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Experimental physicist Freya Blekman talks to Tushna Commissariat about the joy of working on big science collaborations
Engineering physicist Christine Tremblay on making fibre-optic networks cheaper, smarter and more resilient, and opening the way to send voice, data and video streams at eve...
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City University of Hong Kong’s undergraduate physics programme wants to attract ambitious international students as they take their next step towards a scientific career in research or industry
Summer internships: Claire Houghton – ‘I got to see real scientific experiments, where no-one knows exactly what’s going to happen’
Laura Hiscott speaks to Claire Houghton, an early-career physicist who did summer internships at Kurt J Lesker and Adaptix
Summer internships: Marion Cromb – ‘I learnt good coding practice, and the code was actually sold to customers at the end’
Laura Hiscott speaks to Marion Cromb, a physics PhD student who did an internship every summer of their undergraduate degree
Laura Hiscott speaks to some early-career physicists who did summer internships in different places, from start-ups to university departments
City University of Hong Kong is seeking the ‘brightest and best’ early-career physicists with a breadth of international research experience
Careers in medical physics
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
Summer internships: Constantine Pelesis – ‘I built up my network and got an understanding of how a whole company works together’
Laura Hiscott speaks to Constantine Pelesis, an early-career physicist who did a summer internship at medical-physics company Adaptix
Video showcase: physics graduates share their stories
Physics World Careers
The 2022 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.
Physicists at QinetiQ are developing systems that combine and control high-energy laser beams to provide a powerful and cost-effective countermeasure against drones and other uncre...
Having originally done a PhD in quantum computing, patent attorney Katherine Brown explains why a scientific background is an asset in this area
Laura Hiscott speaks to Perdi Potgieter, a research scientist at NPL who left school at 16 to do an apprenticeship
Donna Strickland shared the 2018 Nobel Prize for Physics for her work developing the technique of “chirped pulse amplification”
Akihiro Kojima and Mike Lee, winners of the 2022 Rank Prize for Optoelectronics, on developing new materials for solar cells and switching into different career areas
Ask me anything: Giulia Grancini – ‘I’m very lucky as a scientist, because my job is also my passion’
Giulia Grancini is a professor of chemistry and an expert in next-generation materials for photovoltaic cells at the University of Pavia
Toyota has joined forces with The Electrochemical Society to support young scientists and engineers
Laura Hiscott talks to experts who have studied the quantum-tech jobs market about what’s on offer and what skills you’ll need to forge a successful career in this area
Ask me anything: Farai Mazhandu – ‘I find it fulfilling to support and inspire others, and to make seemingly complicated subjects exciting’
Farai Mazhandu is chief executive and co-founder of Bayete Quantum Technologies, which seeks to use quantum tech to solve problems for people in Africa
Andrew Hirst and Veronica Benson look at how physics students can prepare for careers in the post-pandemic world, and how universities and employers can help them
Ask me anything: Ciara Muldoon – ‘I love being part of a project that is making such a positive difference’
Ciara Muldoon is an Internet entrepreneur whose latest project is a charitable search engine that helps tackle climate change and climate injustice
Laura Hiscott speaks to three physicists who are doing their bit to build a more sustainable future in the field of finance
Laura Hiscott speaks to three physicists who are doing their bit to build a more sustainable future in the field of energy
Laura Hiscott speaks to three physicists who are doing their bit to build a more sustainable future in the field of policy
Laura Hiscott introduces three key areas of employment where physicists can tackle the world’s environmental challenges
Ask me anything: Joanne O’Meara – ‘there is nothing better than sharing your passion for science and seeing it ignite in someone else’
Joanne O’Meara is professor of physics at the University of Guelph in Canada and does outreach with children including segments on the TV show Daily Planet
Wolfgang Huber on being a physicist at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory and his contribution to the life sciences
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- Mathematics and computation | Virtual event HK Tech Forum on Reliability and Safety of Intelligent Systems 20—21 August 2022
- Materials | Conference The 12th International Conference on Inelastic X-ray Scattering – IXS2022 21—26 August 2022 | Oxford, UK
- Condensed matter | Workshop CMD29 colloquium: Real-space simulations of topological matter and disordered materials 21—26 August 2022 | Manchester, UK