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From Fermilab to the U.S. House of Representatives

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

Book review: “My life as a quant”

“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”

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?

Becoming a Quant: some basic information…

Hi everybody,

I’m currently finishing my PhD in Theoretical Particle Physics and I’m looking for a job in finance. A possibility I’m considering is to become a “quant” (I believe somebody already explained what this job is about in another post on this blog). Looking for more information about what I actually need to be hired in this sector I found an interesting thread in physicsforums.com: http://www.physicsforums.com/showthread.php?t=376191 Continue reading Becoming a Quant: some basic information…

From Particle Physics at the US to Quantitative Finance in Singapore

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