So I got to the second round at one of the MBB companies. Cases are going quite well I think, and I am focussing my attention a lot on the fit part now. One of the first things I usually get asked after saying that I studied theoretical physics is to explain my research project. It so happens that I have done an extremely theoretical project and most people have never heard about this field at all. I usually get around only giving some vague idea about the field of research, but I am not quite satisfied with that.
I try to answer this question in about 2 minutes but if I have to explain both the field and my specific project I simply need more time. I was wondering what I should focus on here. Giving an idea of the complexety of the field, give some information about my project with little context, or rather focus on methods we used to solve problems? Is it fine to ask if it's all right to take some extra time to explain both the field and my project?