Nov 9 – 11, 2022
Europe/Zurich timezone

Session

Beyond academia: Prof. Dr. Dorothée Weber-Bruls (Physics Society "Physikalischer Verein" Frankfurt am Main & Jones Day), "Curiosity and Serendipity - A Journey beyond Academia" | Chair of the session: Dr. Phyllis Mania

Nov 10, 2022, 2:25 PM

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Prof. Dr. Dorothée Weber-Bruls (Physics Society "Physikalischer Verein" Frankfurt am Main & Jones Day), "Curiosity and Serendipity - A Journey beyond Academia"

In principle it is well know that physics offers the base for a multitude of activities, but how has my specific path led from university to where I am today. A path doesn’t have to move along a straight line, it can have unsuspected turns and bring new beginnings, which can hardly be predicted. Only looking back at it, you can make sense of it and appreciate any redirections. My journey began after finishing my studies in 1990 and staying in the field of research for a a while, to then applying my skills in physics in the business world and finally becoming partner at Jones Day, one of the worlds largest US law firms. Now pure physics remains to be my hobby, leading to me giving weekly lectures at my Alma Marta and in 2019 becoming the first female President of the “Physikalischer Verein”, an almost 200 year old society brought to life by Goethe’s appreciation of physics. As both my daughters are also presently beginning their careers, I noticed the importance of courage. Thus, I would like to take you with me on my journey and hope to encourage you on yours.

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