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AMO Grad School

  1. Mar 2, 2008 #1


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    I finish my physics courses this semester. Then I will begin applying for graduate schools, and probably switch to a double major (math + physics), and take grad/math courses locally while I apply.

    I'm pretty sure my #1 preferred school is Boulder Colorado's university (because of my interest in AMO)

    Does anyone have input on other good AMO (atomic, molecular, optical) programs US-wide? I'm somewhat interested in Bose-Einstein Condensates, but I don't want to confine myself too much.
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  3. Mar 2, 2008 #2
    When I think of AMO, universities that come to mind (besides University of Colorado at Boulder, which you've already mentioned) include Harvard, MIT, and University of Maryland at College Park (which might seem out of place on this list at first glance, but not when you consider its proximity to NIST).
  4. Oct 24, 2008 #3
    Hulet's group at Rice (http://atomcool.rice.edu/) looks pretty good.

    My two cents: don't think "what school do I want to research at", think "what professor do I want to get my PhD with". If there's a school with 2-4 profs that look like you'd want to work with them, apply there.
  5. Oct 24, 2008 #4


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    Stanford too
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