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Quantum computing/information grad school

  1. Sep 8, 2007 #1
    I'm planning to apply for PhD program next fall. I'm interested in doing theoretical work, and plan to apply for programs that has faculty doing quantum computation/information or related stuff. I found that a lot of top schools have that, but I'm also looking for some schools that is not that top since my gpa is just about 3 right now. (I'm right now in my second year of master. my gpa in the first year of master was 3, and I wasn't a physics major in my under.)

    I'm wondering if there's anyone working in this area could share with me what they know about this kind of program. e.g. :The characteristics of this kind of program in different schools. If I'm not sure being a faculty at school after graduating or not, what kind of choices would be to find a job outside of campus? Or just share your thought about doing research in the area ?

    I'm right now doing experimental work in condensed matter, and would like to shift to do theory. My gpa is low, and I'm thinking that I should do something to tell people that I'm able to do it. What I could think of is get high gpa from this semester on, get a high gre subject score. I get a possible chance to do a project with a prof in math dept, and I'm thinking that maybe I should do it to have some experience in doing theoretical physics related work. That might be a plus for me to apply for theoretical physics.

    These are all what I can think about to help me apply for programs successfully. I'd like to hear what other people saying, other's opinion about it. I appreciate it.
    Last edited: Sep 8, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Sep 8, 2007 #2
    You don't happen to go to Wayne State U do you?
  4. Sep 9, 2007 #3
    Consider Montana State University

    You might look into applying to Montana State University for graduate school. We are currently doing research in quantum optics and information science, as well as other branches of physics.
    Our web site is www.physics.montana.edu
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