HYBRID Insights into the working life of physicists

Here we present you the fourth and last talk of our series "Insights into the working life of physicists" (German: "Physiker:in im Beruf") of this winter term.

Th, 02.12.2021 18:30  –   Th, 02.12.2021 20:30
Felix Fabis
Kirchhoff Institut für Physik and online
Im Neuenheimer Feld 227, 69120 Heidelberg
Lecture Hall 2
Registration required
Contact person:
Joris Edelmann,
DPG Association:
Regional Group Heidelberg  Working Group Young DPG  


During this talk you have the chance to take a look beyond the university into industry:

Felix Fabis received both his diploma in 2012 and PhD in 2015 from Heidelberg University working on the application of field theoretical methods in cosmological structure formation. After his first PostDoc, he joined SAP SE in 2018 and is currently working as a senior software developer for one of the world's most widespread business application platforms.

This talk will give insights into the working life and career path of physicists in commercial software developement. Topics will include how the skillset typical to physicists can helpful when making the transition to software development and common challenges you are expected to solve in daily work on a technical level. Furthermore, it will discuss how working as part of a team in a large agile organization compares to academia and why you should not be afraid of making the change to a non-physics related profession.

Due to the rise in infections and the new regulations, we will have this talk completely online. Please register for the link.