I was just wondering what anyone has to say about doing graduate school for physics, but not wanting anything to do with the labs. Is is possible to go to grad school and do a phd without really getting too involved with lab work? I remember being in labs in physics 1 and 2 and I would let my group work on the experiments while I would work on solving the problems in the lab. And here is the thing, its not that I hate labs, but I just would like to work alone. Often my team would be so disorganized that I wouldn't want to participate in the labs. I just like all of the ideas in physics and the understanding and learning aspect, but not so much the lab stuff.