Probably one of the most interesting careers I have had so far was working as a manufacturing engineer. I have done this for a total of 6 years, and this experience was so positive that it changed my career ambitions … Continue reading Manufacturing Engineer
Something I have always found disturbing is the fact that no one seems to know what happened with that previous colleague that left the academic path to look for a job in the private sector. OK, this is probably much more true in High Energy Physics than in other areas, but that’s my field… Continue reading Keep track of your students!
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
“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”
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!
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 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?