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Programs Good Universities for Quantum Gravity (phd)

  1. Jul 14, 2008 #1
    Can you tell me about good Math and physics departments has good faculties of mathematical physics or quantum gravity ? I will contact prof about phd information.
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  3. Jul 14, 2008 #2


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    I'll go over Canada, for quantum gravity:

    You best bet is these two (linked) places:
    Universities of Guelph/Waterloo: http://gwp.on.ca/research/index.html
    Perimeter Institute: http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/

    Some smaller research groups on QG are, among others, at:
    University of Western Ontario: http://www.apmaths.uwo.ca/theorphys.shtml
    University of Toronto: http://www.physics.utoronto.ca/research/subatomic/thep/people
    University of British Columbia: http://www.physics.ubc.ca/research/particle.php
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    You might want to specify where: which country, which region, if you have any preferences. Have you tried looking on the internet?
  5. Jul 14, 2008 #4
    I will choose Canada, usa, Uk

    Yes perimeter institute is a good choice. Lee smolin is there. Surfing net i have found in uk - Nottingham , York math department has good strength. In usa - Penn State.

    Dear Cristo,
    No i am not tired. I have been searching for few days. I have started this thread bcoz i will get some recommendation and comments from all of you. Bcoz i should choose i good one.
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  6. Jul 14, 2008 #5
    Thanks friend
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    Well, as always I like to hype up my own University (McGill). A lot of professors here seem to be doing interesting things in String Theory and Cosmology (although I'm not sure if that's exactly what you have in mind when you say Quantum Gravity). You should read some of the professor's pages under Theoretical High Energy here
  8. Jul 14, 2008 #7
    Thanks i will visit.. I am actually looking for Loop Quantum Gravity. Not String theory, although my user name is SuperStringBoy !:tongue2:
  9. Jul 15, 2008 #8
    Forgot to mention Louisiana State University ( for Jorge pullin) and UC riverside math dpt. for John Baez
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  11. Jul 18, 2008 #10
    Thanks robphy.its really interesting... Oh i need to appear physics sub gre... for perimeter inst....

    Is LQG developing much quicker in uk,canada,france than usa?
  12. Jul 20, 2008 #11
    Any more tips from anybody?
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    Have a Plan B in case pursuing Quantum Gravity doesn't work out for you.
  14. Jul 20, 2008 #13
    Good suggestion ... !:surprised
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