Have you ever wondered how is it like to work for Wolfram Research, the company that made the Mathematica software, and what physicists can do in that company? Discover it in the words of a physicist in this very interesting article!
Via the blog Physics and Physicists, I’ve learned about the quite interesting story of Bill Foster, member of the Democratic Party that has just been elected as U.S. Representative for Illinois’s 11th congressional district.
Bill Foster is a Particle Physics Experimentalist, that after 22 years working in Fermilab decided to go into politics. Continue reading From Fermilab to the U.S. House of Representatives
I have a postdoc contract in particle physics. Specifically, I work in an experiment that studies the nature of the neutrino, one of the most elusive particles in the Universe. But, how did I end up here? Let’s start from the beginning. Continue reading Making a switch: From theory to experiment
“My life as a quant” is an amazing book, where Emanuel Derman tells how he went from Particle Physics research to Wall Street. I’m not going to write a real review of the book, because there are some excellent reviews already available on the Internet (Quantitative Finance, Wilmott, Slashdot, Financial Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, …), but instead I will just say a few random comments and put a few quotes of the book. Continue reading Book review: “My life as a quant”
One of our readers sent us the link of Manoj Thulasidas’ “Unreal blog“, where he talks about “Life and work; Perception and physics; Science and Spiritualism; and Money and quantitative finance”. Wow, lot of stuff there.
In particular, I think that for our readers it can be interesting to take a look at his post “The story so far“, where he summarizes the main Continue reading From Particle Physics at the US to Quantitative Finance in Singapore
Can a PhD in Theoretical Physics find a postdoc in Neuroscience? Well… it’s actually an “ideal candidate“! Continue reading LINK: From theoretical physics to neuroscience?
Are you thinking in going to grad school but undecided about doing theory or experiment? In the blog “Physics and Physicists” there is a post that you might find useful.
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
One of our readers sent us a couple of links to articles where becoming a scientist (or even going to grad school) is strongly advised against. The articles are quite brutal and straight to the point, and they can be depressing or shocking for some readers… Continue reading LINK: Don’t become a scientist!
In the GOLEM blog we can find the answer to that question, for a professor working at a public university in Spain (“Profesor Titular”) in the year 2011. The post is written in Spanish, but you can maybe follow the numbers. Continue reading LINK: What’s the salary for a university professor in Spain?