The study of physics is a good choice for students desiring positions in industry
that are on the cutting edge of engineering and science, as well as for students who
wish to continue with Master and PhD programs. For example, physics researchers are
investigating the fundamental nature of the proton, top quark and Higgs boson production,
laser interactions with semiconductors, light on the 10-15 second time scale, quantum-enabled
technologies, bioactive glasses, quantum materials, light-driven topological states
of matter, novel magnetic excitations, and black holes.