Category Archives: General aspects

The Importance of Physics to the Irish Economy

I have always thought that physicists, and scientists in general, should make a stronger effort to make evident their importance in economic terms. Even if we are talking about basic science, there is always a long-term benefit that can be estimated in numbers. It’s very useful to show such unambiguous numbers to the rest of society, to remember them once again the importance of science. Continue reading The Importance of Physics to the Irish Economy

What the fuck do I do now with a PhD In Astrophysics?

The fact is that as an astronomer/cosmologist/astrophysicist your main skills are nowadays not so special. You are by comparison with other professionals, let’s say, an “average computer geek“. So again, where in this competitive world can a Astrophysicist find its place? Continue reading What the fuck do I do now with a PhD In Astrophysics?

EVENT: Jobs for physicists

We would like to let you know that an interesting event called “I mestieri del fisico” (Jobs for physicists) will be held at the University of Bologna (Italy) on May 18th 2012. During the event, devoted to physics students, several alumni of the physics department will present their jobs and explain how studying physics helped them in getting the job. You can find the complete program at this page (in Italian). Continue reading EVENT: Jobs for physicists

Euroscience Open Forum 2012

The Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is the largest science event in Europe. It is organized biannually and this year will be held in Dublin form July 11 to July 15 (ESOF2012). This event aims to be an interdisciplinary event for different public, with a very broad program that includes a great scientific program, a social program, meetings academia-industry and a career program. Continue reading Euroscience Open Forum 2012

Italian physicist job-hunting

Hi folks,

currently I’m playing the crazy theoretical physicist in Valencia, Spain, where I got a PhD fellowship. It took four months from my graduation until I got the PhD fellowship and I waited two more months to take possession of my PhD desk. During these six months I went through some job interviews and I considered different kind of jobs, experiences that, aside from the outcome, I recommend to everybody as “formative”, not to say ridiculous, experiences. Continue reading Italian physicist job-hunting