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Seeking information on physics areas concerning signal processing or programming~

  1. Jul 3, 2012 #1
    Hi, everyone~
    I majored in EE in college, to be more precise, signal processing and communication network. And I just graduated a week ago.

    But I've always wanted to be a researcher in physics, especially in cosmology or astronomy. Since almost every physics grad-school in US require their applicants to have a physics bachelor's degree, or at least to have taken several physics courses. Generally speaking, my degree is in IT, so I think it's safe to say that I have no shot applying to a physics PHD program with this degree.

    However, I'm given to understand recently that some physics programs doesn't require their applicants to have a very strong physics background, because they are focused on signal processing or image processing etc. For instance, a very nice person(I don't know it's a he or she...) in this forum told me that the Arizona State University has some such programs in astronomy and astrophysics. My issue is that I have no channel of getting such information. So, I would be very grateful if someone can direct me to a website or give me some advice.

    P.S. I understand that I have to take the GRE sub anyway, which I'm confident of scoring high because I've been teaching myself physics all along college.
    P.P.S. I'm from China. So, if I didn't make myself clear enough at some places. Feel free to point it out~

    Thank you~
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