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Im 52 - is it too late to stucy physics

  1. Oct 6, 2009 #1
    Hi all

    As title. I would love to think that I can still do this as I have the time now that I never had. I understand maths and the basics of physics and spend a lot of time ready various physics books but have I left it just too late.

    Dont want to do this for any other reason than personal satisfaction

    Cheers all
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  3. Oct 6, 2009 #2
    Study as in independent study? Nope! You can do that at any age :) Heck, even if you wanted to get a degree I wouldn't say it's too late if it was for satisfaction. The only problem with age that people usually come up against is if they're over 40 and want to complete a PhD to become a professor; they two problems being that PhDs take a LONG time and professorships are extremely limited in number. But you should fine. Good luck in your studies!
  4. Oct 6, 2009 #3
    Go for it! You're a few years younger than me and I'm a sophomore physics major.
  5. Oct 6, 2009 #4
    I just finished an MS in physics at 47. We're the same age to one significant figure.
  6. Oct 8, 2009 #5
    HI all
    Thanks for the positive encouragement. I will be enrolling to start in January with the OU

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