After I finish my Mphys Physics course (next year) I am looking to do a phd in theoretical physics. One of the subjects I am interested in is astroparticle physics. I have searched the web for days now but I can’t find any specifics. Is there any page where I can find all the phds offered in astroparticle physics from all the institutes in the EU or USA?

I have already tried findaphd.com and all these kind of sites but they don’t include all of the offered programmes.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

I understand that I have to reach out to the supervisors offering the phds before actually applying.

This is question that should primarily be answered by theoretical physicists, as mathematicians always are going to want to say to take more math.

I am going into my third year of undergraduate study major in math and physics and I hope to eventually end up in a good theoretical physics PhD (probably cosmology or particle physics). I have the ability to add a year at my current institution and do a masters in math, and I am trying to figure out if pure math at a graduate level is interesting/useful for serious theoretical physics.

Some classes I would be interested in taking as part of the degree would be (all grad level) Functional Analysis, Complex Analysis, Lie Algebra, Differential Topology, Riemannian Geometry, Theory of ODEs, Theory of PDEs, Operator Algebras, Real Analysis, Topology, Algebra (a lot of these classes are two semester sequences).

I am interested in hearing how useful people think having such a formal mathematical education would be to doing the physics. I am primarily interested in very foundational physics, and I am concerned that the brief treatment the math is given in physics books will prevent me from having a full understanding of the math at play in fields such as QFT and some the more out-there cosmology. I of course understand one can self-study some of these topics, but it seems fairly clear one would get a deeper appreciation by actually taking the courses in a proper academic setting.

I have just completed my B.Sc in Physics and I have a unique opportunity to do internship in my field of interest for more than 6 months. If I choose it, I may not be ble to start with my Masters’ courses this year and this academic gap will be reflected on my CV.
I would like to know how will it affect me and my career. My aim is to become a good researcher.

I am preparing an interdisciplinary paper for publication in a leading physics journal. A preliminary version of this paper has been submitted to a conference in my field. Can the editors reject my paper based on this fact? In my field it would not be an issue. It is usually required that the journal paper expands on the contributions of the conference paper. In practice there a number of ways to overcome that requirement, so that it does not really matter. You need to submit a full paper to talk in a conference, so people use them as a first step of dissemination. But I do not know what is the relation between journal and conference papers in physics.

I am currently on a 4-year Mphys undergraduate degree (finished my 3rd year) in the UK. Although I am not sure yet, I am very interested in fundamental particle physics (High Energy Physics). During the summer I am determined to become familiar with the concepts of QFT in order to make sure I like the subject. My question is, how likely is it that after a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics, one can work in a university(I figured very low?)?

What is the path to becoming a lecturer?

My friend is soon to obtain her doctoral degree in applied physics and start postdoc. She is provided by the department a chance to choose what to be displayed on her degree (between D.Eng. and Ph.D., but both in applied physics). She is actually doing purely theoretical condensed matter physics although her department is named applied physics. She says that she will try to stay in the same academia, but not excluding the possibility of moving out if not going well.

She asked me and it’s not quite clear to us what the difference might be and what might be affected in the future.

I’m currently a physics undergraduate student with poor grades. I started the physics program just because I liked physics but it wasn’t my specially and I wasn’t interested in academia. I’ve changed my mind about academia now and I am wondering if I can get into any cs graduate program with a poor gpa in physics.

I have a pretty good CV in CS and computer programming. I’ve been a TA for the last 2 years assisting CS courses in our department. I’ve also been teaching computer programming since then. I have some RA experience too.

I can get multiple letters of recommendation focussing on my CS skills from my professors.

Do you think I have a chance? What can I do more to prove my understanding of CS?

Or my poor GPA in undergraduate is a deal breaker?

I am an engineering graduate who tries to change the field of study into Physics because of my interest towards the high energy physics (HEP) – Theory. I applied for about 15 universities for Fall 2018 (all USA universities) which have very good researches in HEP but got rejections from all these universities. According to the feedback from two of the 15 universities I applied, being my first and second degree in engineering has been the minus point of my application ( I am B.Sc. Engineering graduate and I have completed an M.Phil degree in Electronics Engineering). Due to my rejections, I applied for some middle-ranked universities later and got admitted to a PhD program in physics in one of those universities in the USA(800-1000 world rank) with a full financial support package. I am going to go there because I do not need to miss the oppertunity to start my career as a physist as early as possible. However, I am going to go to that university with the intention to change the university soon. I need to change that university due to two reasons. The primary reason is that HEP is not an area of research in that university. The second reason is that I need to go to a top-ranked physics graduate programme. So I am going to apply for Fall 2019 admission cycle again. When I apply for Fall 2019 I am applying as a physics graduate student. I believe that will strengthen my application as well.

What I need to know is that is it possible to change PhD programme within the first year as I intended and what should I consider when reapplying. I have second upper-class in my previous undergraduate and graduate studies and 850 physics GRE score. I hope to retake GRE and increase my score before applying again. If that matters I am from a South Asian country.

If someone can provide me with answers or share their experiences I am very grateful.

Thank you.