I doubt i'd be an Einstein at all. But that's not why I want to.
What about the individuals who are researching about space? Did they continue in their field until they switched to something else? I keep getting the idea that astrophysicist end up where they didn't plan to be (from my POV).
Let's just hope if I have to switch.. it'll be as a breeze as yours.
Another question: Would the name/reputation of a Uni/college affect your chances of employment/funding? Currently I plan to attend a very reputable university, but I could go to another one that isn't as well known but they...
Didn't you find the sudden switch from astrophysics to condensed matter physics to be overwhelming? Stressful?
I can't imagine myself focusing on one area than switching to something else.. especially in grad school.
This 'discovery' came during University yes? I'm assuming going into the 12th grade I won't fall inlove with anything, in fact, given who my teacher is I'll end up hating it all.
Jokes aside, define 'good enough'.
What other fields besides this?
Also: NGT (Neil deGrasse Tyson) one stated in a talk show that there are roughly 8,000 astrophysicists (or something like that) in the world.
If this were true, wouldn't job availability and demand for it be higher?
One can only assume it's not true?
Why condensed matter?
I understand computational skills are required... I began learning C++ yesterday and am in the process of writing a program that will quiz you and give you a final result... sounds easy but it's a challenge since I just started.
My ultimate goal is to get a Ph.D...
If you're familiar with "The Periodic Table of Elements" channel on YouTube (scientists from Nottingham University do cool things), a graduate student completely deleted his PhD thesis and started from scratch (he was very close to finishing). So these things are expected.
What are the...
Lots of people telling me to volunteer whenever I can. I'll try my best.
For a PhD.. you are basically researching and proving something to a committee who then grant you your PhD? I met a person not to long ago who told me basically her 4 years to spent to prove something to a bunch of...
Hm. Reading this thread makes me wonder if Astrophysics is what I thought it'd be. What happened to space stuff, learning about stars, supernovae etc? I don't want to do any of those you listed.. I want to research about the universe.. :bugeye:
UofT eh? I plan on going there next year for my undergrad. Interesting, I did not know programming would be a major part of being an astrophysicist. I'll have to start taking a look at programming... Would knowing PHP/HTML5/CSS3 help in the progress of learning it?
If you don't mind I ask, did...
I'm currently in the 12th grade of H.S. ; starting September (here in Ontario, Canada). This means that in 3 months I'll be deciding what universities to apply for, what to do with my life etc.
I've wanted to be an astrophysicist since I was 7. Ever since my teacher gave us a...