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How to get into cosmolgy

  1. Sep 2, 2012 #1
    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.
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 3, 2012 #2
    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.
  4. Sep 4, 2012 #3
    thanx cloudy but cud i chang my profession.
  5. Sep 4, 2012 #4
    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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