Fall 2009 Open House Information

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by dsperka » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:42 pm

Crap, I don't think I can go to the JHU open house, my band is playing that Saturday :(

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by nonick » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:45 pm

Helio wrote:
nonick wrote:JHU open house is Feb 27th - March 1st.
cheers are you attending?
Most probably yes. I can't really diss the place just on the basis of location without ever visiting. And they are paying for the travel, so I am not really losing anything.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Helio » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:45 pm

nonick wrote:
Helio wrote:
nonick wrote:JHU open house is Feb 27th - March 1st.
cheers are you attending?
Most probably yes. I can't really diss the place just on the basis of location without ever visiting. And they are paying for the travel, so I am not really losing anything.
one of my friends loved it when she worked at STSCI, so I think the location is still descend

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by fastones3 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:51 pm

Caltech March 26-27

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by fastones3 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:52 pm

PoincareSection wrote:
fastones3 wrote:NYU March 27
How did you find out?
NYU Physics website...

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by t!m » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:50 pm

UPenn is March 27. Seems to be a popular day ...

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Helio » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:45 pm

PSU astro has been added

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by nathan12343 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:21 am

CU APS is March 5-7

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by dmahler » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:19 pm

fastones3 wrote:Caltech March 26-27
Have you heard from these guys?!

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by nathan12343 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:58 pm

UC Santa Cruz astronomy is March 14-15.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by fastones3 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 5:36 am

dmahler wrote:
fastones3 wrote:Caltech March 26-27
Have you heard from these guys?!
yea, accepted HEP Theory 1/15 with 31k. JUST KIDDING!

The dates are listed on their website...

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by dsperka » Thu Feb 05, 2009 7:25 pm

UCSD is April 7-8

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by tshafer » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:00 pm

UNC Chapel Hill is February 26-28

Tom

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by aristotle » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:13 pm

U California - Irvine has visiting dates March 6-7 and March 13-14

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by tshafer » Thu Feb 05, 2009 9:08 pm

Wake Forest interviews are February 12-14 via email.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by dustdevil » Fri Feb 06, 2009 2:16 pm

University of Michigan Astronomy is on March 6th.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by hoonkp » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:16 pm

MIT open house : April 7th - 8th

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Helio » Fri Feb 06, 2009 11:17 pm

hoonkp wrote:MIT open house : April 7th - 8th
Damn that is late.... added

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by anerac » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:07 am

Oregon State is March 6-7... haven't seen anyone else apply there tho

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Helio » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:30 am

anerac wrote:Oregon State is March 6-7... haven't seen anyone else apply there tho
there are a lot of lurkers here, so there might be somebody else going

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by nathan12343 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:31 am

UCSC astronomy is actually March 12-13, they gave us the wrong date in the first e-mail.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by fastones3 » Sat Feb 07, 2009 5:24 am

UC Davis Physics Mar 6-7

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by imranniste » Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:00 am

Helio wrote:So we can start this thread as well..

Would be nice if somebody can make this a sticky [done! -grae313] [Thanks}


---B---

U California-Berkeley
April 2-3

U Colorado-Boulder
APS and Physics:
March 5-7

---C---
Caltech
March 26-27

Cornell
March 27-28

---D---
UC Davis
March 6-7

---I---
U California - Irvine
#1: March 6-7
#2: March 13-14

---J---

John Hopkins University
Feb 27th - March 1st

nonick

---M---

MIT
April 7th - 8th

University of Michigan
Astronomy:
March 6th

---N---

NYU
March 27

North Carolina State
Feb 19-20

---0---

Ohio State University
March 5 – 6

Oregon State
March 6-7

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UPenn
March 27

Penn State
Astronomy and Physics:
#1: Feb 27th
#2: March 27

---S---

UC-Santa Cruz
Astronomy:
March 12-13


---T---

U Texas-Austin

Astronomy:
#1: Feb. 26-28
#2: March 12-14
Helio

Physics:
Feb 25-27

---W---

Wake Forest
Interviews
February 12-14

U Washington
March 6-7

Trani

U Wisconsin-Madison
#1: March 6-8
#2: March 27-29

Helio, Metric

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Yale
March 27
:o :P :P

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by fastones3 » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:30 am

Helio wrote:
trani wrote:Umm, so you guys need to look a bit closer. The columbia open house in fact seems to be on 29-30:

http://www.columbia.edu/cu/physics/grad ... ities.html

In the above link you can see that it was on sunday and monday last year too and they have switched part of the dates but forgot to fix the link names at the top. The point is that it says that the open house is on Sunday the 29th. Note that if it was referring to last year the 29th would be a Saturday.
We will see what happens then the first acceptance come in
Not surprising - they try to sync up their dates with the other nearby schools (NYU, Princeton, Yale, SUNY's, etc). Given that NYU is on the 27th, it makes sense that theirs would start the following day. I suppose they figure most of us will be on break... or that if we aren't, we'd rather by in NYC checking things out then sitting in lecture!

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Ulquiorra » Tue Feb 10, 2009 6:54 am

This thread is very helpful. Thx for the information!!!

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by meatgrinda » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:02 am

UMich Ann Arbor's Physics open house in March 12th-14th.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by nonick » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:15 pm

So it seems like Cornell and Yale's open houses are at the same time...

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Helio » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:48 pm

nonick wrote:So it seems like Cornell and Yale's open houses are at the same time...
well it coincides with caltech and Madison as well... those are popular weekends because they are just out of spring break and believe everybody else is on spring break as well (WRONG!!!!)

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by metric » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:47 pm

Hey Helio, you may add this link:
http://www.physics.wisc.edu/grads/grad_ ... it_09.html
to the UW-Madison entry

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Helio » Wed Feb 11, 2009 2:50 pm

metric wrote:Hey Helio, you may add this link:
http://www.physics.wisc.edu/grads/grad_ ... it_09.html
to the UW-Madison entry
Yeah will do... I already registered.... I had to buy tickets now to get something below 420. lets hope their offer is convincing

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Seen » Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:07 pm

Dates for Minnesota are March 13-14 or April 3-4.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by YF17A » Mon Feb 16, 2009 7:36 pm

Anyone have any idea when Princeton's open house is?

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by a13ean » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:26 pm

I'm down for UWash.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by gnatman » Wed Feb 18, 2009 4:23 pm

Texas A&M is March 27-28th.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by nonick » Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:08 pm

UIUC's open house is March 13-14th... the weekend of my Spring Break

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by PhysicsPdx » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:31 am

The "Visit" link has replaced the "Apply" link on the Stony Brook website.

Visiting weekend: March 29 & 30.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by fastones3 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:24 am

UCSC Physics March 13 :D

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by enemy_boat » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:56 am

I'll likely be there for Irvine's March 6-7 weekend.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:24 am

Is anyone else going to have a Cornell/Penn conflict on the weekend of the 27th? I hate to have to miss one of them, although I guess it's impossible for every school to have different dates.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Helio » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:29 am

WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:Is anyone else going to have a Cornell/Penn conflict on the weekend of the 27th? I hate to have to miss one of them, although I guess it's impossible for every school to have different dates.
You can always visit on your own... that is what I am doign with Penn State, but I have friends on Philly where i can stay

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:34 am

True, and Cornell's letter actually said that they would still accommodate you even if it was on another date, but I feel like you would get a lot more information during the official visit.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by YF17A » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:29 am

Harvard physics is April 6th-7th

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by a13ean » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:39 am

Harvard is April 6-7

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by YF17A » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:26 pm

haha apparently we got the e-mail at the same time...

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by grae313 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:41 pm

WhatCanYouDoFermi? wrote:Is anyone else going to have a Cornell/Penn conflict on the weekend of the 27th? I hate to have to miss one of them, although I guess it's impossible for every school to have different dates.
Don't make me smack you. C'mon, your choice should be clear!

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by sterculus » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:40 pm

Colorado Boulder Physics is actually March 12-14 and April 2-4.

UCLA Physics is April 9-10.

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Helio » Fri Feb 20, 2009 10:42 pm

sterculus wrote:Colorado Boulder Physics is actually March 12-14 and April 2-4.

UCLA Physics is April 9-10.
Thanks for the update

WTF..... UCLA must be crazy... okay they are.... it is fucla after all :twisted: :twisted:

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by WhatCanYouDoFermi? » Sat Feb 21, 2009 1:24 am

grae313 wrote:Don't make me smack you. C'mon, your choice should be clear!
Ha!
Don't worry, I'm definitely leaning that way :D

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by sterculus » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:28 pm

Helio wrote: WTF..... UCLA must be crazy... okay they are.... it is fucla after all :twisted: :twisted:
I know...wtf are these schools thinking? I thought MIT would be the latest one. You would think that it would be helpful for them to make the weekends earlier so they get decisions from people earlier (and can admit people on the waitlist before 4/15).

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Re: Fall 2009 Open House Information

Post by Helio » Sat Feb 21, 2009 2:32 pm

sterculus wrote:
Helio wrote: WTF..... UCLA must be crazy... okay they are.... it is fucla after all :twisted: :twisted:
I know...wtf are these schools thinking? I thought MIT would be the latest one. You would think that it would be helpful for them to make the weekends earlier so they get decisions from people earlier (and can admit people on the waitlist before 4/15).
I don't even know if they have a waitlist... as cocky as they are

did the email tell you were in or did you have to go their online portal thing btw?



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