a...