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Academic and Research Programs in Science, Math and Engineering

  1. May 18, 2005 #1

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    High Energy and Particle Physics programs around the world (courtesy Cern)
    http://graybook.cern.ch/institutes/

    High Energy and Particle Physics programs in the US
    http://graybook.cern.ch/institutes/countries/US.html

    (thanks to Astronuc for the above two links)



    National Labs in the US :

    Sandia, NM
    Lawrence Berkeley, CA
    Argonne, IL
    Oak Ridge, TN
    Lawrence Livermore, CA
    Brookhaven, NY
    Fermilab, IL
    Los Alamos, NM
    Pacific Northwest, WA
    Jefferson Accelerator Facility, VA
     
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  3. May 18, 2005 #2

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    US : Grad Physics Programs, Rankings

    These are graduate program rankings provided by the National Research Council. Look at this list ONLY if you are applying to grad school. This means little to you if you are applying to college. Please use the following lists merely as rough guides for your decision-making process, when applying to graduate programs in the US.

    http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jnewton/nrc_rankings/area33.html
     
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  4. May 18, 2005 #3

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    US : Graduate Chemistry Programs, Rankings

    http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jnewton/nrc_rankings/area28.html
     
  5. May 18, 2005 #4

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    US : Graduate Math Programs, Rankings

    http://www.stat.tamu.edu/~jnewton/nrc_rankings/area31.html
     
  6. May 18, 2005 #5

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  8. May 24, 2005 #7

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  9. Jun 13, 2005 #8
    in connection with the math rankings...what's the basis of these rankings?? also wouldn't the rankings vary when you look at specific areas in mathematics(pure or applied)?
     
  10. Jun 13, 2005 #9

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    http://princetonreview.com/home.asp A good source if you wanted to know some info on a particular school or a program.

    http://www.bls.gov/ Information about salary of any particular field, as well as description of jobs and academic requirements to get into them.

    http://www.campusdirt.com/ A very good resource contributed by the alumni of any school you are interested in. Find out if the graduates were successful in finding a job and what they thought about their schools, professors, classes, etc

    http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/index.jsp Thinking of registering for a class? Make sure you read what those who walked the road before you have to say! Some professors are a lifetrap and will kill you with boredom - make sure not to become a victim.
     
  11. Jul 8, 2005 #10
    People who wanna do research in micro-electronics and nanotechnology :

    http://www.imec.be/

    marlon
     
  12. Apr 13, 2006 #11

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  13. Jun 12, 2006 #12

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    to mansi in post #8: obviously there are many different criteria to use, ans you should make your own criteria and researech these places by thoise to get a good fit for yourself.

    an often used criterion is: numbers of phd grads per year (favors big places and places which attract good students).

    also reputation amongst iother mathematicians as revealed by poll placement taken by AMS survey, but only every so many years, also favors places which are already famous, and fgreatly lags actual improvement or decline.

    you should look i think for who is there in the area you favor, and how much money they have to support you in your work, and how much free time they give you to work as opposed to spending your time teaching (also faviors big rich places).

    but you also need to know how many years they give you to graduate, how good and how friendly the other students are, for interaction. (obviously changes yearly but is influenced by tenor of the place as established by the department - are there student run seminars, do students have a say in things, do students get adequate, or ANY! training in teaching before being thrown in th classroom?)

    I never got a single bit of teacher training before beginning to teach over 30 years ago.

    if you can find it out you want to know how successful schools are at placing grads. that can depend on fame of school but also on energy and commitment of advisor. Phillip Griffiths now head of the IAS, used to be indefatigable in helping his (excellent) students get jobs after Berkeley grad school, phoning on their behalf, etc...

    In the present day climate of declining american enrollments in math and attempts to increase them, there are sopecial programs like VIGRE that favor us citizens. some of these are at smaller places like may Iowa or Kansas, I forget, as well as UGA (until last year). These things affect support levels and also change yearly. ask what the commitment is for support, and how renewal is decided.

    ask how many faculty have NSF or other grants to suport grad students? and what the university's own level of commitment is.
     
  14. Jun 12, 2006 #13

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  15. Sep 18, 2006 #14

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    Some UK stats

    OK - RAE 2001: http://www.hero.ac.uk/rae/

    Physics: http://www.hero.ac.uk/rae/rae_dynamic.cfm?myURL=http://195.194.167.103/Results/byuoa/uoa19.htm 5*A's: Cambridge, Imperial, Lancaster, Oxford

    Pure Maths: http://www.hero.ac.uk/rae/rae_dynamic.cfm?myURL=http://195.194.167.103/Results/byuoa/uoa22.htm 5*A's: Cambridge, Edinbugh

    Applied Maths: http://www.hero.ac.uk/rae/rae_dynamic.cfm?myURL=http://195.194.167.103/Results/byuoa/uoa23.htm 5*A's: Bristol, Cambridge, Warwick

    The next bout is in 2008... :biggrin:
     
  16. May 27, 2007 #15
    CUNY is rank 30 in math, nice
     
  17. Jun 2, 2007 #16
    what does it take to get into a top 25 school?
     
  18. Jun 2, 2007 #17
    ^ A rich parent?:confused:
     
  19. Jun 2, 2007 #18
    grad school
     
  20. Jun 2, 2007 #19
    dont worry, that only takes out about 24 of the top 25. Berkeley will take you in though.:rolleyes:
     
  21. Sep 13, 2007 #20
    Is there anyway to do research while still in high school?
     
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