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Chosing College For Particle Physics And Cosmology

  1. Apr 22, 2013 #1
    I am an aspiring physicist. My main interests are Particle Physics, Cosmology and Black hole physics. I am going to join a college this year for the same. I applied to two colleges and got selected. University of Lancaster and University of Birmingham. I have applied for the course - Physics with Particle Physics and Cosmology.
    http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/student.../physics/physics-particle-cosmology-msci.aspx
    http://www.lancs.ac.uk/study/underg...rticle-physics-and-cosmology-mphys-hons-f373/

    So which one is better? Which one should i choose? And why?
     
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  3. Apr 24, 2013 #2
    Both look like very good courses, it may come down to Birmingham vs. Lancaster as places to live for four years! Do you want to live in a big, noisy, ugly*, multicultural, city or a small, quiet, beautiful, rather insular, town. What are your spare-time interests? If climbing, walking, or quietism are your obsessions, then obviously Lancaster. If classical music, football, or clubbing, then Birmingham...

    * some parts are quite nice, including Edgbaston, the Birmingham campus area :)
     
  4. Apr 24, 2013 #3
    Thankx dude.
    But both are not same. The cosmology group in lancaster is purely theoretical. And in birmingam i dont quite see a cosmology group. Its there but nothing good about it. And birmingham focusses on experimental particle physics more than theoretical. While lancaster provides a balance between both. But lancaster is not involved in as many experiments as birmingham is. Also as you said birmingham is a better coty(i like noise and football and stuff). So its killing me. How to decide.
     
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