Session Y8: Experiences and Issues for Young Physicists in the International Arena: Impact on the Future of Physics followed by Panel Discussion

8:00 AM–11:00 AM, Friday, March 25, 2011
Room: Ballroom C4

Sponsoring Units: FGSA FIP
Chair: Amy Flatten, American Physical Society

Abstract ID: BAPS.2011.MAR.Y8.2

Abstract: Y8.00002 : Overcoming the Cultural Barrier: An International Physicist's Experience

8:20 AM–8:40 AM

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  J. Pedro Ochoa
    (Berkeley lab)

Doing experimental physics in the midst of an international community, a necessity in certain fields due to the breadth and the complexity of the projects involved, is a task that presents many advantages but also challenges. I will be reviewing some of these from the point of view of an international physicist working in China. I will also be sharing my personal experiences in overcoming the cultural barriers and in transitioning from a country that is traditionally underrepresented in science.

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