I'm an UG right now, but I plan on doing research in theoretical physics (probably particle physics. I want to work on finding a TOE. Possibly QM or QED instead). Which schools are best for these pursuits? Thank you.
Of course. But that's a long way from saying that MIT is so strong in theoretical physics that the question "where should I go?" has a single answer.MIT does have many staff members working in many theoretical areas.
I'm not impressed. Lots of people say they are going to find the Theory of Everything. How many have actually done it?There is a graduate who has a number of Tools (equations) for discovering the Theory of Everything. The graduate gives this set of Tools the mnemonic TTOE, Tools for defining TOE. More on this later.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfjWa6yW2mk"I want to work on finding a TOE.
I just think one should be careful in stating that they want to find a theory of everything. I think string theory is poor result of this type of pursuit when compared to the success of prediction of other physical theories. Relativity was a result of outside the box thinking, but even it was able to predict testable results.I must say, I think that discouraging any genuine scientific pursuit of something that the field has been after for a very long time is a rather poor response to a new pragmatic minded person, interested in finding a new theory. And, I think to say that a TOE does not exist...is still something that has yet to be determined. Perhaps this Fizzicist will be the one to think far enough outside the box to find it.
No, it clearly doesn't exist. It may exist in the future but it doesn't now.And, I think to say that a TOE does not exist...is still something that has yet to be determined.
Probably because of the "Advanced Institute of study"What about Caltech?
If someone mentions "theoretical", "physics", and "graduate program" in the same sentence, I think of Princeton. I don't have particularly good reasoning for it, but I know Princeton's math department is world class and works hand in hand with their physics department. UChicago is very good, but located in a not so nice area...