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Founder @qctrlhq making #quantum tech useful for you. Professor. Speaker. @fondationgphg Academy member. Unabashed supporter of constitutional democracy.
Feb 19 23 tweets 7 min read
Here's a balanced thread on #academia vs #industry from the perspective of someone who has held senior positions in both. I'm going to write this thread because a lot of what I read here reduces to "my tribe is better than yours" or "grass is always greener".

The academic trade is fundamentally freedom for money.

As a Sr #academic you barely have a boss and really get to determine which of millions of options you can pursue. New intl grants? More policy engagement? Acad leadership? Media? Translational research? All up to you.