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  1. Aug 30, 2016 #1

    VNN

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    I am hoping to become a physicist...

    My dream/goal is to work at CERN...

    Could some one hep me with the follwoing questions:

    If you work there,is it a nice place to work generally?
    Are the funding for the experiment stable?
    What roles do physicist have there?
    How does the above compare for engineers?
    What are the salaries for the respective roles?
    Its view in the scientific community?
    Any better places for physicist?

    Also,Any other advice is appreciated...

    Thanks.
     
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  3. Aug 30, 2016 #2

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    You're putting the cart before the horse here. You've started a few threads now asking about medicine vs physics vs engineering, first you actually need to pick one and start studying.

    At any rate, it's infinity easier to become a physicist than to become a physicist at CERN. It's nice to have goals, but your goals shouldn't be 10~ years from now. Any answers to the above will have likely changed during that time-frame. CERN may not even exist given some unforeseeable event.
     
  4. Aug 30, 2016 #3

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    Thanks!

    I have do have many, many smaller goals,Trust all in preparation of achieving big goals like going oxford and working at CERN...

    In relation to your comment:'CERN may not even exist given some unforeseeable even'
    Why is this?

    I know it is an experiment but over 9 billion dollars have been spent,I sure it wont be decommissioned/other anytime soon,Right?

    PS -- I have asked about medicine due to parental guidance and comparison purposes. I'm not really in consideration of it, just Physics (98%) / Engineering.
    ..
    Thanks.

    (Mentor Note -- all capital letters portion of this post have been fixed)
     
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  5. Aug 30, 2016 #4

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    You need to pick what you're going to want to study.

    War, a change in political landscape of member countries, mismanagement, scandals? It was merely hypothetical to illustrate the fickleness of life.

    No.
     
  6. Aug 30, 2016 #5

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    That's easy to type to a bunch of internet strangers, but have you told your parents? How did they react?

    And what about:

    That doesn't sound entirely like parental pressure to me.
     
  7. Aug 31, 2016 #6

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    If you want to end up at CERN, start by putting your work through a spell checker.
     
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