Mathematical Physicist here

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Hello! Maths and Physics combined honours student due to graduate next year, one day hoping to do a PhD in the study of PDEs and their applications.. and then I'll probably become a quant given how tough academia is. Hope to see you guys along the struggle!
 
Hello. Both math and physics, eh? You're a dangerous one. Lol jk. I have to ask tho. Which one do you prefer?
 
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Hello. Both math and physics, eh? You're a dangerous one. Lol jk. I have to ask tho. Which one do you prefer?
Haha I have to say it's a tough cookie. Physics is more interesting however I did get quite sick of lab work because you know, they never damn worked out as they should.. plus the exams are harder and more broad in general. I do prefer the elegance of all the mathemetical proofs and derivations that (mostly) come very nicely from the mathematics units. For example the mechanics unit I had taught from the maths department was pretty much derived entirely from first principles, however I find the application to physical situation far more interesting.

Sadly all things in life cannot be derived as such and some things are just empirical. Woe is me.

So overall for academics I would say mathematics, for outside the classroom perhaps physics. Once I get to the master's level the line between theoretical physics and mathematics closes a fair bit I imagine. I feel like I'm a mathematician with a heavy interest in the theory of physics.

Just keep the oscilloscopes and breadboards away from me, lol.
 
Lol don't worry. I'm a more theoretical physics man myself. Experimental is meh. Math is the key to the universe :)
 

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