Physics is crucial to understanding the world around us, the world inside us, and the world beyond us. Physicists ask big questions like:
Physics challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory, but also adresses real-world problems like the development of sustainable forms of energy production or treating cancer through radiotherapy, development of computer games, design and manufacture of sports equipment and understanding and predicting earthquakes. Many apparently complicated things in nature can be understood in terms of relatively simple mathematical relationships.
Physicists try to uncover these relationships through observing, creating mathematical models, and testing them by doing experiments. Physicists also use advanced computers and programming languages in the solution of scientific problems, particularly for modeling complex processes. So, if you find yourself curious about understanding the world around you and up for a challenge, join us in Physics!
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