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Preparing for UnderGraduate Research

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I'm interested in getting some research under my belt starting during the 2014 academic year.

What should I study over the next year, so I can try and get some research in right away? The obvious ones: Undergrad QM, EM (in the process), Class Mech (doing Morin now, the questions are much better than Taylor), perhaps something in particle physics?

I need to learn a programming language, and it seems like it would be easiest to start off with Python? Any suggestions are welcomed (not trying to start a war between different programming languages).

Any math topics that would be of particular interest?
 
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It really depends on what your group needs. I would try to get attached to a group first, then you will have an idea of what you need to do to complete a project.
 
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Agreed, find out what your research is in, and what areas the group is weak on. Then prepare yourself to cover their weaknesses.
 

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