Applied or thoretical?

  • Thread starter torehan
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Hi all,
Most of the physics students are not sure about the way that he/she should follow after the graduation.

How should I make a decision? Which circumstances are effective on choosing the way I follow?

I'm triying to get some usefull information that i can get from experienced physicist.

Thank for your valuable information.



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There's no acid test that will definatively tell you which sub-field you are cut out for.

Some things that can help with making this decision:
- consider which topics in your classes you've found the most interesting
- which classes did you perform best in
- read journal articles and learn about the active areas of research in the different sub-fields
- if you do an honours research project, what aspects of that did you like or not like
- if possible try to find a summer position working for a professor
- go to departmental seminars
- join your undergraduate physics society and participate in events
- get to know some graduate students (often they are more than willing to provide advice to undergraduates)

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