Postby **klob** » Mon Oct 28, 2013 10:15 am

My advice is stick with your Ph.D program in physics. It doesn't sound for me that your are really knowing what mathematical physics is, since you don't know a professor in this area who could recommend you.

You got already something many people are dreaming of: being accepted in a Ph.D. program. So don't throw all of this away just because you think at the moment there could be something even nicer .

I think it will be very hard for you to switch. People will think if you already started a Ph.D. in physics and now want to switch, why can you be serious about doing a Ph.D. in mathematical physics now? The chance could be too high for them that you want to leave again, after you realized that mathematical physics is not like you thought it is.

I also studied both, (theoretical) Physics and Mathematical Physics, both Master. Both are very different. If you think about mathematical physics, think more of mathematics which you apply to an area which is not too far away from physics. But it doesn't have really something to do with physics. The spectrum of non-linear Schrödinger operators would be an example. You don't use physics, just math.

Are you doing Theoretical or Experimental Physics?