Rhitik Bhatt

Student, St. Paul's School, Banswara

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What are the opportunities in field of physics or mathematics?

I want to become a scientist in field of maths or physics so what are the degrees that i should have to become a scientist. Please comment.

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    Jul 3 2012: i would recommend to follow some online courses to find out what is your interest. for example there is a fascinating lecture series by leonard susskind, you can find them on youtube. look for "stanford lecture modern physics". topics include cosmology, quantum mechanics and general relativity. this is for theoretical physics.

    if you are more into applied sciences, i would say the most "hot" topic is material science, like nanotechnology, superconductivity, metamaterials, biomimicry. i don't know good source material for these, but wikipedia can be a good starting point. about biomimicry, you can listen to the TED talks of janine benyus:

    http://www.ted.com/speakers/janine_benyus.html
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    Jul 3 2012: Physics is very wide these are a mere few examples, astrophysics/ cosmolgy, theoretical physicis, particle physics,
    Maths and physics basically tie together so if you do a physics degree you would spend your time learning theory and doing maths
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    Jul 3 2012: There are many fields of science that prepare people to work in those areas, and while in math people typically get degrees in either math or applied math, there are areas of specialty within those.

    You may get your most satisfying answer not from a discussion board but rather from looking at the degrees in science and math offered by major universities. this information is available online.

    I don't know what the major universities are you would consider, but that's where to look.
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    Jul 4 2012: An important thing to keep in mind is that fields like physics and engineering are going to be much more likely avenues for discovery/invention of something practical or useful. The realms of math while fascinating are often places where the new discovery often does not have a real-world application. Sometimes that comes later, but sometimes it never comes.

    The first step would be to take a couple of classes in both physics and math, and see for yourself if you tend to find it more engaging to do math when you have a clear sense of whether you enjoy math for its own sake or for the sake of what it lets you accomplish/understand about other things.
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    Jul 4 2012: To help give you a better answer, maybe you could explain a little bit about WHY you want to go into math or physics. That will help to establish some beginning conditions for narrowing the very wide decision tree of live options.
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      Jul 4 2012: My main objective is to discover something is new in field of Math but I'm scared because I think that there is not well scope for mathematicians.
      We got to hear about Tesla, Albert Enstien, Newton all were associated with physics I don't want to become famous but I want to develop or create something new in the field. I chose Physics because it have a good scope in research. And it include Math too.
      I don't know what to particularly say about it I'm not at all experienced I'm only 15 just want to know so that I can concentrate on my goal. Just confused so suggest me.