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    Hi guys,

    As it says in the title, I'm a third year at Sussex on the MPhys program. I'm expecting a first, I'm an experimentalist interested in atomic and optical physics, and I did a foundation year here.

    If anyone has any questions about physics at uni, want to see some example lecture notes, are curious about student life, or Sussex's department, I'm here to answer them - if there's any interest
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    (Original post by Antimatter)
    Hi guys,

    As it says in the title, I'm a third year at Sussex on the MPhys program. I'm expecting a first, I'm an experimentalist interested in atomic and optical physics, and I did a foundation year here.

    If anyone has any questions about physics at uni, want to see some example lecture notes, are curious about student life, or Sussex's department, I'm here to answer them - if there's any interest
    Could I see some example lecture notes please? I'm a medic but I've always had a keen interest in Physics and it's the only A-level I actually miss! Thanks
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    (Original post by areebmazhar)
    Could I see some example lecture notes please? I'm a medic but I've always had a keen interest in Physics and it's the only A-level I actually miss! Thanks
    Sure - do you want mine or ones lecturers post online? The only ones I have on me right now are advanced QM, particle physics and lasers - but my particle notes are terrible! I can scan a few piccies of whichever you'd like though
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    Can you cry under water?
    It's practically an entry requirement.
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    (Original post by Antimatter)
    Hi guys,

    As it says in the title, I'm a third year at Sussex on the MPhys program. I'm expecting a first, I'm an experimentalist interested in atomic and optical physics, and I did a foundation year here.

    If anyone has any questions about physics at uni, want to see some example lecture notes, are curious about student life, or Sussex's department, I'm here to answer them - if there's any interest
    Have any quantum optics or stat mech stuff? I'm meant to be doing that next year on my course
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    (Original post by natninja)
    Have any quantum optics or stat mech stuff? I'm meant to be doing that next year on my course
    Not yet, I'm taking a course in it next year too though - where do you study?
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    (Original post by Antimatter)
    Not yet, I'm taking a course in it next year too though - where do you study?
    Oxford, I'm currently in my first year but we start that next year and spend basically the whole year doing that and doing all the classical e/m we don't cover in first year
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    (Original post by Antimatter)
    Sure - do you want mine or ones lecturers post online? The only ones I have on me right now are advanced QM, particle physics and lasers - but my particle notes are terrible! I can scan a few piccies of whichever you'd like though
    Could I see some of yours? I'm doing physics A-level, and particle physics is one of the areas I'm more interested in, plus it would be good to see what university notes are like. Thanks


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    what's the work load in first year ? - is first year much harder than advanced higher physics ? - and in general is there much writing in the course ?
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    (Original post by Namige)
    Are there many girls doing physics?
    I'm one! I'd say we're about 30-40% girls but it never feels that way, at least to me. All my classmates are my friends and I don't see their gender when I look at them!
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    (Original post by Rhodopsin94)
    Could I see some of yours? I'm doing physics A-level, and particle physics is one of the areas I'm more interested in, plus it would be good to see what university notes are like. Thanks


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    My notes are at home - I'll scan them soon In the meantime I can PM/email you my lecture's notes for the nuclear and particle physics course if that would interest you? They're really well written!
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    (Original post by SorryInAdvance)
    what's the work load in first year ? - is first year much harder than advanced higher physics ? - and in general is there much writing in the course ?
    I'd say it's a fair bit harder but it only gets worse in second year On the plus side, it does get more interesting though and as you progress, even though you're working harder you definitely enjoy it more! Writing wise, we write one long lab report a year and I've written two essays in the last four years, so not really!
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    (Original post by Antimatter)
    My notes are at home - I'll scan them soon In the meantime I can PM/email you my lecture's notes for the nuclear and particle physics course if that would interest you? They're really well written!
    Okay, whenever you can would be great yeah sure, thanks! Is it easier for you to PM me or email them? If you'd rather email, then I'll PM you my email, but otherwise just PM thanks again


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    (Original post by Antimatter)
    My notes are at home - I'll scan them soon In the meantime I can PM/email you my lecture's notes for the nuclear and particle physics course if that would interest you? They're really well written!
    Could you PM me the lecturers notes on the nuclear and particle physics course please? Also, thanks for taking the time out to do this, I'm sure we all appreciate it
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    (Original post by areebmazhar)
    Could you PM me the lecturers notes on the nuclear and particle physics course please? Also, thanks for taking the time out to do this, I'm sure we all appreciate it
    If you or anyone else wants them, please PM me your email address and I'll send them to you
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    Hi, I'm also a third year physics student, but at a different university.
    How's the staff student relationship in the department? I've been trying to gauge how it is in other departments.
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    Hi, I'm also a third year physics student, but at a different university.
    How's the staff student relationship in the department? I've been trying to gauge how it is in other departments.
    Amazing! But I'm not sure about others... How's yours?

    We have an open door policy so all lecturers doors are open at all times and we're encouraged to pop in and see them, and often have coffee/chats with them. The head of department tries to come into our study space at least once a week to have a chat and see how he can improve, and all the staff really want the best for us. An anecdote I like to tell on open days is when I was struggling on a question revising in first year I knocked on my lecturer's door but he was out, but the guy in the office next door popped out and asked if he could help (bear in mind I'd never met him before at this point...) and spent an hour helping a first year with basic mechanics. It turns out he's a world leader in supersymmetry searches at the LHC :o:

    We also have a ball once a year (next Saturday!) where a lot of staff and students go to let their hair down and relax, then often some staff come out to the local clubs with us!
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    XD a close friend of mines in first year physics at sussex!!
    i went and sat in on a lecture of his the other day (i love physics) but it was the most boring thing ever lolol - classical physics lecture about capacitors (lectured by the little lady with red glasses...dunno where shes from). the whole electricity/electromagnet thing i hated in a levels . on the plus side, we did spot someone in his group who is a doppelganger of one of our friends ^^
 
 
 
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