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Ask me anything: Moiya McTier – ‘There is no greater thrill than standing on a stage in front of a crowd full of curious people’
Moiya McTier is an astrophysicist, science communicator and author in New York City, US
Ellie Whitehall describes her move from student to teacher in physics, reflecting on her experiences of education
Carol Davenport on the “hard” and “soft” skill sets that are invaluable when it comes to your employability as a physicist
Sixth-form student Annabelle Gill discusses a week-long internship at CERN
From quantum technology to green jobs, Physics World Careers 2022 showcases the range of career options open to physicists
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The MYRRHA project in Belgium is seeking enthusiastic scientists, engineers and project managers with a talent for cross-disciplinary collaboration
Suman Shrestha, who is doing a PhD in medical physics in the US, on why he wants to return to Nepal with his new-found skills and expertise
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Catherine Foley is a solid-state physicist who is currently the chief scientist of Australia
Ask me anything: Sara Webb – ‘It’s always beautiful and humbling to be one of the first to look at the pictures of the universe we’re taking’
Sara Webb is an astrophysicist and science communicator based at the Swinburne University of Technology in Australia
Ask me anything: Lilly Liu – ‘We need team work: it’s impossible for one individual or team to solve a problem’
Lilly Liu is an associate professor at the University of Bristol, researching materials used in extreme environments
Engineering world-changing materials: Nicola Spaldin on the importance of curiosity-driven research and what it means to be a physicist
Materials scientist Nicola Spaldin talks about her award-winning research and her somewhat circuitous career path
Dennis Sherwood on the creative process and how to grow a good idea
Acoustic specialists at QinetiQ minimize the noise made by ships, submarines and other maritime platforms
The defence and security company QinetiQ is looking for physicists and engineers who are keen to explore the properties of radio waves to solve wireless challenges and create novel...
Ask me anything: Clare Burrage – ‘We look for connections between different areas of physics, but it is impossible for anyone to be an expert across it all’
Clare Burrage is a cosmologist at the University of Nottingham, and winner of the 2023 Blavatnik Award for Young Scientists in the UK in Physical Sciences and Engi...
Nicole Bell is a dark-matter physicist and the new president of the Australian Institute of Physics
Ask me anything: Zahra Hussaini – ‘We’re working on autonomous driving technology that has the potential to transform lives’
Zahra Hussaini is a senior software reliability engineer at Waymo, an autonomous driving technology company that started as Google’s Self-Driving Car Project
‘I see a piece of myself in every student that I’ve mentored, and we motivate each other’ – Wen-fai Fong on supporting the next generation of astronomers
Wen-fai Fong talks to Rob Lea about shaping the future of astronomy
A doctoral training centre in wind and marine energy aims to equip PhD students with the skills and knowledge needed to drive continuing expansion in the offshore renewables indust...
Jessica James is managing director at Commerzbank AG in London, UK
The emerging quantum technology industry offers a dynamic career pathway for creative and adaptable physical scientists
Ask me anything: Rafal Janik – ‘We want to build quantum computers that are useful and available to people everywhere’
Rafal Janik is the chief operating officer at the photonic quantum technology company Xanadu in Toronto, Canada
Mark Richards describes how his search for a community of fellow “quantum black dots” led him to found the Blackett Lab Family – the UK’s first national ne...
Joyful Mdhluli describes the joy that a career in physics brings, even after hitting rock bottom during her PhD
Ask me anything: Janina Moereke – ‘I wish I’d known how beneficial a healthy amount of self-doubt is’
Janina Moereke is a development engineer who uses optical and electrical techniques to characterize and develop thin-film solar cells
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