Posts by Libby Tolman
The exact form of the thesis and the time frame in which students complete it vary a lot between departments, but in physics the process starts in the summer before senior year when students decide what topic they want to work on; whether they want to do computational, theoretical, or experimental physics; and who they want to advise them.
I started ballroom my very first semester at Princeton, mainly because I once took an Argentine tango lesson before coming to Princeton, and was surprised at how fun it was.
When I applied to college, I knew I loved physics, but I didn't know much about what being a physics major entailed. So that you are more informed, I've created a summary of the physics classes I've taken here so far.