Wyoming, or stay put?

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aherring
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Wyoming, or stay put?

Postby aherring » Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:05 pm

Dear friends,
I have been admitted to the Math PhD program at the University of Wyoming for Fall 2014! Anyone else on here considering Wyoming for graduate school? I am hoping to get some advice and you all, as my peers, will certainly be able to give better advice than family members, non-mathematical friends, etc. I applied to Wyoming mostly because of one number theorist whose research intrigued me. I have corresponded with him and have come to find out that he will be on sabbatical next year at IAS :| He is truly the only number theorist in the department and really the only person, at this point, who I would be interested in working with. The thing is that I am already in a graduate program at the institution from which I received my BS and have the option of continuing in my program here. In my program here there is a quite well known number theorist who I would be very happy to continue to work with as well as an active geometry group. I suppose what I am asking for is: does anyone have any information on the program at Wyoming? I ask very humbly: what would you do in my situation? Any and all input would be appreciated!

Ryker
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Re: Wyoming, or stay put?

Postby Ryker » Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:49 pm

aherring wrote:Dear friends,
I have been admitted to the Math PhD program at the University of Wyoming for Fall 2014! Anyone else on here considering Wyoming for graduate school? I am hoping to get some advice and you all, as my peers, will certainly be able to give better advice than family members, non-mathematical friends, etc. I applied to Wyoming mostly because of one number theorist whose research intrigued me. I have corresponded with him and have come to find out that he will be on sabbatical next year at IAS :| He is truly the only number theorist in the department and really the only person, at this point, who I would be interested in working with. The thing is that I am already in a graduate program at the institution from which I received my BS and have the option of continuing in my program here. In my program here there is a quite well known number theorist who I would be very happy to continue to work with as well as an active geometry group. I suppose what I am asking for is: does anyone have any information on the program at Wyoming? I ask very humbly: what would you do in my situation? Any and all input would be appreciated!
Well, do you still have courses left to do? Someone entering directly from undergrad wouldn't pick his/her supervisor until at least a year into a Ph.D., so if you have some requirements you still need to meet, then there's no reason to worry. If you really want to work with him, you could also just ask him whether he'd supervise you and, if so, to give you some reading material that could help with coming up with a thesis problem. Maybe have Skype conversations every so often with him, as well. I don't know, there's plenty of ways to work around this, and it's only a year.




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