Physics Research

“People like us, who believe in physics, know that the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” - Albert Einstein

Physics is the study of matter, motion, and energy. Researchers in physics seek to understand everything from quantum mechanics – how matter behaves at the subatomic level – to astrophysics – how celestial bodies move and interact. Innovations in our understanding of electromagnetism, solid state physics, and nuclear physics have led to the development of many transformative technologies such as TVs, computers, and nuclear power and weaponry. Cutting-edge research in physics today is happening in fields such as quantum computing, invisibility cloaking, high-temperature superconductivity, and nanotechnology. Research in physics may be theoretical, experimental, computational, or some combination of these methods. Physics, which led to the development of calculus, has a strong basis in mathematics, with ties to many other scientific disciplines including biology, chemistry, and astronomy. If you’re excited by this math and computer science-heavy branch of the hard sciences and would love to be part of the ongoing search for a unified field theory, research opportunities in physics could be for you!

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