Physics is vital to understanding the world around us and the Universe beyond. It is the most fundamental science. Physics challenges our imaginations with concepts like relativity and string theory and it leads to great discoveries about how the world works.
Discoveries in physics make possible technological innovations like the transistors and the microchip, computers and lasers which in turn change our lives. Physics encompasses the study of the universe from the largest galaxies to the smallest subatomic particles.
The Department of Physics offers a range of undergraduate degree programmes which in themselves showcase the fundamental importance of physics in relation to other areas of science and the arts: