The Workforce

The field of fundamental symmetries and neutrinos serves as a magnet for attracting new talent into physics and its related disciplines. Scientists young and old find the questions at once grand and simple. Motivation does not need to be accompanied by specialized knowledge at the beginning. University physics faculties as well are enthusiastic about the potential of the field for discovery and about the fact that the basic concepts are easily communicated to students and to colleagues. As a result, departments have hired new faculty working in this field. The experimental tools and expertise lie at the field’s boundary with particle, atomic, and molecular physics. For students, the field provides exposure to a variety of experimental and theoretical techniques and the opportunity to work at the interface of several disciplines. That breadth of experience is attractive to future employers whether in academe, at the national laboratories, or in industry.

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