Hey guys, I'm an undergrad looking to do hep-th / mathematical physics in grad school, and have a free summer to kill. I have two options: a) Independent studies in QFT and GR. b) Research in hep-ph that won't be very mathematical, but will probably lead to a paper. If you were in my position, which would you choose? I've already done some astro research, but no high energy stuff. Seems like a tough call to me. Have you guys found the independent studies you've done worthwhile? Thanks all.