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Who here has a phd?

  1. Jul 7, 2004 #1
    Im just curious who on this site is taking a university/college physics program or has a phd.
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  3. Jul 8, 2004 #2
    Sorry, I'm engineering ugrad. Kinda like a cousin.
  4. Jul 8, 2004 #3
    I’ll be starting University in September. I won’t pick a Major until winter but I’m going for an Honours Specialization in Planetary Science with a Minor in Astronomy. I’ll see if I want to continue school after that.

    I’d love to get a job working on a robotic planetary/moon exploration mission. Ooo that’d be sweet. :biggrin:
  5. Jul 8, 2004 #4
    I have a Ph.D. and am a physics professor.
  6. Jul 8, 2004 #5
    I am not even in University yet.
  7. Jul 8, 2004 #6
    I'm starting my Physics undergrad in the fall, planning on entering a PhD program after finishing the BS.
  8. Jul 8, 2004 #7
    Ph.D. in 2000 (theoretical atomic)
  9. Jul 8, 2004 #8
    Got the BS in physics + MBA econ

    work in engineering
  10. Jul 8, 2004 #9
    what schools did u guyes attend? Im going into mechanical engineering at Waterloo Canada. I hope to get my PHd.
  11. Jul 13, 2004 #10
    Waterloo is a very good school, especially for engineering and math, plus it has a very nice campus. Good luck. It's all co-op for engineering, isn't it?

    I'm starting at UWO (University of Western Ontario) in September. Was somewhat annoyed when I found out they stopped offering Astronomy as a Major, but I'm glad now because I don't think I would have considered Honours Specialization in Planetary Sci. if they had.
  12. Jul 13, 2004 #11
    I've got my BA in mathematics and I'm 2 credits from a BA in physics (its a lab). I'm starting my MA in mathematics this fall.

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    PhD, Semiconductor Physics Theory
  14. Jul 13, 2004 #13
    PhD in Physics specialty in Photonics
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    Halfway through a PhD in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics.
  16. Jul 13, 2004 #15
    wow, lots of smart people on this site. I hope to get my engineering degree, and then go into physics. Im doing engineering in order to get a good base.
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    I'm in the third year of my physics undergrad at UC Santa Barbara. And wow, I didn't know we had so many PHDs on this site. Thats pretty cool.
  18. Jul 14, 2004 #17
    PhD in Atomic Physics
  19. Jul 14, 2004 #18
    Soon to have a BSc in both physics & mathematics. Starting MSc program in physics next year.
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    ya kno what they say..

    a scientist can become a good engineer..
    but an engineer will never be a good scientist :biggrin:
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    My PhD is in theoretical particle physics/QED (1965) and I'm a retired physics prof.
    Reilly Atkinson
  22. Jul 16, 2004 #21
    I hope that saying isnt true.
  23. Jul 17, 2004 #22
    Im still in high school starting my senior year this fall. I am quite intersted in physics and astronomy i learn alot by reading but public school systems dont do a good job in even teaching the basics. I was wondering what books i could read to further my education in the math and science area. Ive had the basics chemistry biology whatnot. Calc physics and biochem are this year.
  24. Jul 17, 2004 #23
    I hope to attain a PhD in Mathematics. I find that Differential Geometry is an area with much needed progression and I hope to specialize in such area.

    As of right now I am going for a major in Mathematics at a two year college. I am also taking University Physics I and University Physics II, which are Calculus based Physics courses. I will then transfer to a four year college and continue my education and plan to enter the Phd Program.

    I'm really great at Pure Mathematics, however I have a hard time with physics. If I were to decide to specialize in Physics, I think I would specialize in QFT or GR. Other then that, I am really interested in wormhole dynamics worked by Morris and Thorne. I think Solutions to GR equations are interesting.
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