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Electronic engineering student needs help

  1. Jun 20, 2012 #1
    Being an electronic engineering,i want to pursue graduate study in physics after my graduation in electronic engineering.I'm interested in experimental particle physics/accelerator physics,but there is a thing,we have to choose a option to specialize in final year(e.g optoelectronic/signal and processing/integrated circuit),so i want to ask which would be the best prepared for my interest in physics.I have already got a minor in physics and having 2 semester research experience in EE,a summer in condensed matter experiment,but there is no any research opportunity in experimental particle physics/accelerator physics.=(
    i want to ask is there anything i can do to improve my situation besides prepare GRE,PGRE and GPA,THX
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  3. Jun 20, 2012 #2
    Sounds to me both are equally unrelated to particle/accelerator physics..
  4. Jun 20, 2012 #3
    I know some engineer in cern are doing accelerator physics.
    What knowledge do they have in electronic?
    I should apply to a MS in accelerator physics (e.g NIU)??
  5. Jun 21, 2012 #4
    How about my knowledge in electronic??
    Would it helps me to study accelerator physics???
  6. Jun 21, 2012 #5
    In my opinion, knowledge in electronics will be a great asset to work in CERN, but as the engineer, and not as the physicist.
  7. Jun 21, 2012 #6
    That means it is weird for a electronic engineer to participate in graduate research in experimental particle physics /accelerator physics??
    Would my minor in physics and my research skill in EE helps ??
  8. Jun 21, 2012 #7
    Well maybe you still can go to accelerator physics. Why not you go and search for it on the web? See what they look for in an experimental accelerator physicist. Or wait for someone working in/ familiar with that field to reply here.
  9. Jun 21, 2012 #8
    Actually i have searched for some information on web(at least for accelerator physics in NIU).Maybe NIU is the only school i could get in with my profile.Anyway,thanks for your comment.:smile:
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