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I have another with the water splashing up behind the icicles, but it seems too busy of a photo.

I have another with the water splashing up behind the icicles, but it seems too busy of a photo.

Madison seems pretty neat, it about a mile between the two lakes with the university cupping the bottom of one and the capital south of the isthmus. The lakes are decent sized lakes with water and what not, but still just lakes. It feels more like a large town than a city, the architecture ranges from modern to victorian to castle to classic concrete; no steady theme.

None of the professors clicked with me in their research. The plasma research was interesting and everything but with the exception of a few projects it was all large scale project based. For the main one, the Madison Symmetrical Torus, a grad student would come to own and do their thesis on one of the diagnostic machines on MST. They would also get a few weeks a year to do an experiment on it.

What I like the best about Madison (aside from ridiculous housing prices) would have to be the people. Not the citizens of Madison but the physics students at the prospective and graduate levels. In Washington i was mostly with geology type prospectives, I thought this was a heavy advantage to Madison. I forgot that I could just hang out with physics types in Washington, especially if I take some physics courses like graduate electromagnetism through the physics department.

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