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  2. Thanks, a lot Sumit. I try my best to help students in anyway possible.
  3. Hi Sir Big Fan Sir, you website is super helpful for us. I have read your articles on https://startupsuccessstories.in/tag/rohit-manglik/, https://medium.com/@rohit.manglik, https://technuter.com/breaking-news/the-focus-on-hiring-right-is-tightly-linked-to-the-cultural-fit-point-by-mr-rohit-manglik-ceo-edugorilla.html all are super insightful for me
  4. Mufassira Rahman

    KAUST Fall 2019

    Hey long do they usually take to give decision after final interview? I had mine this month
  5. Mufassira Rahman

    KAUST Spring 2019 Admissions

    Yes! I had my face to face interview on 13th June.. haven't received any updates.
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  7. Hi, Here's my SoP for applying to PhD in Astriphysics mainly in European Universities. Thanks in advance for helping me out with the review. <SOP> Being an ardent lover of science, I always wondered about the underlying physical processes in the universe. I spent a considerable amount of learning about astrophysics which predisposed me to want to get into Astrophysics research. I enrolled myself in a BSc Physics program at Ramnarain Ruia College followed by the University of Mumbai for MSc in Physics. At both the institutes, I had an experience of both education and research going hand in hand creating a stimulating environment where one gets the flavour of scientific research very early in their careers. I went to two of Astronomy and Astrophysics courses outside of my curriculum which introduced me to various branches of the subject including stellar physics, planetary sciences and active high energy astrophysics. As a subject, physics continues to dazzle me. I think my interest in physics is mainly because I have a knack for understanding the basic structure of things. I am particularly intrigued by how fundamental physical laws can be used to explain the underlying physical processes behind the formation and evolution of the universe. In recent times, I have been doing research internships focused on exploring observational and computational aspects in astronomy and astrophysics. These internships have opened up for me the fascinating world of complex astrophysical phenomena and their understanding from a physicist’s point of view Here are the Astrophysics and Space Physics projects I worked on during my BSc and MSc program: ● Stellar Polarimetry (June 2018-July 2018): As a part of the research fellowship on Observational Astrophysics organised by the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA) and the Indian Academy of Sciences (IAS), I worked on a project involving Optical Polarimetry, where I measured distances to the molecular clouds of Taurus and Ophiuchus using polarimetry. For this, I had used data from the data release DR2 of Gaia satellite as well as Heiles 2000 catalogue. Furthermore, I also tried to point the magnetic field directions in the map of these clouds with the same data. This project was done using Python. ● Convection-diffusion Forbush Decrease (FD) study (April 2017-March 2018): In my MSc project at the University of Mumbai, I worked on a phenomenon of cosmic rays called Forbush Decrease (FD). I studied the variation of solar wind speed and magnetic field along the FD profiles using a convection-diffusion model with the help of WIND satellite data. From the results of the study, I concluded that this is the first attempt to reproduce the complete FD profile of both types of events (ICME-induced and CIR-induced) using the diffusion-convection model. The project is under review with the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society (MNRAS). ● Very High Energy (VHE) detection of Fermi AGNs (May 2017-June 2017): I did a project in the Astrophysical Sciences department of Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC). The main objective was to investigate how many sources will be detectable by the Major Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope (MACE) situated in Hanle, Ladakh. I used the 3FGL catalogue from NASA’s Fermi satellite for the source detection. The project was done using the C language and I used two models of PowerLaw and LogParabola models. ● Radio Astronomy Research Camp (December 2014): I was selected for a Radio Astronomy research camp held in New Delhi in December 2014 in which I worked with radio images of GMRT in the FITS format and used SAO Image DS9 software for its analysis to identify which galaxies belonged to the class of radio galaxies of FRI and FRII. The Observational Astrophysics research fellowship at IIA covered a variety of Astrophysics branches via lectures from experts in the field, mainly from IIA and some from ISRO and NCRA, along with an introduction to different tools of IDL (Interactive Data Language), Spectra Cyber, powspec and HeaSoft and gave a basic idea of how spectroscopy is practically measured and how analysis of astronomical data is done. This is precisely what made me interested in various astrophysics branches, stellar astrophysics being one of them. The PhD position at the Physics of Stellar Objects (PSO) of the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies interests me because it focuses on one of the very important aspects in Astrophysics of the Mach number. How Mach number simulation for stellar evolution provides an easy way to study the entire life cycle of a star capturing its temporal evolution, which otherwise is computationally challenging, interests me the most. I have also worked with magnetic fields for my project during my MSc while studying the effects of the magnetic field and its components on Forbush Decrease. Magnetohydrodynamics was a part of my curriculum as part of my Plasma Physics course. Additionally, although it was not extensively used in my project on FDs, I needed to have a basic understanding of MHD equations, which is what makes me a suitable candidate for this project. Moreover, the position requires experience in numerical methods. Apart from my projects in Astrophysics and Space Physics that included numerical methods, like the Trapezoidal method for integration and the Lagrange method for Interpolation for my project at BARC, I have had an entire course on Numerical Methods in the third semester of my MSc which exposed me to a number of major numerical techniques useful in Physics. The PhD position at the Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies suits my preference as it provides an ideal climate to pursue my interests. I believe that the kind of training that I had through my course work and internships will prove an asset in pursuing my research career at the PSO group. It would be a perfect environment for me to apply the skills and knowledge acquired in summer schools and projects to the research in an area of my choice. The knowledge and skills that I would gain from this experience would go a long way to help my aim to achieve a greater understanding of astrophysical processes and equip me with the necessary ingredients to keep working in this highly exciting field. </SOP>
  8. nitak

    Loma Linda SLPA Program

    I sent an email to them, but not expecting to hear back tonight
  9. Krys14

    Loma Linda SLPA Program

    Same here! So annoying and unfair ! I have work in the AM so I don’t even know when I’m going to be able to try again
  10. nitak

    Loma Linda SLPA Program

    I submitted just in case, but none of my personal information is on there so I doubt it means anything.
  11. Krys14

    Loma Linda SLPA Program

    I thought it was just me! How is this going to affect us?? Did u submit?
  12. nitak

    Loma Linda SLPA Program

    So there's a bug on the application? Hope they fix this soon.
  13. Hey there, Thanks for stopping by. I am looking for some study material like bank exam question/answers, Government jobs study material. If, anyone can provide me some links that would be really helpful. Thanks.
  14. rohitmanglik

    New to GRE, help |o|

    You can get all the required info by following this link - https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=EduGorilla+Community As the Graduate Record Examinations is a standardized test that is an admissions requirement for most graduate schools in the United States. The GRE is owned and administered by the Educational Testing Service. The test was established in 1936 by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Rohit Manglik, a tech observer has said some brilliant words in his blog post here describing his past experience & future visions.
  15. LEANCO10

    The PhD in Art Practice

    @poorstudent Your response was so helpful to me. I studied drawing and sculpture and went on to earn a Post-Bac with the intention of going on to an MFA. However, I had a pretty terrible experience in my Post-Bac program, which was basically a money mill for the school at the time. I thought about it for many years, and I believe I can continue making work on my own that is focused and impactful without that terminal MFA. However, I am contemplating an MA in art history. My main concern is that the process and the profession will take me away from the actual art making, as there has been some feedback of that very issue. The other issue is that many of the jobs I have interest in require an MFA or MA. I'm probably better set up to return for an MFA but, of course, with the economic uncertainty of the times, I am trying to make the most pragmatic choice.
  16. A couple reasons come to mind immediately: 1) Schools with more prestige have more money and can support their graduate students better. Better-supported graduate students do better scholarship. 2) Students at prestigious schools encounter a greater number of prestigious professors, and therefor have better models of how to perform academic intelligence. 3) Name recognition matters on applications - prestigious schools offer a way to winnow a 100 person application file because the people they produce are, within reason, known quantities.
  17. Business Ph.Ds get jobs no matter where you go to school, so those stats about them is probably more related to what schools are able to run large business Ph.D programs. They are more expensive than other areas. Most schools only have 1 or 2 students per year in each area of business. But the caste system still exists. I am at a top program for my area, but because my school is not well regarded I don't have a chance at schools like Cornell or Pittsburg. I'll get a job, yes, but some schools will take one look at the name of my institution and put my CV in the discard pile.
  18. Adelaide9216

    The Positivity Thread

    I asked a man I am interested in for coffee. He has accepted. but I don't know if he is single... I hope so. (Maybe he thinks my invitation was a friendly one.). I pitched an idea to a journal for an article today. I went to see a free music concert yesterday.
  19. cephalexin

    The Positivity Thread

    This is a great start. Congrats!
  20. Cheshire_Cat

    The Positivity Thread

    I have asked two different guys to hang out with me one-on-one in the past week. This is not an accomplishment for most people, but for me it is. I'm not used to putting myself out there in any way. These arent even dates, but how am I supposed to date a guy if I'm scared to express interest in even being his friend?
  21. Hi everyone, I have a quick question about funding. Here in Canada, you get funding either through 1) funding by simply admission / supervisor grant, 2) as a TA for the school, and 3) write a proposal for a grant for CGS-M, Vanier, etc. Here in Canada, PhD applicants are expected to apply for grant funding along with their application. You aren't competitive without an application. I've heard American PhD are fully funded. Because of this difference, do applications for US schools still expect students to apply for grants to be competitive? If so, what are the major grant organizations for clinical psychology-related funding? In Canada, it is centralized, so we really just write one application and that's it. Are there multiple for US schools?
  22. ray92

    2019 GEM Fellowship

    @IceCream & MatSci I did receive that
  23. razzledazzle

    Canada MSW 2019

    Hi everyone! Is there a facebook page or separate forum for those who got accepted into the 2 year msw program at uoft? I'm looking to connect with others
  24. Hey there! I'm trying to apply to Georgia Tech's Master of Science in computer science and they seem to have slightly different application requirements than most universities. They require a Career and Objectives Essay and a Statement of Purpose (I've linked to the page so you can see it for yourself): Career Objectives and Background Essay - " What has prepared you for this program?" Up to 2,000 characters allowed for response. Statement of purpose Academic and career plans. Up to 4,000 characters allowed for response I'm a bit confused about how to approach this. Normally, a single Statement of Purpose incorporates both these things. I'm thinking I write about my past academic history and so on in the Career Objectives and Background Essay (e.g. I did XYZ internship in 2018 and did ABC in it), while the Statement of Purpose, in this case, should be a bit more story-like, and more like a personal statement, that describes my personal history (e.g. I was always interested in blah, blah, blah) and why I want to study there (Georgia Tech's great, etc.)? Any of you have any suggestions on how to structure it better? Am I misunderstanding something? Any and all feedback is welcome.
  25. dey17

    Confused about USA and UK.

    Hi AP, I made up my decision to stay here in Chicago. I thought a lot and felt that it would be unwise to start afresh in a new group when I already worked here for a year. Yes, I applied in Cambridge seeing an opening last year when I was kind of not satisfied with my life here. Thank you so much for such a nicely explained answer.
  26. Stardust3000

    2019 MPH CANADA

    Has anyone received a Facebook group link for the MPH class of 2020 yet?
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