A physics PhD’s experience of a week at the largest science meeting in Europe.

When I received an email last December stating that the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) was now accepting poster abstracts from early career researchers, I had no idea what EuroScience was nor what an ‘open forum’ was all about. Since it was described as a “great opportunity to network with scientists in research and business and raise your profile” I decided to investigate. Buzzwords like ‘networking’ make my hair stand on end – so much so that I have issued *trigger warnings below – but I also realise it is an inevitable path to walk for a young scientist like me, on the brink of finishing my PhD in physics and looking for my next job.

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