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Theory - Particle Physics or Condensed Matter

  1. Apr 4, 2007 #1
    I'm starting an MSc in theoretical physics this October, and at the moment I'm considering specialising in Condensed Matter or Particle Physics, both of which look quite interesting. I was wondering which one had better career prospects. I suspect it's easier to get a well paid research job in Condensed Matter then Particles.
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  3. Apr 4, 2007 #2
    Define what you mean by easier?
  4. Apr 6, 2007 #3
    I suspect that there will be more jobs available in theoretical condensed matter.

    ps do theorists just work in academic institutions (and therefore have to do teaching), or can you get research jobs in companies, and just do research all the time?
  5. Apr 6, 2007 #4
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