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Year 10 work experience

  1. Sep 18, 2012 #1
    Hey, I'm a year 10 student at a grammar school in North Yorkshire and am planning to apply for work experience at a Univerisity, but I have a few questions:
    Who should I apply to e.g. Academic staff, teaching staff, Emeritus & Research Professors or research staff.
    And just so you know I would like ideally to be in a placement where I would be able to observe current research into theoretical or particle physics.
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  3. Sep 18, 2012 #2
    It would be incredibly difficult to have a position in which you'd be able to consistently observe current particle physics research. That's a position that many undergrad college students would love to have. Most college students would only be able to have data type positions or something basically involving crunching preliminary numbers, so for a high school student to be able to observe current research...that seems very unlikely. You have to think about it like this: Any college student with interests in particle physics would love to hold a position like the one you described, yet many of them can't...what would give you an edge over such applicants?

    Until you start gaining sufficient mathematical expertise, a research position is not going to happen. It's good that you have such a strong interest as a sophomore though. If I were you, I'd start reading popular physics books (Brian Greene, Michio Kaku, Stephen Hawking etc.)
  4. Sep 19, 2012 #3
    I've read Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku and am currently reading Hyperspace by Michio Kaku. I'm also trying to learn A.S. level physics with few resources. But anyway where do you think I should apply then? I would also like to see higher level physics being taught.
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