Have you ever walked across your room to open the door but got a shock instead? Perhaps you took off your sweater on a dry winter day and had a “hair raising” experience. Or maybe you performed magic tricks to you friend by lighting a bulb with a wire and potatoes.
Do you think there’s a logic behind these phenomena or is it plain magic? No, it’s not magic. These events can be logically explained through the simple laws of physics. While other disciplines of science offer explanations to how these phenomena occur, physics addresses the ‘why’ aspect behind these occurrences.
Physics is a part and parcel of our everyday existence. Great inventions and discoveries in this discipline have redefined the world today. Some of the greatest physicists who have made outstanding contributions include Aristotle, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Graham Bell, and Michael Faraday among others.
Opportunities and career options
With a degree in physics, you can explore a wide range of career options in many fields. Besides, you can explore academics and take up teaching or become a writer like Stephen Hawking.
Let’s explore what you could do with a degree in physics:
What it takes to be a physicist?
While it may seem that a degree in physics is reserved only for the direct descendants of Einstein and Newton, you don’t have to be a certified genius to study physics. All you have to do is:
Getting into the best college
Your exams scores are important to secure a seat in a good college. Here’s a list of top colleges in India to help you get started.
Apart from colleges in India, there are plenty of colleges abroad where you can pursue a degree in any field related to physics. Some reputed ones are – California State University, Harvard University, National University of Science and Technology MISiS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Southern Illinois University, and Stanford University among others.
Physics is the foundation of modern science and it has redefined the way we live.
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November 17, 2020
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August 25, 2020
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July 3, 2020
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June 17, 2020
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Rudra Pratap Singh
March 5, 2020
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February 6, 2020
I loved it. I want to be a research physicist like Einstien.
Donna Shree Ingti
January 14, 2020
Can you please make a article on how to become an Astrobiologist is the similar way??
January 12, 2020
If we do well in physics in board result then can we join MIT?
November 15, 2019
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August 20, 2019
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May 23, 2019
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