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Seeking Advice on Choice of School

  1. Feb 22, 2015 #1
    As the results for physics phd program admissions have come out, I am lucky enough to get into several top programs including Stanford, Harvard and Princeton. So far, I have no clue which one to choose and I would like to hear some advice.

    Personally, I would like to study hep-th and I am more interested in formal theory rather than phenomenology. I know that Princeton is undoubtedly the best in string but I am not sure I am intelligent enough to pursue a career in string theory later. So it seems that I will probably make my choice between Stanford and Harvard. Any suggestions and advice are welcomed. thx
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  3. Feb 22, 2015 #2


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    If you haven't already, talk to potential supervisors and current graduate students at the institutions you're considering. Rather than the best program on paper, try to select the best one based on your experiences with each.
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