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
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
I work as a postdoc (scientific research) in Complex Systems, specifically in Socio-physics. We basically build models that try to describe (and eventually, to predict) different social behaviors, like the spread of rumors, a fashion/innovation/opinion adoption, the competition between languages, community patters, etc. Continue reading From Higgs hunting to Sociophysics
I am a postdoctoral researcher in an American university working in Particle Physics Theory. When I started my PhD in Spain I had no f*** idea what was this job about or which are the usual stages in a researcher career, so I’ll try to explain it now that I know. I hope it will be useful for others. Continue reading Particle physicist
I completed my PhD in Physics in Valencia with professor E. Oset. After that, I decided to leave the academic world and to work in a private company. My first job was as a progressive lens designer at INDO, where I worked for three years. After that, I decided to move to the banking sector, where I'm working now. I work as CVA quantitative analyst at BBVA. A quantitative analyst (“quant” from now on) is in charge of pricing exotic derivatives and giving hedging strategies to cover the market risks associated to them. I will try to briefly explain what is this about. Continue reading Quantitative analyst at BBVA
In the early days, GMV focused on the space and defense industry, in fields like the mission analysis, flight dynamics, control centers, simulation or satellite navigation. Nowadays its market is wider and includes consulting and engineering services, software and hardware development, system integration and operations support. In practice it has become a standard software consulting company. Continue reading Project engineer at GMV
Reading the previous posts, I have realized how (relatively) old I am and how hard is to summarize 24 years of work experience (or I should better say burden).
After graduating in physics in 1986, and following a professor advice, I had an interview with Electronic Traffic S.A. (ETRA S.A.) and on August 1st of the same year I started working in the R&D division of this Spanish company based in Valencia dealing in traffic control systems production. Continue reading University IT-manager