Physics Research

I’ve just been accepted into Stanford and I’m curious about how easy it is to get involved in physics research as an undergrad, especially in quantum physics and, ideally, quantum gravity, though I know that’s a bit ambitious for an undergrad. What steps should I take, and what advice would you give to someone looking to start in this field?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

I’m currently a first year physics graduate student at Stanford, please DM me if you have any questions or want any specific advice.

Getting into a physics research lab is easy, but for quantum gravity, as a freshman? Your best bet is to ask Leonard Susskind about being an Independent Research and Study (PHYSICS 190) advisee. Ask his admin Zhenhua Wang for a half hour appointment, Or maybe Eva Silverstein? Good luck; you’ll need it. A few years in it will probably be pretty easy, especially if you can take and do well in either of their pertinent classes. Watch and to prep.