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Physicist to Mathematician

  1. Sep 24, 2016 #1
    I'm just in high school but I was curious as to how many physicists may conduct math research or switch professions like this altogether.
     
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  3. Sep 25, 2016 #2
    If you do Theoretical Physics or Mathematical Physics, there is a better chance of switching to math research in the future.
     
  4. Sep 26, 2016 #3
    I am a PhD physicist who served on the Math faculty of the Air Force Academy, and there are a lot of schools that will hire Physics PhDs to teach in their Math departments.

    Getting jobs at R1 universities and getting funded for research in math is much harder.
     
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