Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Crunch time

I just emailed CERN and turned down their offer. So Fermilab it is!

Now I just need to get a US visa. Easier said than done, I feel...

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

I'm in a pickle

So I just found out that I got onto the CERN Summer Student Programme too.

Now I have to choose between working at CERN or Fermilab over the summer.

Easy. Not.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Science For Careers: Report Published

My group's report went live today! The interactive BIS website has an embedded version which you can read online, although if you have a slow internet connection, this page takes ridiculously long to load. The pdf file of the report can be viewed directly here (1MB pdf file) and the Group Chair Diana Garnham's letter to BIS about the report can be seen here (13.6 KB pdf file).

Just in case you were wondering, my box is on p12 and also in the appendix on p41 (that one is my original version, before Cate added my comment about getting emails...). Check it out!

EDIT: Diana discusses the key points from our report here, as well as mentioning the prospect of a "Hidden Science - Hidden Scientists" event, scheduled for this summer, when scientists can come 'out the closet'. With any luck that event will happen, even with the change of government, as the idea sounded really good in our last meeting.

Change of plan

Chicago here I come!

So I've officially accepted my place on the Intership for Physics Majors (IPM) programme at Fermilab for summer 2010. Slight change of plan from working on the trading floor at RBS in the City... In fact, it's not really sunk in that I'll be spending 10 weeks working in the US of A yet. I'm not even sure what I'll be doing - I don't get assigned to a research group/project until much closer my starting date of June 7th. I'll still be experiencing work in the Big Smoke - I've lined up a 6 week internship with Promontory Finance in London, which starts as soon as I finish up at Fermilab. I'll most likely be working on some anti-money laundering stuff when I'm there (in between hitting up Topshop and Sketch every weekend...).

I'm going to be busy busy busy this summer! It's better that way: I get bored far too easily and can't stand sitting around for too long :)