The majority of jobs at CERN are not for physicists, but for engineers, technicians and others who build, operate and maintain the lab’s complex infrastructure.
Mait Müntel left physics to found Lingvist, an education company harnessing big data and artificial intelligence to accelerate language learning.
Early-career researchers voice their hopes and concerns about the future of particle physics.
Adriano Garonna co-founded EBAMed, a company which develops technologies to enable non-invasive treatments of heart arrhythmia using proton beams.
While most CERN alumni remain in research, stories from those who choose other professional avenues demonstrate the high value placed by employers on skills acquired in high-energy physics.
The need at CERN to align components within a fraction of a millimetre demands skills and tools beyond the scope of normal surveyor jobs.
Transferable skills in communication, teamwork and computing make particle-physics PhDs highly sought after by industry.
Eleni Mountricha told the Courier about the evolution of her career from Higgs hunting to data science.
Beginning as a student discussion in the CERN cafeteria five years ago, ProtonMail has become the leading provider of secure e-mail and a challenger of online business models.
Two years since it was established, the CERN Alumni Network is proving a valuable careers resource, especially for young physicists who move out of academia, write Laure Esteveny and Rachel Bray.