My best offer for graduate school has turned out to be University of Wisconsin - Madison for the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Engineering Physics. I plan on focusing on theoretical/computational plasma physics and magnetic confinement fusion. Does anybody have any personal experience with the department, or even with the plasma physics research in general at Wisconsin? I've heard really good things about the city (except it's kind of small) and I also know it has a very good plasma physics program. However, it seems like it's very experimental oriented and I haven't yet talked to any students or anybody with a more personal experience of the situation. For example, are there a lot of interdepartmental activities? What is the "vibe" like? Any comments (positive or negative) would be appreciated..