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How many theoretical physicists are there

  1. May 20, 2012 #1
    I'm not interested in becoming a theoretical physicist, that would be ridiculous, but I am curious to know how many TP are there, how many PHD degrees are awarded each year, how many applicants are there for a PHD per year and how many applicants are there for a masters in theoretical physicists versus how many are accepted.
     
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  3. Jun 2, 2012 #2
    I am TP.
     
  4. Jun 2, 2012 #3
    Here are some general stats

    http://www.aip.org/statistics/trends/emptrends.html

    There are about 1000-1500 physics Ph.D.'s awarded each year.
     
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