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If you wanted to specialize in another subfield

  1. Feb 13, 2015 #1
    ... what schools would you have considered but didn't? Alternatively, what schools would you have crossed off your list?

    This question is addressed to those who once contemplated a different subfield while applying to PhD programs, or those already in a PhD program.

    I'll start: if I wanted to become a particle experimentalist (rather than a theoretical particle cosmologist), I would have applied to Yale without fail, and I wouldn't have considered WUSTL, Vanderbilt or Dartmouth at all.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2015
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  3. Feb 16, 2015 #2
    Why is that?
  4. Feb 16, 2015 #3
    Yale had what I would want in an experimental particle group, while WUSTL, Dartmouth had no particle experimentalist at all, and I hated CMS (hence no Vanderbilt and no Minnesota either)
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