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Any clues what I should expect and how I should prepare? How much can they rip me apart in 30 mins? My number one tip: don't go into it expecting to be ripped apart, they're academics, not leopards! :) Seriously, though, every PhD interview I had (UK, cosmology, three years ago) was very friendly and relatively informal. Some were more informal than ...


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I am a first year PhD student in theoretical computer science (formal methods), which is close enough to math that I think my experience my be relevant. (Also my undergrad is in math.). When I applied to programs I did multiple interviews like this. In my experience the technical questions pertained to: literature written by or related to the work of the ...


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