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How to get into cosmolgy

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Hi guys,
I am a mechanical engineer. and i am working as a naval officer.. but i want to get into the profession of cosmology can any one suggest me how to get into that profession as i hv done mechanical engineering.
 

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Theoretical Cosmology is an area where many sub-divisions of physics play important role, such as relativity, QFT, statistical, etc. (Not very much familiar with experimental aspect but I assume it's very much close to astrophysics.)
I would suggest you to have a look at Scott Dodelson's Modern Cosmology, since that pretty much gives you a taste of what research in cosmology feels like. Cosmology by S. Weinberg is also a good read, though it is more concentrated on the theoretical side.
 
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thanx cloudy but cud i chang my profession.
 
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I think a lot of factors have to be taken into considerations before such kind of big decisions, like age, family, financial considerations and many more.
I'm just a PhD candidate trying to finish his phd years so I can't give any advices on career path. From what I learned on this forum and facts from former graduates in my department, it's tough (really really tough) to find a permanent job in this field (theoretical cosmology).
 

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