“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”
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
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?
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?
Hi! I teach physics and chemistry to 9th, 10th and 11th graders at a Spanish public high school.
Teaching is one of the few well-known physics jobs, so I think there is no need to explain my day to day work, mainly because we all remember it from our days as high-school students. Continue reading High school teacher (Physics & Chemistry)
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