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How to find an interesting research problem?

  1. Dec 23, 2015 #1
    Hello,every one

    I am now a Phd student on particle accelerators in China. My tutor's interest is on more engineering things like machine design and running, but I'm tired of arranging magnets. I want to do more research on new physics ideas instead of becoming one doing machine designs.
    So, How could I find an interesting research topic, and do a good job?
    Could someone give me advice?
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  3. Dec 23, 2015 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Welcome to PF;
    As a PhD student you are usually expected to be helping another researcher with whatever they are doing.
    You need to talk to the researchers in your college, look through college publications to see who is doing what ... i.e. you need to research.
    You will probably find the various department web sites are helpful.

    Also talk to other PhD students and post-docs from other areas if you can.
    Most people are pretty keen to talk about their research.
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