### Profile evaluation: switching from physics to pure math

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**Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:49 am**(also posted in applicants profile post)

I'm a physics major in an Asian school (not sure how well-known my school is in the US) but halfway through my degree, I started taking upper division math courses. Completed 5 so far (intro to topology, differential geometry, abstract algebra, representation theory of finite groups, real analysis up to Lebesgue integrals, all As) and will take 6 more (including 2 grad courses in geometry/topology) this year.

I'm now doing some independent study with a professor (should be somewhat famous in his field?) in algebraic topology and a senior project on quantization with another math professor. Also did a summer research project on supersymmetry with a physics professor in the US. These 3 profs will be writing my letters. The second and third one should be strong, not sure about the first one (he has been quite ambiguous on this matter)

I'm be applying to following schools for pure math phd in geometry/topology

U Chicago

LSGNT

UT Austin

U Mich

Maryland

Stony Brook

Utah

IU Bloomington

UIUC

Ohio

UVA

Vanderblit

How realistic is this list? I'll love to see some comments on my profile

I'm a physics major in an Asian school (not sure how well-known my school is in the US) but halfway through my degree, I started taking upper division math courses. Completed 5 so far (intro to topology, differential geometry, abstract algebra, representation theory of finite groups, real analysis up to Lebesgue integrals, all As) and will take 6 more (including 2 grad courses in geometry/topology) this year.

I'm now doing some independent study with a professor (should be somewhat famous in his field?) in algebraic topology and a senior project on quantization with another math professor. Also did a summer research project on supersymmetry with a physics professor in the US. These 3 profs will be writing my letters. The second and third one should be strong, not sure about the first one (he has been quite ambiguous on this matter)

I'm be applying to following schools for pure math phd in geometry/topology

U Chicago

LSGNT

UT Austin

U Mich

Maryland

Stony Brook

Utah

IU Bloomington

UIUC

Ohio

UVA

Vanderblit

How realistic is this list? I'll love to see some comments on my profile