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    Programs Joint Advisors in PhD program

    I'm curious if anyone has any experience working for two advisers, particularly in two different fields. In my case, I'd focus on synthesizing materials in a chem lab (that focuses on synthesis) and then working in a EE/physics lab that would focus on characterizing said material, in particular...
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    Mathematica Multiple 2D plots in Mathematica

    I posted this first in the hw section, but no one answered it. I figured this might be a better section.... I have multiple 1D data sets, lets call them data1, data2, data3, etc. Each data set has the same number of entries. Each one is either a row or a column (I can just use...
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    Plotting Multiple 2D graphs in mathematica

    Homework Statement I have multiple 1D data sets, lets call them data1, data2, data3, etc. Each data set has the same number of entries. Each one is either a row or a column (I can just use Transpose[...], so same] and when I use the ListPlot[] function, I get a graph where the vertical axis is...
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    REU Advice

    Your credentials are fine. The big issue is what the REU program is looking for. Some programs taking minority outreach very seriously and go after people who wouldn't consider science careers. Other programs view their REU as a pre-grad school so they can recruit the best students to their...
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    Patent attorney education background

    Two questions: 1. Can you get through undergrad and into law school doing a subject you really don't like/may not be very good at? 2. If you really don't like science, what makes you think you'll be good at being a science attorney? There are technically plenty of lawyers who can do patent...
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    How to emigrate to USA?

    NO! Now is the time to apply for doctoral programs if you want to enroll in Fall 2012.
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    Engineering switch to physics

    I'm a senior physics major at a large state university. I'm looking towards graduate school but have been looking for some jobs as a plan b just in case. I have several friends who are burned out by academics and are looking for full time jobs right now. From what I've gathered, physics majors...
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    Programs CS Major + Physics Minor useful?

    If you want to be a physicist, it won't be enough. Also, there's the issue of what exactly a minor requires you to do. At the University of Hawaii, a physics minor is just two additional upper level courses. You could get a minor without ever taking electromagnetism or quantum mechanics.
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    Schools Physical Chem vs. CM physics Graduate school

    I'm currently applying for various graduate schools in both physical chemistry and condensed matter physics. My undergraduate degree is a double major in both fields. I'm curious about what the differences between the departments (and, to an extent, fields) might be. In terms of research...
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    Dropping out of grad school - worth getting MS?

    keep in mind if you graduate with a masters, you are now technically an alumni of that school. Depending on the school, that can really open some doors.
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    Thinking of quitting chemistry to go to school for engineering

    I don't know if it fits your bill but consider looking into Boston University's LEAP program. And I'm sure your background in organic chem would could get a mat sci program somewhere...
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    Professor in two similiar areas

    If your interests are in meteorology, why does it matter if you have a professorship in physics if, as you say, meteorology is becoming its own separate department? And I've seen a lot of physical chemists do atmospheric research. Not sure what to make of it, but its something I wanted to...
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    Programs Considering PhD in experimental physics and facilities

    Like many, I'm applying to graduate schools in physics this fall. My interests lie in experimental condensed matter/physical chemistry, although I think this question applies to any field. As we all know, modern science is big and expensive. I was considering some smaller schools, but was...
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    How useful is probability?

    Not to hijack, but how much statistics do you need to do experiments/interpret the data? Can you get away with the simpler stuff: mean, standard deviation, confidence intervals, etc?
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    GPA: Can you be too perfect?

    Isn't that the point of letters of rec?
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    Engineering Any RECENT engineering or science grads working abroad?

    My friend recently (about 1 month ago) graduated with a mechE/chem degree. He has both American/French citizenship and speaks fluent French. I hope I don't butcher any details repeating his story. He has mostly been looking at larger companies (Siemens and some other ones I can't remember) and...
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    Can't decide between physics and chemistry

    I imagined that would effect chem e way more. The reason I heard the chem market was so bad was because big pharma was hurting and not doing much R&D. FDA regulations have made it pretty expensive to develop new drugs. I've been to Allergan and saw a LOT of empty hoods....
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    I realized my passion, and i realized reality. I need guidance from an expert .

    Oh and something Michael Dennin (a physics professor here at UCI) told us that might keep you working hard:
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    I realized my passion, and i realized reality. I need guidance from an expert .

    a 3.0 is bad, but not as horrible as you seem to make it out. For example, I'm looking at Duke's physics program right now. They had this question in their FAQ*: Now this surprises me because EVERY other graduate school says they won't really look at you unless you have a B average. If you...
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    Job Skills Declined Scholarship in Resume

    i would just do what other people are saying: Scholarship A Scholarship B (declined) etc obviously, this doesn't have to be the focal point of your resume/CV. But you DID accomplish something. The scholarship is proof that you got good grades/did good research/whatever. Who get's awards...
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    Programs How can one know if they'll enjoy being an engineering major?

    You're right. And most schools post a 50% retention rate (or something) for engr majors. Some schools take your view to the extreme and don't let undergrads declare majors for 1 or 2 years until they've tried something. I haven't tried cake, but it sure does look good. But you're right-- I may...
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    Schools Grad school & getting tied into a field of physics

    ^ great advice for your situation. 2 quick other tips: 1. look for related fields that overlap with quantum computing. It seems a lot of condensed matter fields have applications to quantum comp (things like frustrated magnetism? I've heard some NMR people mention applications to quantum...
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    How important is chemistry in physics?

    Well, I'm interested in spectroscopy and materials, so a chem/physics double makes sense for me. I don't exactly do work in astro, so im not 100%. it seems field dependent. And something I've noticed: physics people tend to have a really poor understanding of molecules (for example, they'll...
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    How important is chemistry in physics?

    double chem/physics here.... considering your interests in astrophysics, no. there are some semi useful topics (clever name mentioned a few) but you can learn them later in your astro program. or ask to take some physical chem labs.
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    Schools Summer school classes at 2 year college possible SCAM

    I don't know if this is the case here, but a local two year school near by tried to make certain topics (mostly math, some writing) more modular. For example, a normal algebra class might meet for 3 months and cover 10 chapters in a text. instead, you'd have every chapter be its own class and...
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    Particle to Nuclear

    It doesn't sound like he wants to work in nuclear engr per say. It seems he's curious about nuclear engr as a fall-back option, should his primary goals (academia?) not work out. @the op: I can't really help you, but I do like how you say "roll into XXXX field". =] I imagine it would be...
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    Cal State or UC?

    As a nearby UC student, this is very true for the lower division courses. But for upper division courses, I've seldom seen courses above 50 students (often because there aren't that many students trying to take quantum mechanics). If you were talking to some high school kid, I could understand...
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    Simple complex algebra problem

    Homework Statement \frac{\beta}{\alpha + i 2\pi f} = \frac{\alpha \beta}{\alpha^{2}+ 2 \pi f}- i \frac{2 \pi \beta}{\alpha^{2}+ 2 \pi f} Homework Equations complex conjugate: (a + ib) * (a - ib) = a^2 + b^2 The Attempt at a Solution If it matters, this is from a book on fourier...
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    What is the furthest you can throw something?

    This guy claimed he could throw a potato 100 yards. unfortunately, the article wikipedia cites seems to be down.