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Grad School and Field

  1. Nov 9, 2009 #1
    I'm about to apply grad school and I'm trying to get an idea of the field I would like to go into within physics. I'm pretty good with theory but I really prefer hands on work. I would also like to specialize in a topic in which it is easy to find research work that is not related to defense. Space exploration and the environment are two topics that I find particularly interesting.

    I have a lot of computer science experience and I have thought about going into Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering but I get the idea there isn't a lot of hands on work in these field. Lately I have been leaning more towards programs in applied physics but I feel like my focus should be a little more narrow than simply applied physics.

    Any input or ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. Nov 9, 2009 #2


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    Have you thought about medical physics?
  4. Nov 10, 2009 #3
    No, I hadn't even thought about that. I have been looking for something with an interdisciplinary component which medical physics certainly has. I will definitely look into it further.
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