I am a senior student currently double majoring in physics and mathematics. What I am dreaming of is putting physics, especially quantum field theory and path integrals on rigorous mathematical basis. So, I am intending to go to the graduate school and now searching for professors who are engaged in such research areas. I found that my interest fits in with constructive(or local) field theory or algebraic field theory. However I cannot easily find professors who are actually doing this kind of job. The most ideal professor I found is the professor Arthur Jaffe of Harvard University. Do there exist professors who are striving to put physics on sound and firm mathematical basis? Could anyone please give me some information or provide suggestions?
During a UG physics degree , what other certificate/diploma courses can i simultaneously pursue which would be of use in a physics career ?
I hear many colleges offer such optional courses along with main course.
How does one find money for living expenses during studies?
When is the right time to marry?
I’ve heard by the time you become a physicist you’ll be around 33-35 years old.
I’m a student who is currently undertaking a Master of Physics (coursework & research) at the University of Western Australia. I have also previously completed two Bachelor’s degrees: one in physics and one in electrical engineering (with honours). Next year, I am hoping to start a PhD in high-energy physics (HEP) somewhere in Australia, doing a highly theoretical topic (such as supersymmetry, string theory, etc.) with the long term goal of following an academic path in this area of research.
From my understanding though, it is VERY hard finding academic jobs relevant to this particular field. I’ve heard through the grapevine that you have more chance of becoming a professional athlete than becoming a professor in theoretical HEP which is honestly quite dejecting.
However, understanding physics beyond the standard model is undoubtedly my passion so I would really like to pursue a PhD in it to determine whether or not it can become more than just a hobby. I’ve heard of theoretical HEP PhD’s going into finance, etc. when finding an academic position proved fruitless, but if I’m being honest, that doesn’t sound all that appealing to me. If the academic path didn’t work out, I have always had a super keen interest in areas such as signal processing, control theory and data analysis. Which leads me to my main question:
In case I can’t find an academic position in theoretical HEP, do you think my EE degree and MPhys (both of which involved experimental research projects highly focused on signal processing and data analysis) would be sufficient credentials to land a job in engineering/signal processing/data analysis? Or perhaps if I’m lucky, even some area of industry research (if so, what areas)?
Further, do you think having a PhD in theoretical HEP, in addition to my other credentials, would be a benefit or a hindrance in securing these types of jobs?
Some potentially relevant information:
I have 3 months of work experience at an electrical engineering company
My EE research project involved analyzing audio signals using a DSP to achieve desired acoustic properties
My MPhys research project is about detecting gravitational waves which involves heavy signal processing and manipulating large sets of data (100GB+) using python
By the end of this year my MPhys research should produce at least 1 or 2 papers in the Physical Review Letters journal
I love studying about black holes, relativity, higher dimensions, cosmology and sting theory. Should I take up mathematical physics given that I want to be a theoretical physicist? I am interested in topics like topology and fractal geometry too.
The reason I am avoiding physics degree is that it involves a lot of lab work and i intend to be a theoretical physicist rather than experimental. Also when I search wiki for ‘famous mathematical physicists’ it shows up all the great physicists like Einstein, Bohr etc “https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathematical_physics#List_of_prominent_mathematical_physicists_in_the_20th_century”
Also physics is actually math, studying math will benefit me in MSc degree in physics..
Is mathematics becoming more applied, while engineering is becoming more math-y?
I’m seeing curriculum changes at our school that has pretty good math, physics, and engineering departments, and it seems that the vision is that soon math majors will be taking courses in both the mathematics and engineering departments. And likewise, it seems that some engineering research will be done collaboratively with mathematicians. So I’m wondering if this is a general trend that is happening, at least for universities in the U.S.
Are there any references that support or oppose this trend? For example:
- Bibliometric studies.
- Publications of professional societies.
- Official statements by departments, faculties, or universities.
There is a difference between weights in weighing a strong magnet from different poles directions )unless my measuring have been fault) .
It is neither from polarization ( because that polarization only increases the weight from every direction and doesn’t shows any difference between the weights) nor from earth magnetic field (because the earth magnetic applies torque and not single force)
What is this difference from ? Is it a magneto-gravitational (or electro-gravitational) effect ?
Know how of what programming language will come in handy during a physics major’s research ?
Do you know that magnetic lens act such as photo lens (of course too weaker than) for gravitational fields ?
I can’t complete and present that lonely . would you please help me .
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How can I you it’s , briefly , practical proof ?
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First and second year students are unlikely to get selected for major internships (right ?) , so what else can students spend 2-3 months on that will prove to be useful later on ( like learning MATLAB ? idk)