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Programs PhD research in particle physics and cosmology - Any advice ?

  1. May 17, 2012 #1
    Hello everyone,

    I am a student in particle physics and cosmology in some Belgian university. I'll finish my master degree in June of this year.

    I am searching for PhD studentships in Europa or US, but it is very difficult to get a place somewhere. I applied to some universities, I'm still waiting for answers, I already received (bad) ones. It is quite discouraging but I keep self confidence (at least I try ;)) because I'm sure I can do interesting things in theoretical physics.

    I am having a four months internship in Paris in order to write my master thesis. This open my eyes on many aspects of the daily life of a physicist, and I'm more enthusiastic than ever to dive in this universe.

    But I really doubt I would be able to get a studentship for fall 2012. What would you advice me ?
    - Searching for another less interesting PhD ? (I really think it's a bad options but maybe you have some other argument).
    - Doing an advanced master in some university in order to begin a PhD in this university ?

    Are advanced masters difficult to enter in ?
    What are your advice to optimize my chances to get a PhD ?

    A piece of information :
    I really want to work on theoretical cosmology. However, I know that doing a PhD in some fied is not choose this field for your whole carrier. So I would be very interested by doing a PhD in theoretical particle physics too. I'm quite open. But I'm clearly not an experimental person. ;)
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2012 #2
    Do your PHD in theoretical particle physics. There are many requirements for scientists in this field.
     
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