All the gadgets that we take for granted like laptops and mobile phones wouldn’t be here. Nor would the electricity supply that charges them and powers so many other things we use every day. A physicist invented the World Wide Web and it’s hard to imagine a world without it - but when you were born almost no one had heard of it. Physicists are constantly finding new things – this makes it a very interesting and challenging subject.
Physics is a great choice of subject for people who want a career in technology, engineering, architecture, materials science, medicine and veterinary science. It is also good preparation for a wide range of careers such as research and development, business and law, education and environmental science.