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by imereli
January 9th, 2007, 4:27 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: once again on brand names
Replies: 73
Views: 86661

once again on brand names

<t>I agree with you, twofish[\B]. The compensations are too high. You can find many candidates even in the USA willing to do the same for $80-100K+NYC correction (instead of 200 and more).Nobody will pay for the simple calculations 4-5 times more money than full professor's salary. At least it will ...
by imereli
January 9th, 2007, 11:30 am
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: once again on brand names
Replies: 73
Views: 86661

once again on brand names

<t>Gentlemen, the field is very competitive, compensations are high. There are too many candidates. Employer needs to reduce their number.One criteria is a brand name, there is more probability that person selected knows math. I think it is hard to find best selection rule.Another sample can be expe...
by imereli
January 8th, 2007, 11:58 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: once again on brand names
Replies: 73
Views: 86661

once again on brand names

<t>twofish, I understand that no one can become good OOP in one week and one year. OOD is even more complicated.On the other hand, I do not believe that fresh Ivy league math PhDs are good OO programmers. I agree, it takes years, not months. What I said is that all physics postdocs I know, can read ...
by imereli
January 8th, 2007, 1:06 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: once again on brand names
Replies: 73
Views: 86661

once again on brand names

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: KackToodlesQuoteOriginally posted by: imereliNobody askes student or PostDoc candidates in physics whether they know C++, fortran or C. This is a first question when one applies for quant job. 1) Y How can you blame them if they want to see evidence of genuine training ...
by imereli
January 7th, 2007, 4:58 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: once again on brand names
Replies: 73
Views: 86661

once again on brand names

<t>O.K., I agree, plumber is an exageration. If we are talking about developers, this is another story. They need to be a good programmers. Do not forget one thing, many scientists write and test codes for use of huge collaborations (200-500 people). Unfortunately physics is much more complicated th...
by imereli
January 7th, 2007, 2:45 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: once again on brand names
Replies: 73
Views: 86661

once again on brand names

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: spiceQuote However, in business, being off the beaten path is a surefire way to the unemployment line. Large businesses are like armies -- they hire only obedient soilders who fit into their uniform. If you want to deviate, fine -- just don't expect any large business t...
by imereli
January 6th, 2007, 8:26 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Maths
Replies: 30
Views: 91490

Maths

<t>Are you serious? Does it matter what cources one takes in IMPERIAL COLLEGE math department?Let's imagine he will not be familiar with some numerical method after 5 years. How much time he will need to learn it, more than 2 days?<b> icstudent </b>, try to get Nobel prize or Fields medal in this 5 ...
by imereli
January 6th, 2007, 8:18 pm
Forum: Careers Forum
Topic: Bloomberg Phone Interview (Help!)
Replies: 18
Views: 90578

Bloomberg Phone Interview (Help!)

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: ananihdvYou will be comfortable working in their R&D, only if you are familiar with Fortran. They are unable to move out of Fortran. Some of their architects are not comfortable with C++/templates etc, so they continue to enhance the legace APIs. They were also agai...
by imereli
December 7th, 2006, 12:45 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Measuring the length of a bridge
Replies: 26
Views: 90259

Measuring the length of a bridge

<t>I do not argue that if you have clasical mechanics and can reduce ruler infinitely, the probability that you need more accurate ruler each time is 1.This means that pobability that length is irrational is one.I just said that in real life a length is always some rational number +- small rational ...
by imereli
December 6th, 2006, 5:33 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Qualitative finance
Replies: 1
Views: 86717

Qualitative finance

<t>2 is more expensive.Let's consider case, when both processes goes above K_2 at some t<T. Process 2 has higher probability to return back to the interval [K_1,K_2], volatility is more than sigma_0.At any place in the interval [K_1,K_2] the process 2 has less probability than process 1 to go out of...
by imereli
December 6th, 2006, 5:05 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Measuring the length of a bridge
Replies: 26
Views: 90259

Measuring the length of a bridge

<t>Once again. Any measurement is a rational and only rational in any units. It does not matter, you call it pi -meter or meter. You need to have a ruler. In this sense there is no difference between pi-meter or meter. Meter can also be some irrational number of wave-lengths of light of some frequen...
by imereli
December 6th, 2006, 4:28 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Measuring the length of a bridge
Replies: 26
Views: 90259

Measuring the length of a bridge

<t>Any bridge has the initial and final points, edges. These are atoms usually. According to Quantum Mechanics you can not fix the exact location of edge-atoms, the uncertainty principle.So, there is always error of measurement, if one fogets about accurasy of the ruler. Bridge lenght can not be irr...
by imereli
December 6th, 2006, 12:58 pm
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Measuring the length of a bridge
Replies: 26
Views: 90259

Measuring the length of a bridge

I just mean the units of ruler, nothing else. You always have an accuracy of measurement, meters, milimeters, microns and so on. So, you have rational number in any of this units \pm error. The same with options, dollars, cents, fraction of cents and then rounding.
by imereli
December 6th, 2006, 1:52 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Ants III
Replies: 8
Views: 87644

Ants III

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: rimaephosieThe ants are panicking, so they are uniformly repartited in the square.The number of ants in an area of Pi/49 is 51*(Pi/49) > 3 thus it's ok ?!Small addition. You do not need uniform distribution of ants in the square. If they are not uniformly repartited in ...
by imereli
December 6th, 2006, 1:44 am
Forum: Brainteaser Forum
Topic: Ants again
Replies: 13
Views: 90193

Ants again

<t>QuoteOriginally posted by: iwanttobelieve1) Suppose you have an ant that walks at a constant speed v on an elastic that keeps extending at a fixed speed V too. Can the ant ever reach the end of the elastic ?2) Application in everyday life: The universe is admittedly in expansion. Can you ever rea...
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