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Truth Session (Tuesday 14 Nov at 6 pm in Clark 701): All first year grads encouraged to come ask older grads the truth about research in their professors allowed!! Older grads, please email rls78 if you will attend. We need at least one representative from each research group. Free pizza and various beverages served! Getting a Postdoc Position (Wednesday 4 Oct at 6 pm in Clark 701): Panelists including new physics and astro profs, Cornell grads and postdocs gave advice about how to apply ...
Physics to Finance : Uncertain Principles
We had a talk yesterday at lunchtime from an alumnus who graduated with a physics degree, got a Ph.D. in Physics, did a couple of post-docs, and then decided to give academia a miss, and went to Wall Street where he's been a financial analyst for the last 12 years. He talked, mostly for the benefit of students, about his path to the world of finance, and what's involved in financial jobs. This was terrifically interesting, and really useful. Given the way academia works, people who manage to get tenure-track faculty positions almost never have any first-hand experience of the other career possibilities for students ... market research, surveys and trends
Let's go for a random walk. Take steps through the day and see where they lead. Or don't. How they pace and place time. Make sense. Or willfully won't. Plant thoughts which blaze like wildfire and light the mind's sky. The walk begins like this. With words which spill into the coffee-swirl-beginning of the day. How long is it reasonable to hold a grudge? That's what he asks. Do you think 30 years is too long? It's a lifetime I reply. And he tells the story of his thesis in which he wrote a theory which his professor said was impossible and that he was going to fail him. But this bright boy ... market research, surveys and trends


Barclays Ph.D.s Build Hedge Fund Giant Inside Bank (Update1 ...
Jan. 5 (Bloomberg) -- One morning in October, a money manager named Seanna Johnson flips on her computer and watches the screen fill with numbers. In front of her is a list of 100 Japanese stocks she should buy or sell. The shares had been picked overnight by computer software at San Francisco-based Barclays Global Investors , where Johnson, 39, manages three hedge funds. BGI insiders call the program the Optimizer. ``Which stocks should I hold and which should I short?'' Johnson asks. To find the answer, she turns to the Optimizer, which crunches corporate earnings data and dozens of other variables for almost ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Physics Today News Picks: October 2009 Archives
The H1-B visa program that feeds skilled workers to top-tier US technology companies and universities is on track to leave thousands of spots unfilled for the first time since 2003, a sign of how the weak economy has eroded employment even among highly trained professionals. Last year, even as the recession began to bite, employers snapped up the 65,000 visas available in just one day. This year, however, as of 25 September—nearly six months after the US government began accepting applications—only 46,700 petitions had been filed. In addition to the weak economy, companies have curbed applications in the face of ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
American families report deeper sacrifices to pay for college
Tom and Lenore Woods of Eugene talk with daughter, Alena, 18, on the Portland State University campus during freshman orientation Friday. The Woods are relying on their college savings plan to pay for at least the first year of Alena’s education After that, they say, they may have to turn to loans. "It is not going to be easy," said Lenore. Despite a sluggish and uncertain economy, American families are working more, cutting expenses and digging deeper into savings and debt to pay the climbing costs of college, according to a national survey released today. Tom and Lenore Woods, who teach at the same Eugene ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
Google, Verizon propose Net neutrality framework
CEOs from Google and Verizon Communications on Monday announced a proposal to policymakers for keeping the Internet open. The companies jointly suggested a legislative framework for consideration by lawmakers. The major breakthrough in the proposal is an agreement that the nondiscrimination clause that the Federal Communications Commission has proposed as part of its regulatory efforts would be enforceable. "We agree that, in addition to these existing principles, there should be a new, enforceable prohibition against discriminatory practices," the proposal states. (See entire document embedded below.) "This means ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Fast Algorithms for Time Series with applications to Finance ...
ranging from physics to finance to medicine to music, just to name a few. Often the data comes from sensors (in physics and medicine for example) whose data ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
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Physics for Science and Society. IT-ambitions: financial systems. Finance. ( general ledger). Invoices. Changes in personnel and salaries. Budgets/ ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Physics and Finance - Nigel Goldenfeld's Group: Dynamics and ...
This page arose because I am often asked for advice and suggestions about how to prepare for, and get a job on Wall Street as a quantitative analyst.  Everything here is subjective and personal opinion, but I hope that you will find it useful. I've listed some educational resources, ways to start looking for jobs, and provided some links to differing perspectives on the way in which quantitative modeling has influenced the financial crisis. What do physicists actually do on Wall Street? Risky business on Wall Street? Physics with finance at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign In order to provide a cheap and ...
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news that Vinay Deolalikar, a Principal Research Scientist at HP Labs, wrote a paper that claimed to prove P is not equal to NP. Dick Lipton, a Professor of Computer Science at Georgia Tech, analyzed the idea of the proof on his blog . In a recent post, he explains that there have been many serious objections raised about the proof. The post summarizes the issues that need to be answered in any subsequent development, and additional concerns are raised in the comment section." Posted by kdawson on Sunday August 08, @06:30PM from the sufficiently-complex dept. morsch writes "Researcher Vinay Deolalikar from HP Labs ...
What single book is the best introduction to your field (or ...
I'm particularly interested in introductions for non-experts to subjects like biology, physics and astronomy, but I thought that opening up the question as broadly as possible would make it most interesting to me and other readers, especially as a future reference-point. I am thinking of books like " Mathematics for the Million ", which made math accessible to a great deal of people. The Oxford Guide to Library Research by Thomas Mann is one of the most essential books for learning how to formulate a research question and then go about answering it. Slightly more advanced, but still very much intended for the layman is What ...