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  Physicists and astronomers
Physicists explore and identify basic principles and laws governing motion and gravitation, the macroscopic and microscopic behavior of gases, and the structure and behavior of matter, the generation and transfer between energy, and the interaction of matter and energy.
Some physicists use these principles in theoretical areas, such as the nature of time and the origin of the universe; others apply their knowledge of physics to practical areas, such as the development of advanced materials, electronic and optical devices, and medical equipment.
Physicists generally specialize in one of many subfields: elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, atomic and molecular physics, physics of condensed matter (solid-state physics), optics, acoustics, space physics, plasma physics, or the physics of fluids.
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 Physicist - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena spanning all length scales: from the sub-atomic particles from which all ordinary matter is made (particle physics) to the behavior of the material Universe as a whole (cosmology).
Physicists are employed in a variety of fields, most of which require at least a bachelor's degree, but many positions, especially those in research, require a doctoral degree.
Some physicists take up careers where their knowledge of physics can be combined with further training in other disciplines, such as patent attorney in industry or private practice.
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Physicists study the natural world, from the tiniest subatomic particles to the largest galaxies.
Physicists and astronomers worked in all parts of the country.
Employment of physicists is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all occupations through 2014.
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 Physicist may shoot holes in own black hole theory - The Boston Globe
The world of physics is abuzz with news that celebrity physicist Stephen Hawking -- widely regarded as this generation's Einstein -- will appear at a conference next week to offer a solution to a longstanding paradox about fl holes, possibly refuting his own three-decades-old theory.
In what physicists consider a tremendous discovery, Hawking found that as fl holes swallow light and matter, they also boil off a steam of pure energy until nothing is left.
Physicists have mixed feelings about the possiblity that an encyclopedia will be exchanged.
www.boston.com /news/nation/articles/2004/07/17/physicist_may_shoot_holes_in_own_black_hole_theory   (591 words)

 Southwestern College - Physics Department - Careers in Physics
Physicists conduct research into the fundamental laws of nature or make use of what we already know about the physical world to design and develop new practical products.
Many physicists work in research laboratories -- in industry, in universities, and in national laboratories -- but that is only a beginning of a catalog of places where physicists can be found.
Optical physicists often work with lasers and are engaged in the optical transmission of information via thin fibers and in the design of optical "circuits" for future computers.
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 Mammography Facility Surveys, Mammography Equipment Evaluations, and Medical Physicist Qualification Requirements under ...
If the physicist becomes aware of problems requiring immediate attention during the course of the survey (whether these problems are encountered in the annual tests or not), it is imperative that the physicist notifies the facility immediately.
Physicists who originally qualified using the education, training, and experience route under the interim regulations will meet the final regulations requirements if their experience included at least 10 mammography unit surveys and one complete facility survey, including the evaluation of technologist QC records.
Physicists who initially qualify under the alternative route, and who subsequently upgrade their educational background and/or their professional certification status so that they now qualify under the requirements of 21 CFR 900.12(a)(3)(i) and (iii), may provide this required supervision.
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These include studies of the motion and properties of physical objects both large and small (classical and quantum mechanics, astrophysics), the properties of waves (optics, acoustics, electromagnetics), the properties of states of matter (solid state, plasma physics), and the fundamental properties of matter and energy (atomic, nuclear, and particle physics).
The majority of physicists are employed by universities and divide their time between research, teaching, and writing scientific articles.
Because of their broad scientific background, physicists in industry are known for their ability to work in many areas and have helped create many non-traditional fields.
www.princetonreview.com /cte/profiles/dayInLife.asp?careerID=116   (638 words)

 Medical Physicist Continuing Education
The term “starting date” is used to describe the date on which an interpreting physician, radiographic technologist, or medical physicist has met all initial MQSA requirements and must begin to meet the continuing requirements for his or her specialty.
Medical physicists may receive credit for presenting courses/lectures and/or reading/writing articles/papers for journals as long as the articles/papers and the courses/lectures pertain to the diagnosis or treatment of breast disease or other areas that will aid facility personnel in improving the quality of mammography.
For continuing experience for medical physicists and radiologic technologists, this date is April 28, 1999, (the effective date of the final regulations) or the date on which someone initially qualifies to work independently, whichever is later.
www.fda.gov /cdrh/mammography/robohelp/medical_physicist_continuing_education.htm   (2043 words)

 What is a physicist?
Physicists and Astronomers attack problems concerned with how the universe works on size scales which range from the smallest subatomic particles to the entire universe.
Although physicists are employed in all parts of the country, most work in areas that have universities and large research and development laboratories.
Prospective physicists who hope to work in industrial laboratories applying physics knowledge to practical problems should broaden their educational background to include courses outside of physics, such as economics, computer technology, and current affairs.
www.physics.rutgers.edu /ugrad/physcareer.html   (1548 words)

 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for Physicist
The term is generally restricted to the irreversible conversion of electricity into heat described by the English physicist James P. Joule and to three reversible effects named for Seebeck, Peltier,
Chen-ning Yang was a member of the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, N.J. from 1949 to 1955, and a professor of physics there from 1955 to 1965.
Commentary: Having a physicist speak at your funeral
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 Harvard physicist, 80, earns Nobel - The Boston Globe
Four decades after his research launched a whole new branch of physics, Harvard University professor Roy J. Glauber was named a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize yesterday for insights into the strange behavior of light that laid the groundwork for high precision instruments from lasers to global positioning systems.
Before Glauber published his theory, physicists had largely ignored the problem of how to apply quantum mechanics -- which describes how the physical world works at tiny scales -- to the study of light.
Physicists have devised all kinds of ways of using laser light to measure time and distance, but even better methods for measuring laser light can improve those measurements.
www.boston.com /news/science/articles/2005/10/05/harvard_physicist_80_earns_nobel   (961 words)

 AAPM - The Medical Physicist
Medical physicists are concerned with three areas of activity: clinical service and consultation, research and development, and teaching.
The essential responsibility of the Qualified Medical Physicist’s clinical practice is to assure the safe and effective delivery of radiation to achieve a diagnostic or therapeutic result as prescribed in patient care.
A Qualified Medical Physicist is an individual who is competent to practice independently one or more of the subfields of medical physics.
www.aapm.org /medical_physicist/default.asp   (277 words)

 Physicist - Careers in Nuclear Medicine
Nuclear medicine physicists and scientists are experts in the interactions between ionizing radiation and matter, nuclear imaging instrumentation and radiation dosimetry.
The nuclear medicine physicist is part of the nuclear medicine team along with the nuclear medicine physicians and technologists.
Physicists in nuclear medicine can be certified by the American Board of Science in Nuclear Medicine in Nuclear Medicine Physics or Health Physics or by the American Board of Radiology in Medical Nuclear Physics.
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 Careers in Health Physics
Health physicists are trained to make assessments of the potential environmental impact and to ensure that the facility complies with federal regulations.
Health physicists in education may be found in both the college or university classrooms and laboratories, as well as at off-campus training sites where they supervise student instruction.
The environmental health physicist is the professional most closely associated with protecting the public and environment from unnecessary exposure to man-made and technologically enhanced natural radioactivity.
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 Careers as a physicist
The middle half of all physicists earned between $66,680 and $107,410 in 2002.
Employment of physicists is expected to grow more slowly than the average for all jobs through 2012.
More information about physicists and astronomers can be found in the Careers Database.
www.edinformatics.com /careers/kt/physicist.htm   (632 words)

 Physics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena, from quarks to fl holes, from individual atoms to the many-body systems of superconductors.
In 1821, the English physicist and chemist Michael Faraday integrated the study of magnetism with the study of electricity.
These discoveries revealed that the assumption of many physicists that atoms were the basic unit of matter was flawed, and prompted further study into the structure of atoms.
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 Physicists on the Money
Physicists have been honored by having their picture on currency in many countries around the world.
The greatest physicist of the twentieth century, Einstein not only invented the theories of special relativity (behavior of rapidly moving object) and general relativity (theory of gravitation), but made fundamental contributions to the beginnings of quantum theory.
Leonhard Euler (1707-1783), the Swiss mathematical physicist appears on the Swiss 10 franc note.
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 Righi   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first experimental verification of this theory was made by the German physicist Henrich Hertz (1857-1894) who used an oscillator and a resonator to verify in a series of experiments (1886-1889) that the electric waves reflected, refracted and interfered just as beams of light do.
In particular, in order to reduce the wave length produced by Hertz's oscillator and to reduce the size of the optical apparatus needed to prove the theory, he made a new oscillator, or a spark gap with three sparks, to reduce the capacity and the self-induction.
However, it quickly led the physicist from Bologna to work with wave lengths of about 10 cm until he produced microwaves that were 26 mm long and until he proved the complete analogy between the "electric waves" and the radiations of light and heat.
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 Nordic Culture > Nils Bohr, Danish physicist - Scandinavica.com
The Danish physicist developed the theory that electrons orbit around the nucleus of the atom, and also set the foundations of Quantum Mechanics.
After receiving his doctorate from Copenhagen University in 1911 he joined the famous physicist Ernest Rutherford (called the "father of nuclear physics"), and at the age of 27 he published his theory of the hydrogen atom, on which he introduced the idea of electrons traveling in orbits around the nucleus of the atom.
Based on Bohr's "Theory of Complementarity", in 1927 German physicist Werner Heisenberg and Niels Bohr formulated the "Copenhagen interpretation" of quantum mechanics, which is still considered today as the most widely-accepted specific interpretation of quantum mechanics.
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 Profession Jokes - Physicists
An engineer, a physicist, a mathematician, and a mystic were asked to name the greatest invention of all times.
A young physicist, upon learning that he was denied tenure after six productive years at a University in San Francisco, requested a meeting with the Provost for an explanation, and a possible appeal.
At the meeting, the Provost told the young physicist, "I'm sorry to tell you that the needs of the University have shifted somewhat, during the past six-years leading up to your tenure decision.
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 Physicist - Uncyclopedia
Physicists You Might Have Heard Of Early physicists include Archimedes of Syracuse, inventor of the Carrier Dome and Yankee Stadium.
As is characteristic of physicists, he had an unusual hairdo.
The most famous female physicist was Marie Curie.
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 Job Guide 2006 - Job Details
Physicists study the behaviour of the physical world at the most basic level, and then find practical ways to apply new knowledge gained from their research in many areas of science and technology.
Physicists in this field develop new devices such as lasers and lenses; or refine techniques such as holography for new purposes, as in high-speed computing.
Physicists may work independently or as a member of a team with other professionals in the public and private sectors, including industry, commerce, scientific research, health and education.
jobguide.thegoodguides.com.au /text/jobdetails.cfm?jobid=147   (694 words)

 Half Hollow Hills: Physicist
A physicist develops laws of nature and forces such as radiation phenomena, nuclear interaction, electromagnetism and gravity.
To be a physicist you need a variety of mental attributes.
A physicist must be very smart, and it's a great job.
www.halfhollowhills.k12.ny.us /page.cfm?p=351   (180 words)

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