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RasslinGod

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so I am currently an ug, and I've been offered positions to do particle physics research. The thing that is turning me off is that it's mostly computational work in C++. I don't know how much i'll enjoy working at the computer all day, but the idea of studying what makes up matter is interesting in of itself. So there's a bit of a dillema where it can be boring on one end but exciting on the other.

Ive also been told that graduate students do a lot of computational work in particle physics too. (i haven't been able to find hardware related work, so computation is my only option.)

So I am wondering if anyones done this sort of computation research? Did you find it really interesting and intellectuality stimulating? Was it worthwhile? What was it that you liked most about it?