Are there guys with a masters degree in physics here? What is your job now and where are you hoping to work in the future?
What are some interesting branches you can work in later except doing research at an uni?
Thanks for answers
Bachelor's in physics in 2012
Master's in photonics in 2013
I work at a large contract lab owned by MIT. Kind of like a national lab, but mostly military funding. I work on several research projects involving laser technology. Right now my projects are
Building an optical system and demonstrating a new type of solid state laser to investigate its use in satellite power beaming, high-altitude LIDAR, and optical data streams between aircraft
Power scaling in high power fiber lasers
New technologies for laser beam combining
I spend all of my time either in a lab building optical experiments or writing simulations in MATLAB for experiments. I do not generate the projects, that's done by more senior staff. So I can work entirely on my experimental skills and I don't have to do a lot of managerial bullshit.
I've been published 3 times and am presenting at a major conference in May.
There's another guy here my age (25) who has an MS in physics. He did a small research project in optics so that gave him the start to work in this field. You should have some level of specialization to get you started. For me it was the fact that my MS was specifically in photonics as opposed to physics in general and I did a significant project in optcs.
Prior to this job I worked for 10 months at a company that made optical crystals. It kinda sucked and was below my skill level. My job now is pretty awesome.
I'm starting a PhD at MIT next year thanks to working closely with MIT profs.
not a physicist, but I come for a no name land, and am studying science shit on a fancypants country
learn the fucking language (if it isn't english)
dont be an entitled little cock
show'em you're better
>into day trading
don't do this
do not become a professional gambler, unless you are using other peoples money and have zero skin in the game yourself. Just shave a percentage off of any money you make for them. The markets are a casino rigged by insiders and central banks. fyi
>What are some interesting branches you can work in later
Plenty. In addition to physics jobs (academia but also national labs) you can get jobs in electronics, especially for interfacing electronics and sensors, mechanic designs and software.
Sure, many things are specialised these days but there is still a place for physicists with a broad background.
Doing a bachelor in physics atm (2nd year)
gonna do a master in mechanical engineering, business or something that has better job prospects. Maybe innovation management or something...
I mean, I don't wanna be a lab rat all my life... Even though I like how a bsc in physics gives you lots of answers of how nature works and shit
I ask a question once to a teacher, here it goes.
>Does a magnet have the same gravitational force with an object that has the same mass as the magnet?
>Teacher says, "Does an apple falling to the ground have the same gravitational force as the tree?"
>I said yes.
>Teacher says, "Who has greater mass, me or you?" I said you.
>Teacher says , "If we would have the same mass, we would have the same gravitational force, if an object has a greater mass, the object has a greater gravitational force. (So on with less mass, inversely proportional to gravitational force)"
>MFW I remember that magnets does not have greater gravitational force, but it has greater magnetic force.