It's really a question of whether research is for me or not. I don't know the answer because I haven't had a chance to research full time. I hope Physics forum may give me some guidance and advice.(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I am a sophomore in college majoring in Computational Physics, because I love Physics and I like programming. Programming seems to be a gateway to everything in today's technological world. Recently I am helping my professor on some calculation for dipole moment of some superconductors. I realized research is a lot of reading. The progress is rather slow, failures come after failures. The result and direction is unclear in research. Well so far I enjoy it.

However, I am not sure if I will enjoy it when I become full time researcher?

Although math is what nature speaks in, I am not a math guy. I don't like math classes in general. I don't like how math language is formulated on books. if g(t) and p(t) are whatever, such that whatever, then whatever, etc. It annoys me and confuses me. I can work with math but I find it a hassle to get in depth with it.

However I see the elegance of math when I see how it resembles a physical quantity. I get very excited to see Maxwell Equations and how a fundamental idea derived from a set of equation. I appreciate the idea instead of the math behind it.

I wouldn't want to sit in an office for most of my life to solve equations.

But I like Physics a lot that I can't think of myself in any other career.

Any input is greatly appreciated.

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