The world from another point of view


  • Date: Apr 16, 2018
  • Time: 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • Speaker: Dr. Ivica Zerec (MPI CPfS alumnus)
  • Location: MPI-CPfS, Dresden
The world from another point of view
With Dr. Ivica Zerec, another former PhD student of MPI CPfS will give a talk in our Curiositas series and tell about his experience with switching from doing a PhD in theoretical physics into industry, in his particular case into business consultancy.

In this talk, I will give an overview about one possible career path of a physicist taking “the world from another point of view.” I will address the switch from science to industry - which qualities should one have or has to acquire, what are the typical difficulties and challenges. In particular, I will provide an insight into the energy industry, IT and consultancy today in Germany. I will consider how digital disruption impacts all of these branches, but also the society as a whole. In conclusion, I will try to explain what a physicist as a business consultant can contribute to these issues and why I believe it is important that physicists do take a role in the business today.

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