Above us we have exploding stars in inconceivable large supernovas. Under us we have fiery red lava, radioactive bedrocks and oil reservoirs for the future. All of this is physics, as well as it is the science that describes the wind and the weather around us. Physics is also fundamental to our technologically based life - just imagine what life would be like without all our modern tools.
What is physics?
Nothing is too small and nothing is too big in the world of physics. Questions from the innermost to the outermost secrets of the universe are parts of this subject area. As are questions about how for instance the future climate and processes in the human body are governed by the laws of physics. The course covers many areas, from elementary particles to cosmology, and from biophysics at cell level to the development of oil technology, climate models to new understanding within the fields of material physics and nanotechnology.
Why choose physics?
Would you like to contribute to solving the world's energy and environmental problems, take part in the development of new instrumentation within medicine and other fields, help developing and characterizing new materials for tomorrow's products or perhaps develop models to describe physical phenomena in nature? Would you in general like to learn more about the subject that is the most fundamental for both science and technology? Then our physics programme is what you want!
In the Bachelor's programme you will first of all gain basic knowledge in mathematics and in the basis of physics: mechanics, electromagnetism, wave physics, thermal physics and last but not least; quantum physics, which play a central role in large parts of modern physics. Here you will acquire both theoretical and experimental techniques and skills. This study also provides you with a basis for further specialisation into the Master's degree programme. The Bachelor programme supplemented with a Master's degree will be a good starting point for a lot of jobs within the field of physics. For some, it may be of interest to go further, with research studies in the form of a PhD degree.