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High energy Physics?

  1. Aug 3, 2015 #1
    Hello! I'm in my 3rd year of my bachelor degree in physics engineering and I'm thinking about taking a master degree in High energy Physics somewhere preferably in europe, could you recommend me some universities with a good program?

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  3. Aug 3, 2015 #2

    Orodruin

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    There are many good institutes in Europe as well as in other places. You may want to chose according to what subfield you are most interested in. Also note that anyone giving you advice on this matter is going to be somewhat biased by personal experience and scope. The field is too big to have a complete overview of all universities offering master programmes in it.
     
  4. Aug 4, 2015 #3

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    A possibly resource is

    http://arxiv.org/

    Browse through this web site, find some papers that look interesting, and find out where the authors are located. You could, if you have some spare time, "hit the ground running" as it were, by studying up on the subject you are interested in before applying.

    Once you have some possibilities, then Google up those authors and those schools.

    Contact the schools you are interested in. Before you apply, make sure there is a prof who can be your supervisor. Ask about scholarships you can apply for. Lots of scholarships will not consider you unless you apply. Find out what those schools want for admission. If you have some strong candidates, find the prof you are interested in and email him and ask what his thoughts are on taking you as a student. Be sure you let him know when you would be available, and what degree and subject you are interested in.
     
  5. Aug 4, 2015 #4

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    I am not sure I would recommend reading the arXiv this way. First of all, the papers you will find are not necessarily peer reviewed and as a layman it may be difficult to separate what is actually worth reading. Second, there is a lot of papers on arXiv (just hep-ph has between 10 and 40 submissions every day) and selecting what to read may be a daunting task in itself. I would rather look up some nice review articles on subjects you wish to know about. Try to find published ones or ones prepared for summer schools. Usually you will be able to find these reviews on the arXiv as well, but it is a specific targeting of reviews rather than browsing and trying to find something of interest.
     
  6. Aug 5, 2015 #5
    EPFL, ETHZ, Imperial College London, and the University of Cambridge off the top of my head (most of the HEP stuff for the latter is in the maths division).
     
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