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Zapped17

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Hello!

As the topic suggests, atm I am a math grad student, beginning my 2nd and last year after the summer. Note that I have allmost taking more physics courses than math courses during my first year, and to me theoretical physics research seem more appealing than pure math research.

Would like to do teaching math (for adults like community college or uni lvl), and/or do Phd in some theoretical/mathematical physics.

Have started to thinking more about doing research in physics and liking that subject more and more, and to get a Noble prize in physics are actually one of my biggest dreams.

Have 3 options atm:

(1) do 1 masters in pure math (1 yr programme),

(2) do 1 master in theoretical physics (1yr programme and 1 master in pure math (2 yr programme),

(3) change programme to 1 master in theoretical physics (2 yr programme).

Note that option (1), (2), and (3) should all take the same time (2 years) before I will be done.

But the problem is that I need at least a Msc in math in order to become a adult teacher in mathematics, and i would guess that the best option for physics research is option (3). Since the thesis of option (3) is longer (20 weeks), compared to option (2) (10 weeks) and with a longer thesis I can imaging that it will be more research based.

Do you think its still possible to do research in theoretical physics with option (1) and/or (2)?

If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Or do you have any insights?

Kind regards.

As the topic suggests, atm I am a math grad student, beginning my 2nd and last year after the summer. Note that I have allmost taking more physics courses than math courses during my first year, and to me theoretical physics research seem more appealing than pure math research.

Would like to do teaching math (for adults like community college or uni lvl), and/or do Phd in some theoretical/mathematical physics.

Have started to thinking more about doing research in physics and liking that subject more and more, and to get a Noble prize in physics are actually one of my biggest dreams.

Have 3 options atm:

(1) do 1 masters in pure math (1 yr programme),

(2) do 1 master in theoretical physics (1yr programme and 1 master in pure math (2 yr programme),

(3) change programme to 1 master in theoretical physics (2 yr programme).

Note that option (1), (2), and (3) should all take the same time (2 years) before I will be done.

But the problem is that I need at least a Msc in math in order to become a adult teacher in mathematics, and i would guess that the best option for physics research is option (3). Since the thesis of option (3) is longer (20 weeks), compared to option (2) (10 weeks) and with a longer thesis I can imaging that it will be more research based.

Do you think its still possible to do research in theoretical physics with option (1) and/or (2)?

If you were in my shoes, what would you do? Or do you have any insights?

Kind regards.

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