In which we look at the job situation for different specializations, yet another dumb modest proposal to fix education, and a smackdown of NBA players who are ignorant of fashion history.
- Physics and Physicists: Job Advertisements For Theorists and Experimentalists In Physics Today Apr/May 2012
Anyone reading my blog on the Problem in Pursuing To Be A Theorist would have read comments that disputed my claim that there are less job positions for theorists to practice what they want to do versus that of experimentalists. To make a check on how far off (or on) I was, I did a quick count on the job advertisements on the pages of Physics Today April and May 2012 issues. I look at each advertisement, categorize the job description into three categories: 1. Job looking only for experimentalists 2. Job looking only for theorists 3. Job that either has no clear description, or a job that either a theorist or experimentalist can do. This is often a position higher up in administration, i.e. director of a projects or lab, not something that a new PhD or Postdoc would qualify for. What I discovered was this distribution:
- The College Graduate as Collateral – NYTimes.com
Today in desperately stupid articles about education.
- Grantland Exclusive: Inventor of Eyeglasses Weighs In on LeBron-Westbrook Specs Debate – The Triangle Blog – Grantland
So. Glasses. Who invented them? Russell Westbrook? LeBron James? OR CARDINAL HUGH DE PROVENCE, SUBJECT OF THE FIRST PICTORIAL EVIDENCE OF A GUY WEARING GLASSES! THE FLOOR IS YOURS, HUGH!