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Prospective physicist - how to get relevant experience?

  1. Nov 23, 2012 #1
    Next year I have been admitted to and plan on matriculating into a "mathematical physics" and computer science program. I feel my interests are likely to be in applied physics, in fields such as Quantum electronics, nano-physics, semiconductors. However I appreciate the Mathematics too much to give it up. I want to put this out there to ask if there would be any way I could gain sufficient experience on my own. How receptive would professors generally be to taking on a student without an experimental background? Would I be able to get experimental experience in any other way, especially so I can work towards a good final research project?
    Edit - I This program replaces the standard physics labs with more applied and pure math courses and it's physics courses are intended to be more mathematically based.
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