I'm a second Semester Sophmore Physics major, but my situation is a bit different that what you would expect. I actually only switched major to Physics last year so I'm only taking Freshman Physics courses. I'm confused about the whole Research thing. Firstly, how does it work? Are you assigned to work with a professor by your advisor and help him do research? Second, I doubt they would take somebody who is still taking basic Physics classes to help with real research, so when do you think that I should start trying to start doing Research. I understand that this is really important for a Physics major to get into a good graduate school so I want to start ASAP.