Hi everyone! I may have brought this up in an earlier thread, but thought I'd revisit this. I have browsed the forums for a while, and one common topic that gets brought up is high competitive tenure-track positions are within physics (certainly within the US, and likely to be the case worldwide), and many PhD graduates in physics often struggle with multi-year postdocs with the hope of staying in academia, only to ultimately transition to non-academic work. One thing I hear less on these forums are those physics graduates who transition into academia in areas outside of physics. One such example that I know of is Cosma Shalizi, who completed his doctorate in statistical physics and is now a professor in the Statistics department at Carnegie Mellon. http://www.stat.cmu.edu/~cshalizi/ I'm curious how many of you here are either (1) physics PhD graduates who made a similar transition and is in academia in a non-physics field, or (2) are aware of such people within their circles. I also would like to bring up some of the challenges that such people may face, and what physics training may bring to non-physics fields.