Did you know that the famous South American writers Nicanor Parra and Ernesto Sábato studied Physics? They both had very long careers doing research and teaching, and they actually worked or visited prestigious centers like MIT, Oxford, Curie Institute, … Continue reading Physics and literature
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
As many others, I guess, after the undergrad I found myself immersed in the everlasting dilemma between the private companies and the public research, fields that move somehow in parallel in Spain. In that moment, through a professor and friend, I received an offer for a research contract at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). Continue reading Public research in Spain
Yes, yes, you read it well. I’m a nanodoctor. But we can’t forget I studied physics. Last year, attending an international workshop on Nanomedicine in Malaga (Spain), I had the chance to flip through a lot of resumes of people working in nanomedicine and I realized then that a lot of them were physicists. Continue reading Nanodoctor
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
Did you know the Spanish politician Javier Solana studied Physics and he was actually was a Professor on solid-state physics at Complutense University (Madrid)? He has published more than 30 articles. Continue reading Did you know that Javier Solana studied Physics?
Did you know Brian May, the guitarist and a songwriter of the rock band Queen, studied Physics? He actually has a PhD thesis in astrophysics and he even published a paper in the prestigious journal Nature. Continue reading Did you know that Brian May studied Physics?
Did you know that Stephen Wolfram, the creator of Mathematica, studied Physics and that he actually was a well-known particle physicist? Amazingly enough, he published his first paper when he was sixteen and got his PhD at Caltech when he was 20 years old. Continue reading Did you know that Stephen Wolfram studied Physics?
Did you know Angela Merkel, the Chancellor of Germany, studied Physics?
In the left-hand column you can find out some other interesting facts, such as her university and year of graduation. You can also find a great biography on Wikipedia. Continue reading Did you know Angela Merkel studied Physics?
This work, as in any university, involves teaching and research. In my case there are few physicist coworkers, due to the degree courses that this university offers. Precisely because of this, although people graduated in this university are usually preferred as professors, in the case of physicists the easier way is to get the PhD in a university where the undergrad in Physics is offered. Continue reading Professor in private university