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Other CERN vs. Fermilab

  1. Apr 22, 2016 #1
    As a theoretical physicist, what is a better facility to work at? (based on the following criteria)

    Job stability
    Access to new research
    Freedom of work (Any field)
    Better colleagues
    Better Tech/Equipment
    Better pay (not that important)
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  3. Apr 22, 2016 #2

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    This is like deciding whether you want to pitch for the Red Sox or the Yankees while still it little league.

    Finish high school, then college, then graduate school, then one or two postdocs, and then we will talk.
  4. Apr 22, 2016 #3
    Should I really have two?
    also I was wondering if anyone worked there and had reviews but I see what you mean
  5. Apr 22, 2016 #4


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    It is very hard to get a permanent position after one postdoc, especially in theoretical physics, especially at CERN and Fermilab.

    Anyway, that decision will depend on so many factors, most of them are out of your influence. Don't worry about that now. Also, there is much more than just CERN and Fermilab.
  6. Apr 22, 2016 #5
    I understand, thanks anyways
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