How an experimental physicist lives

Oct 30, 2014 living

One can work as a postdoc in US with two types of visa: J-1 and H-1B. No matter which type, she is required to apply for a Social Security Number, or SSN in short, ten days after her entering US. SSN is used for the US government to record her salary payment for tax purpose. It is also needed for many other services, optionally or mandated, such as driving test, enrollment of health benefits, etc. One can find a nearby agency on to apply for it. The ten-day period is needed for her entrying information being updated in the government’s system.


Blogs on physics research and educational activities of Jing LIU, an associate professor in physics at the University of South Dakota. He is an experimental physicist developing novel particle detectors for astroparticle physics and civil use.