University of Connecticut (MS/PhD - Physics)

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University of Connecticut (MS/PhD - Physics)

Post by CT » Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:32 am

University of Connecticut (MS/PhD - Physics)
Storrs, CT

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Re: University of Connecticut (MS/PhD - Physics)

Post by blackcat007 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 5:31 am

can anyone throw some light on this university, apart from the info on the web.
like how is the place connecticut?, how are the interactions between profs and students? how are the research there?
i am am basically interested in the theory and fields grp.

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Re: University of Connecticut (MS/PhD - Physics)

Post by faarisuman » Wed Dec 31, 2014 7:42 am

What about plasma physics from the astrophysics point of view? Is Princeton exclusively
fusion or do they care about astrophysics applications at all.

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Re: University of Connecticut (MS/PhD - Physics)

Post by quizivex » Fri Jan 02, 2015 3:45 am

@ faarisuman

I was a graduate student at PPPL from 2008-2014. There's plenty of non-fusion plasma physics research. There's big experiments in magnetic reconnection (for astrophysics) and Hall thrusters (propulsion), for example. Also plenty of theory/computation work in non-fusion areas.

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Re: University of Connecticut (MS/PhD - Physics)

Post by AlexisPrel » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:56 am

I was there for one semester as part of an exchange program in undergrad (I'm French).

Obviously I can not say much about the graduate program, but they do have a great physics department : it is rather small but people are super nice, I believe seminars are every week and they serve the best cookies at them! (How is that non relevant ? :P)

I believe they have a good share on international students, since in the only graduate course I took there, all the students were internationals.

Also, the year I was there (2014), they were starting the edification of a new building dedicated to science and engineering, which (at least in their communications) lined up with ambitions of scaling up the science departements.

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