Astronomy Acceptances

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littlemonster
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Post by littlemonster » Tue Feb 12, 2008 6:45 pm

@ps

a celebration for you is in order! if our paths ever cross, I'll buy you a congratulatory drink. take a break tonight and go have fun!

I, on the other hand, have to stop procrastinating at work!

--littlemonster

physicsdude
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Post by physicsdude » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:10 pm

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grae313
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Post by grae313 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:12 pm

no need to be coy, just say you're from princeton if you want people to know

physicsdude
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Post by physicsdude » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:17 pm

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tnoviell
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Post by tnoviell » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:18 pm

You better tell her, or that big eyeball will watch you until she finds out where you go.

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Post by grae313 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:25 pm

lol, I didn't even realize I was responding to the same person until you said that. what a coincidence that the two dumbass posts I responded to were written by the same author...

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Post by physicsdude » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:27 pm

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Post by grae313 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:32 pm

go *** off the damn committee, physicsdude! Image

littlemonster
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Post by littlemonster » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:49 pm

@physicsdude

nobody is stalking you buddy-- lets just chill out a bit. grae313 meant no harm, and i highly doubt anybody else who posts here does either.

i had always thought that astro was much more relaxed than physics and a whole lot less pretentious. Its why I picked astro grad schools over physics. So lets live up to that and calm down! 8)

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Post by fermiboy » Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:02 pm

LOL grae313, way to channel Garden. I love it!

drken
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Post by drken » Wed Feb 13, 2008 7:57 pm

accepted to harvard astro as well... i accidentally hung up on the professor who was calling me this morning :shock: (i thought it was the alarm on my phone going off!)

but he called back later!

KB
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Post by KB » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:23 pm

damn. I hate you guys.

But seriously, congrats. I stared my phone down all day to no avail. I imagine that if I didn't hear from them today, I won't be hearing from them until that dreaded little envelope shows up in my mailbox. Boo hiss.

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Astronomy Acceptances

Post by woooster » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:41 pm

drken, Congrat!

I have a question, your stat say 1 sem grad..., aren't u guys in quater sysytem?

An "Insitit. of tech" that is not on 5.0 GPA scale and have gravitational wave research, can it not be in California?

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Post by DwightSchrute » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:42 pm

Arizona Called today. They said yes.
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fermiboy
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Post by fermiboy » Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:51 pm

What did Arizona say?

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PH
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Post by PH » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:17 pm

@DwightSchrute

Congrats on Arizona, having a personal interest in the school can you tell me if thats the astro dept or the planetary sciences one?

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Post by DwightSchrute » Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:58 pm

Astronomy

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PH
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Post by PH » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:16 pm

phew, i was just gettin very upset at life right now. was also contemplating sacrificing my room mates dog, she looks a bit like a goat (dog not the room mate)...

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Post by cancelled20080417 » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:22 pm

hahaha PH, thats hilarious.

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PH
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Post by PH » Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:27 pm

:)

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Post by quizivex » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:17 pm

These astro guys are rebels trying to break away from the main forum...

grae313, condemn this thread to the lounge at once!!!

(just kidding) :wink:
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astrofan
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Post by astrofan » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:37 pm

I was accepted to Boston University. It feels much better to be accepted than rejected. :lol:

KB
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Post by KB » Fri Feb 15, 2008 7:56 pm

congrats!

astrorabi
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Post by astrorabi » Fri Feb 15, 2008 9:24 pm

Got accepted to Johns Hopkins via email this afternoon. At least I can go somewhere. :lol:

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Ren
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Post by Ren » Sat Feb 16, 2008 12:13 am

astrorabi <<

that's great! congrat :D

KB
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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by KB » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:30 pm

For anyone who's waiting on Harvard still, they say they're done making offers. :evil:

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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by tnoviell » Tue Feb 19, 2008 5:38 pm

For anyone who got into Hopkins, I go there currently (not in astro), but if you have any questions about Hopkins in general, or Baltimore, let me know.

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fermiboy
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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by fermiboy » Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:43 pm

KB,

Do you mean Harvard astro, or Harvard physics, or both?

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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by KB » Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:07 pm

Only Astro as far as I know

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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by Admiralrewd » Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:10 pm

I've heard from penn state, hawaii, berkeley, arizona, texas, and colorado. Still waiting on santa cruz, wisconsin, mit, cornell, and chicago. All astro, and I got into hawaii which is one of my top choices, so I'll prolly be going there.

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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by KB » Wed Feb 20, 2008 12:05 am

Admiralewd: Where did you get in? Are you visiting Hawaii? I got in there too and it's definitely up there for me as well. Who doesn't want to live in Hawaii for 5 or 6 years? 8)

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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by KB » Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:30 pm

Has anyone heard a peep from Chicago astro?

littlemonster
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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by littlemonster » Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:58 am

I was wondering about Chicago too. Also Columbia and Santa Cruz too. I'd guess they'd say something before March 15th right?

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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by 03D3bb » Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:20 pm

My friend heard from Chicago about 3 weeks ago. The visit weekend is in April so that leads me to believe that they're doing a second round soonish.

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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by Admiralrewd » Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:44 pm

KB wrote:Admiralewd: Where did you get in? Are you visiting Hawaii? I got in there too and it's definitely up there for me as well. Who doesn't want to live in Hawaii for 5 or 6 years? 8)
KB: I got in hawaii, penn state, and texas. Rejected from Berkeley and Arizona, also just heard from colorado and a rejection there. Not surprising really, berkeley is probably out of my league and I still am unsure if arizona got all my materials in spite of several phone calls! Colorado surprised me a little, I even talked to professors there and several sounded great to work with.
I'm visiting hawaii in march, sits nicely with my spring break. Just a shame I live so so far away, meaning 10-15 hour flight, 5-6 hour time zone changes, and upwards of $1000 for a round trip. But yea, so far it probably would've been one of my top choices even assuming I got in everywhere, fantastic place to live, one of the top astronomy programs, and jeze... HAWAII!

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PH
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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by PH » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:13 am

Anyone hear from UCLA astronomy? Someone reported a reject which was available through the website, anyone receive any admits?

jzahid
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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by jzahid » Fri Feb 22, 2008 1:28 pm

yeah, got a phone call and email last week for UCLA

Boulder
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Re: Astronomy Acceptances

Post by Boulder » Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:36 am

KB wrote:Hey guys,

I'm getting tired of wading through all of the physics grad school posts for news on Astronomy/Astrophysics schools.

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I've heard so far from Boulder, Arizona and Hawaii
I'm just starting the process of investigating APS at CU Boulder to see if I can juggle a career and grad school at the same time, as well as getting back into academia after a *very* long time away (http://www.physicsgre.com/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1366).

Boulder is beautiful, as is Hawaii. I had a chance to live on Maui for a year doing research.



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