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Undergrad research

  1. Sep 29, 2009 #1
    Hey guys

    I'm a sophomore undergraduate majoring in physics and I would at some point in my career work in particle physics or condensed matter physics. If I want to go into this area of study, how do you guys suggest I try to get involved in some undergraduate research. I need a lot of help in this area. I am clueless as to how research as an undergrad goes and how you go about doing it. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
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  3. Sep 29, 2009 #2

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    Start by talking to your professors. Are any of them in that field, or something related? See if they'd be willing to take you on as a research assistant next summer. You can also apply for REU (research experience for undergraduates) programs, but you have a better chance of getting into one if you've already done research at your home institution.
     
  4. Sep 30, 2009 #3
    Are you in a large research university, a small liberal arts college, or something in between?
     
  5. Sep 30, 2009 #4
    I am at a large research university.
     
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  7. Oct 1, 2009 #6
    thanks guys
     
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