I recently did my interview for theoretical physics at UoM. I loved getting to see the university and the city and am really eager to go there, so I prepared very thoroughly for my interview and looked over all the physics I had covered in my work experiences. When I actually did the interview, I barely got asked any questions. The only thing I got asked is what the electric field lines look like when you have two positive charges next to each other (which IMO is very rudimentary) and what would happen if I moved the charges - to which I said a magnetic field would be 'created'. And the only reason we were even talking about electric fields is because I said that is what I had just been doing in school yesterday - so it's not like he was stretching my knowledge in any way. Everyone else I know who did an interview there got at least one difficult question where they had to use some amount of maths or physics. The interviewer didn't ask me about any of my work experience (which was in astrophysics) and just asked me which subject I like the most.I just felt the interview was far too chilled out and I could have handled being probed a lot more than he did. I really liked the interviewer, I'm just slightly disappointed that I didn't get to show any of my skills in maths or physics and felt he could have at least given me something to fully show what I can do. Did anyone have any similar experiences?
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