P Judge and R Casini Advise Early Career Researchers

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Physics World presents an article co-authored by HAO senior scientists, Philip Judge and Roberto Casini, on the challenges for the "budding research scientist" when selecting a meaningful research field and future career.

Their most noted recommendation emphasizes the careful pick for your first major graduate project; not necessarily “accepting the wisdom of a potential adviser”. In most cases, they explain, the first research project determines your career trajectory so it's important "to pick a research area that you find compelling". The article mentions how powerful external influences from societal pressures, public scrutiny and skepticism, and the denial of facts in favor of opinion can affect scientific funding and ultimately future career opportunities.

Read the full article—“Starting out strong