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
Since I was 20 years old, I had been curious to what it would be like to work in the environmental industry. Sixteen years after that I worked for several years as an air-quality consultant, and I will share this experience with you. Continue reading Environmental Industry
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?
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
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.
I taught for a semester in a private University in Spain (Universidad Católica de Valencia). The subject was ‘Knowledge of the Physical, Natural, Social and Cultural Environment’ for future School Teachers. Obviously, I was only teaching the first half. I have taught before in a public University (Universitat de València Estudi General): two subjects in two years. Continue reading Reflexions about my teaching experience in Spain
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!
The job I’m going to talk about, and that I had for some time, is more a temporary job than a permanent one. By word of mouth I found the Acquadimare association (ex Universo Acqua) in Milan, that coordinated the activity of a large number of so-called “experts”, both in science and humanities. These experts participate in private events, excursions or, in my case, activities in a tourist resort. Continue reading Physics in paradise: scientific guide
we have prepared a survey about the possible sectors of employment for a physicist. So, if you are a physicist, enter here and participate! It won’t take you more than 2 minutes!
UPDATE (12/04/2012): here you have a quick analysis of the first 143 answers… Continue reading SURVEY: What does a physicist do?