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Jobs involving Physics research and travel?

  1. Aug 16, 2014 #1
    I'm going to be at university soon, so I'm not a student quite yet, but I don't think it's ever too early to start thinking about what I will do after university, so; I'm very interested in the way certain geologists work, as they go to strange and quite dangerous places in the world to complete their research, however I'm not interested in the type of information they gather as it's too closely related to geographical research, obviously. So, does anyone know of a job that involves this kind of travel to these kinds of places, but that involves research that is more closely connected to physics/theoretical physics? Thank you!
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  3. Aug 16, 2014 #2
    As far as I know there is no such thing as theoretical physics fieldwork.
  4. Aug 16, 2014 #3


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    Geology, geography; to-may-to, to-mah-to, huh?

    There is quite a difference between geology and geography. You might want to read up on these two fields:



    If you are looking for travel to exotic locales, you can't beat this geologist's resume:


    I doubt NASA would have sent a geographer in his place.
  5. Aug 16, 2014 #4
    Astrophysics might involve some travel to observatories.....
  6. Aug 16, 2014 #5


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    If one does pure theory, one does not need to travel to exotic places, except for collecting data. Solving systems of equations does not involve travel, except to conferences perhaps.

    Some geologists do field research, so they might travel to some location in order to perform experimental measurements or collect specimens in support of a theory.

    Certainly, some geologists work for oil and mineral companies, so they would travel to locations where there are potentially mineral deposits. On the other hand, if they specialize in remote sensing, then they may simply travel to the location where a particular satellite is controlled and collect information/data at that location.

    Geographical research may involve travel to locations of interest.
  7. Aug 18, 2014 #6
    Metereological stuff. Should be quite afew topics in there that necessates exotic field work.
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