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Direct from the Director: Biomedical Physics at Ryerson University

A happy bunch: Ryerson's Biomedical Physics grad students

Ryerson University in Toronto is a destination for students wanting to study medical and biomedical physics.

What makes Ryerson’s graduate programs in biomedical physics so desirable? It’s a combination of factors

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GradSchoolShopper Advice on the Use of the GRE

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The Educational Testing Service (ETS) has made a statement on the “Fair And Appropriate Use of GRE Scores,” and AIP’s GradSchoolShopper.com has some relevant advice for you students.

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The Student Perspective: Imaging Science at RIT

Terrestrial laser scanning to gather ground truth structural data in conjunction with airborne data. Photo: David Kelbe.

Special to GradSchoolShopper.com!

Today’s featured post was contributed by David Kelbe, a doctoral candidate at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Imaging Science in Rochester, NY.

I am a third year PhD student at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Center for Imaging Science. I chose the Imaging Science degree program because quite simply, nothing else like it exists.

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Dartmouth Takes a Quantum Step

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Ever since being thought up by Benioff and Feynman in the 1980s, quantum computing has been a sort of holy grail in physics. Its potential is astounding, but so are the technical limitations. That’s where Dartmouth College and the University of Sydney come in.

 

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UIC Physics Prof Honored by White House

Night vision. Photo: Flickr/U.S. Army (cc).

Sivalingam Sivananthan’s innovation helped take down Osama Bin Laden.

A distinguished professor of physics at University of Illinois at Chicago and an immigrant to the United States, Dr. Sivalingam Sivananthan was recently named a White House Champion of Change.

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Apply to as many schools as you possibly can. Maintain your focus but cast a wide net in order to increase your choices when it comes time to accepting offers. Be sure to research the specific characteristics of each program, such as degree length, faculty, class sizes, fellowship opportunities, research specialties etc. as these factors may drastically influence your decision. — Crystal Bailey, Education and Careers Program Manager at the American Physical Society, Podcast Episode #2

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