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Uni. of Pittsburgh or Uni. of Florida?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 2:49 pm
by heshan666
Hi everyone,

What would be the better choice if my area of interest is Number Theory?.

Your suggestions would be much appreciated. Thanks.

Re: Uni. of Pittsburgh or Uni. of Florida?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:19 pm
by cappy64ftb
Have you heard anything from Pittsburgh yet?

Re: Uni. of Pittsburgh or Uni. of Florida?

Posted: Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:27 pm
by heshan666
cappy64ftb wrote:Have you heard anything from Pittsburgh yet?


No, not yet. I've already heard from UF, but I haven't accepted the offer yet. I truly am interested in UF but I wanna get a better idea of UPitt program and its standards. Btw, I was told that Upitt would make their decisions by the end of this month.

Re: Uni. of Pittsburgh or Uni. of Florida?

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 3:43 am
by Tianma799
I don't do number theory but I quickly glanced the research page of Pittsburgh and didn't notice senior faculty doing research in number theory. The dept seems to lean heavily on applied math research.

Re: Uni. of Pittsburgh or Uni. of Florida?

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:11 am
by cappy64ftb
I agree with Tianma799 that Pitt appears to have more of an applied angle to its research areas. It looked like Florida had a few people researching in Number theory so that would make that one the better option for you. Also thanks for the heads up about Pitt!

Re: Uni. of Pittsburgh or Uni. of Florida?

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:42 am
by heshan666
Thank you very much for all the suggestions. Yeahh and I think they are both evenly ranked universities; so it probably comes down to my area of interest. Anyway I look forward to hearing back from UPitt too.

Re: Uni. of Pittsburgh or Uni. of Florida?

Posted: Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:31 pm
by kb37
There's probably a single person who can advise you on Number Theory at the University of Pittsburgh - Thomas Hales. So if you are interested, I would email him in advance, otherwise, you might be forced to work in a different area.

Re: Uni. of Pittsburgh or Uni. of Florida?

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:43 am
by heshan666
kb37 wrote:There's probably a single person who can advise you on Number Theory at the University of Pittsburgh - Thomas Hales. So if you are interested, I would email him in advance, otherwise, you might be forced to work in a different area.


Hello Kb3, Thank you for your consideration. I actually went through UPitt website and got to know that they're very much into research areas in Applied Mathematics whereas UF has a strong faculty that does research in number theory and I believe UF has a better pure mathematical background than UPitt.Therefore, I accepted their offer.