If you're thinking about your next career move, Physics World Careers is an annual guide that offers valuable careers advice, insightful case studies showcasing possible career options, plus a comprehensive employer directory. And jobseekers with a background in science, technology, engineering or mathematics can explore all the latest opportunities on Physics World Jobs, a recruitment website from the publishers of Physics World.
Ask me anything: Mariya Lyubenova – ‘I love the constant supply of food for thought that research offers’
Careers advice from the head of media relations at ESO, science adviser to ESO’s communication department, and editor of ESO’s journal The Messenger
M S Zobaer describes his unexpected journey from dusty plasmas to neuroscience
Training for your future
Laura Hiscott hears from physicists working in a range of different careers at the March meeting of the American Physical Society
Sam Lavery describes how getting involved in the physics community helped him both academically and personally
Engineer, physics teacher, science communicator and education consultant Steve Bullock talks about a career of bold choices, sideways jumps and obstacles overcome
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Careers in medical physics
Medical physicist and entrepreneur Maryellen Giger on how she established the use of AI in breast cancer imaging
Linax Technologies founder Marco Carlone on creating an online learning tool that trains and teaches medical physicists
Video showcase: physics graduates share their stories
Physics World Careers
The 2021 edition of Physics World Careers is packed full of advice for early-career scientists. Including a range of valuable advice, informative case studies and recruiter profiles, it demonstrates the variety of jobs that use a physics degree.
Ask me anything: Jim Al-Khalili – ‘I find quantum mechanics endlessly rewarding, fascinating and frustrating’
Careers advice from Jim Al-Khalili, professor of theoretical physics at the University of Surrey and award-winning science communicator
Luz Ángela García, a cosmology postdoc in Bogotá, Colombia, on her journey into physics and astronomy as a woman from South America
Jony Hudson is a research engineer working on the development of artificial intelligence at DeepMind
Materials scientist Arnab Basu, head of radiation-detection technology developer Kromek, on spin-offs, COVID-19 and the future
Troels Schönfeldt talks about his career change from particle physics to co-founder and chief executive of Seaborg Technologies
The American Physical Society's National Mentoring Community helps students from under-represented minorities find the right support and mentorship
Erik Bakkers is professor of advanced nanomaterials and devices at the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) in the Netherlands
Carol Marsh is deputy head of electronics engineering at aerospace engineering company Leonardo
Caitlin Duffy says it is more critical than ever to consider your next career move despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic
City University of Hong Kong wants to scale and diversify its PhD physics programme by recruiting a new generation of rising stars from all over the world
Corey Gray on building and working at LIGO, inspiring the next generation of Indigenous physicists, and having a healthy work–life balance
The science writer and theoretical physicist gives her advice to physics graduates
Sarah Cruddas is a space journalist, TV host, author and director at Space for Humanity
TTP’s multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers work with a diverse client base to invent, design and develop new products and technologies with lasting commercial impac...
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- Instrumentation and measurement | Virtual event Microscopy and Microanalysis (M&M) Meeting 2021 1—5 August 2021
- Agriculture | Conference The 7th International Conference on Agricultural and Biological Sciences (ABS 2021) 9—11 August 2021 | Jinzhou, China
- Condensed matter | Conference The Second International Conference on Nature Inspired Surface Engineering 9—11 August 2021 | Seoul, South Korea