- #1

- 4

- 0

Well, to get straight to the point, I've got a BSc in electrical engineering and have developed an interest in theoretical physics. Since string theory and theoretical physics in general is heavy on math I was wondering if a possible way into the field of theoretical physics might be an

I know this would leave me short on the physics part, but I was thinking if you master the mathematical tools needed for calculating and computing advanced math/physics problems in general, and if you have the will and interest to pursue some serious self-education in physics, wouldn't it then somehow be possible to switch fields through let's say a PhD in math problems related to string theory or other similar theoretical physics fields (or maybe even earlier through the masters thesis)? If so, how would I proceed in terms of course selection and masters thesis (from above link) or is there some sort of administrative barrier barring you generally from entering any sort of "foreign territory" in scientific research even when like in physics and math the fields are heavily intertwined? Any guidance or advices regarding this would be greatly appreciated...

**MSc in Engineering Mathematics and Computational Science**? This is a masters programme that I'm eligible for as an EE unlike for MSc programmes in theoretical physics (my BSc in EE doesn't quite cut it there :uhh:), so in that sense it would save me a whole lot of time, money and hassle as opposed to starting from scratch with a BSc in Physics (well, starting from scratch is an oxymoron in this case since I'm already a few years older and short on funds from my previous studies :tongue2:)...**Engineering Mathematics and Computational Science**programme plan: http://www.chalmers.se/en/sections/education/masterprogrammes/programme-descriptions/engineering-mathematics/programme-plan [Broken]I know this would leave me short on the physics part, but I was thinking if you master the mathematical tools needed for calculating and computing advanced math/physics problems in general, and if you have the will and interest to pursue some serious self-education in physics, wouldn't it then somehow be possible to switch fields through let's say a PhD in math problems related to string theory or other similar theoretical physics fields (or maybe even earlier through the masters thesis)? If so, how would I proceed in terms of course selection and masters thesis (from above link) or is there some sort of administrative barrier barring you generally from entering any sort of "foreign territory" in scientific research even when like in physics and math the fields are heavily intertwined? Any guidance or advices regarding this would be greatly appreciated...

Last edited by a moderator: