Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Mathematical physics

  1. May 11, 2005 #1
    I will shortly be going to edinburgh university to study either physics or mathematical physics. The main difference is that all of the experimental lab work would be replaced by specialist mathematical physics stuff. Do they have similar job prospects or is there more work in one field than the other? At the moment I am leaning towards mathematical physics cos I quite like maths.
    thanks for your help
  2. jcsd
  3. May 11, 2005 #2


    User Avatar
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper

    We call them experimentalist vs.theorist.I'm not in Scotland,so i couldn't tell u about job prospects,just that if u're familiar & at ease with mathematics,join the theorists' club.:wink: :approve:

Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook