Applied or thoretical?

  • Thread starter torehan
  • Start date
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.

ToreHan
Istanbul
 

Choppy

Science Advisor
Education Advisor
Insights Author
4,439
1,502
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)
 

Want to reply to this thread?

"Applied or thoretical?" You must log in or register to reply here.

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving
Top