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Just out of curiosity, are there any development jobs that that require a knowledge of biology, chemistry, or physics? I'm a Java developer with over eight years of experience and I would be interested in that kind of position
 
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Have you read/seen Contact by Carl Sagan?
Signals captured at SETI are first ran through software and the results are then analysed by humans.
I suspect that would involve a lot of knowledge about physics to write such software.
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:. . .  suspect that would involve a lot of knowledge about physics to write such software.

You would do Fourier transforms on the signals and analyse the frequencies. That would require your creating criteria for what you would regard as intelligent and what not. When pulsars were first detected in the 1960s, the regular pulses of radiation confused some people into believing they were signs of intelligence. Once you have the model explained, the programming is probably relatively straightforward.
There are lots of people who program models of real world and real life systems.
 
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Maneesh Godbole wrote:Have you read/seen Contact by Carl Sagan?
Signals captured at SETI are first ran through software and the results are then analysed by humans.
I suspect that would involve a lot of knowledge about physics to write such software.



I've seen it before. That sounds like a good idea.
 
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Are there enough software development jobs in the bioinformatics or biotechnology field to make it a worthwhile endeavor to pursue a career in that field?
 
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Don't know. But there probably are.
 
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