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    Most difficult graduate physics core class?

    Grad level. I chose to list those particular courses because those are the core courses that all grads have to take at my college, but what's considered "core" might differ from college to college.
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    Most difficult graduate physics core class?

    I understand that a question like this is ill-defined, as it depends on the university's curriculum, the professor, the book chosen, the level of the other students in the class, and individual strengths and weaknesses. So each person might differ greatly from the next, but I wanted to see if...
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    Most difficult graduate physics core class?

    One of my teachers keeps on saying that her subject is one of the most difficult, without any proof, and she says this everyday, and it's getting old, so I thought I'd like to take an informal poll to determine the truth: What is the most difficult core class for physics graduate students out...
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    Women in math advice?

    You can certainly change majors to one where there is more women. But you'd still be a minority with regards to race. So you could end up changing majors, but still feel out of place because of race. While there are a lot of women who are English majors, you might want to check the...
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    Math needed for high energy physics?

    How important is measure theory for high energy physics? My math skills are poor compared to my physics knowledge, so I want to focus more time studying math rather than physics, but I don't know what type of math to study. I can't find any online video lectures of things like differential...
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    Selecting a research topic

    O no. I haven't talked to my professors yet. I wanted to be a little prepared so I asked here first. I'm just beginning supersymmetry, so I don't know much about it anyways besides 2 chapters from a general quantum field theory book (not a book just on supersymmetry, but a general QFT book- so...
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    Selecting a research topic

    Well supersymmetry is a hot topic, new articles and books come out, you hear people talking about them, so it's hard not to hear about it. But it does seem safer to work within the Standard Model, working within only experimentally verified physics (as much as possible), and then applying it...
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    Selecting a research topic

    How wise is it to make your Ph.D. topic on something that can be disproven experimentally maybe in a year or two? I tried to make this question as general as possible, so that it can apply to others who have the same question. Specifically, if I do some calculations or theoretical work in...
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